Riven’s 3D Data Solution Eliminates New Product Introduction Iterations
Riven's new system enables comparison of real-world production with digital design intent and cloud-based collaboration.
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February 18, 2021
Riven introduced its push-button 3D scanning, comparison and communication solution that enables new product introduction (NPI) engineers to quickly and easily scan physical parts, clearly understand detailed physical part deviation from CAD design intent and easily collaborate to resolve issues.
Deviations in first-article or mid-process stage components during NPI create major problems for manufacturers. The inability to understand product issues causes excessive development iterations, shipment delays and cost overruns leading to unprofitable NPI and dissatisfied customers. These challenges apply to conventional manufacturing, such as injection molding, and advanced methods, such as metal additive manufacturing.
Riven can be operational in less than 30 minutes. In many cases, Riven’s solution cost is less than that of a single product iteration.
“There is an un-resolved bottleneck in metal additive manufacturing – it’s NPI – and it fundamentally limits the speed, reach, and growth rate of the industry,” says James Page, CTO. “By accurately measuring complex geometry such as warp, fillet radii, and amorphous surfaces, Riven identifies exactly where and by how much pre-production parts differ from the CAD design and then uses visual product communication to help teams collaborate on manufacturing and engineering adjustments.”
According to Page, “Every product iteration takes time, resources and materials. Riven's cost-effective 3D data capture, analysis and communication tools provide the missing link for an advancing industry while reducing scrap, travel and shipping makes important in-roads towards eliminating the $3-trillion of annual manufacturing waste.”