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24 Sep 2018

Workshop: Creating a Digital Twin with Reverse Engineering

Join Adaptive at the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, OH on Friday, October 12 for a free half-day educational workshop. We’ll show you how to make a high-quality 3D Digital Twin of a legacy part. It is the perfect opportunity to learn how to start creating a digital twin of your existing product.

At the workshop you’ll have the chance to learn from technology experts and end users including:

  • Frank Thomas from Adaptive will serve as the host of the workshop. Frank has worked in the Engineering, Metrology and Additive Manufacturing industry for over 20 years with a variety of manufacturing companies and industries as both an implementation consultant and product specialist.
  • Eric Tryson, Engineering Manager at Dorman Products – Eric oversees the Design Teams at Dorman’s headquarters in Colmar, Penn. as well as their team in Shanghai. He has 10+ years experience designing and reverse engineering products in various industries ranging from consumer products to automotive.
  • Sean Frank, Quality Engineering and Lab Services Manager at Dorman Products – Sean is a quality manager overseeing the operations at Dorman’s Shanghai lab and the Testing and Metrology Labs at the Colmar, Penn. headquarters. He has 18 years of experience reverse engineering components and fixtures for the aerospace industry.

Agenda Sneak Peak:

  • The Benefits of Developing a Digital Twin
  • Converting the Physical to Digital (3D Scanning)
  • Creating the Digital Model (Reverse Engineering)
  • 3D Scanning to Print – Going Directly from 3D Scanner to any 3D Printing System
  • User Case Study: Leveraging Technology to Provide Aftermarket Solutions

Register today.

24 Sep 2018

Visit Adaptive at the Dayton AMTS

AMTS Conference

October 17 and 18
Dayton, Ohio
Adaptive Corporation Booth #112

Manufacturers from across Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana are gathering at the AMTS Show in Dayton, Ohio. Join Adaptive Corporation on October 17 and 18, 2018 at the Dayton Convention Center. View manufacturing, PLM, and simulation solutions from Dassault Systèmes.

You can also see hands-on demonstrations of Markforged 3D printers and Creaform 3D scanners.

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21 Aug 2018
Humanetics | 3D Printing | Adaptive Corp.

Crash Test Dummies Featured in Thomas Industry Video

Humanetics ATD, a manufacturer of crash test dummies is making a big splash in the Additive Manufacturing press. Adaptive featured Humanetics and their elderly dummy in a recent case study. The article described how they used the Markforged Mark II 3D printer and the ONYX material in the manufacturing process.

Thomas Industry Updates produced their own video starring our beloved elderly crash test dummies.

Watch the video taking the additive manufacturing industry by storm.

16 Jul 2018

Modern Machine Shop Reprint: Toolmaker uses 3D printing to produce composite workholding fixtures

Read how an Adaptive customer solved their production bottleneck challenges with 3D printing in a recent article published on the Modern Machine Shop website.

Elliott Tool is a tube tool and burnishing product manufacturer located in Dayton, Ohio. They were having difficulties keeping up with the demand for custom fixtures and dies to meet their customer orders. They turned to Markforged and their Mark Two 3D printing system to ease their production bottleneck. They were so impressed with the lightweight ONYX material they began using 3D printing for their end use parts.

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25 Jun 2018
CUBE-R Automated Inspection System

Improve Inspection Productivity with Robotic 3D Scanning Solutions

In order to stay competitive, manufacturers are pressured to develop more complex parts in less time. These part designs, in turn, require more sophisticated measurement and inspection processes to meet quality standards.

Today, QA organizations are looking for three primary advantages:

They want portability. Meaning, they want to make 3D measurements wherever you need to go. Not limited to the lab.

They want true accuracy. That is, they need accurate measurements in real-life operating conditions.

And they also want simplicity. They need solutions designed to provide accurate measurements with a simple, efficient measurement process.

Now, thanks to CREAFORM, 3D scanning systems can augment existing Metrology assets with accurate and consistent results.

Adaptive supports two primary applications: first article inspection compliance (FAI) and reverse engineering.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R is a new robot-mounted optical 3D scanner for automated inspections on production floors. This self-contained system is designed for high-volume, 24/7 operations and requires minimal operator involvement. Even at production-floor speeds, the Metrascan 3D-R maintains a 0.078 mm accuracy for parts between 0.3m and 10m in size. New features include a powerful R-System control console, auto-calibration system, and the C-track optical tracking bar. The Metrascan is compatible with inspection software from 3D Systems and Polyworks.

MetraSCAN 3D-R Automated 3D Inspection
The Metra-Scan 3D-R Automated 3D Inspection System

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The CUBE-RTM is a turnkey automated 3D scanning CMM solution for at-line inspection. This automated 3D measuring machine features MetraSCAN 3D-R, a powerful robot-mounted optical 3D scanner that can be integrated into factory automation systems without compromising on accuracy. The CUBE-R can inspect hundreds of parts a day, including complex designs. One of the keys to the systems high-productivity output is the controller’s ability to multitask. The system offers simultaneous operation of data acquisition and analysis to generate an uninterrupted measurement flow.

CUBE-R Automated Inspection System
The Creaform CUBE-R Automated Inspection System for at-line inspections

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Thanks to the CREAFORM Academia package, 3D scanning and inspection processes can now be taught in class and used for research. Designed to be used in engineering courses, the Academia kits include portable 3D scanners, inspection and reverse engineering software, teaching kits, video tutorials, sample datasets, and five-year customer care programs.

CREAFORM Academia Solutions
CREAFORM Academia Solutions for Teaching and Research

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