Laser Design Installs Scanning System at Carley Foundry
System will verify aluminum castings for aerospace and automotive industries.
March 29, 2010
By DE Editors
Carley Foundry recently installed a Laser Design Inc. scanning system using the FaroArm in its Blaine, MN, facility. Carley Foundry, in business since 1955, specializes in aluminum castings for the aerospace and automotive industries. The Laser Design system will be used for verifying aluminum mold tooling prior to production runs.
“Carley Foundry is the kind of well-respected small business that has built their reputation on casting short-run, complex-shaped, high-accuracy parts,” says C. Martin Schuster, president and CEO of Laser Design. “Our portable FaroArm system will add to their array of quality assurance equipment, adding both speed and precision. The system can be moved around to all of the production areas to provide timely verification and inspection to the parts being cast at any time. The system’s versatility also allows them to reverse engineer legacy parts for which no CAD models exist.”
The portable FaroArm arm is teamed up with the Laser Design SLP-500 laser-line scanning probe. The non-contact 3D laser probe captures up to 144,000 points per second, according to the company. The SLP probe line features digital (ASCII) coordinate output, a visible beam, a Class II rating, and a long standoff to prevent crashes during part scanning. Dual CMOS receptors featuring simultaneous scanning assist with steep sidewall and recessed geometry capture.
For more information, visit Laser Design, Inc.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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