The Nikon XC65Dx is a multi-laser scanner capable of capturing all 3D details along with the edges, features and surfaces in a single scan. Its completely digital 3D operation process significantly increases scanning frequencies. The patented smart laser intensity adaptation technology lets the device scan any object with minimal user engagement. While scanning complex surface shapes with intricate geometric features, the 3 laser cross stripe system makes sure that the full 3D view is acquired perfectly. This system continuously scans parts from 3 different angles. As a result, you can obtain 3D scans of any objects. Geometric features could be easily extracted from the scanned outputs.
As the scanner doesn’t have to re-orient itself for 3D scans, it can ensure faster feature inspection. It can create accurately detailed 3D scans with a single pass, so you don’t have to perform multiple scans of the same object from different directions. This will eliminate the necessity of probe head re-orientation and will reduce scan execution time significantly. As the device makes use of macro-based part programming, it can accelerate measurement preparation. During the inspection cycle, off-line recording of the motion frees up CMM time and speeds up the measurement preparation process. Setting up and inspecting the driveline parts requires less than an hour. Additionally, the scanner can be retrofitted to all the popular CMM brands. Using the XC65Dx along with conventional CMM installations can boost inspection productivity significantly.
Compared with the previous generation of scanners, the high speed digital CMOS camera used in the XC65Dx works three times more efficiently. This superior performance enables the device to speed up digital inspection, which brings more flexibility and better insight. The XC65Dx 3D scanner makes use of another new technology, the third-generation Enhanced Sensor Performance (ESP3) system. This helps the device to scan surfaces with high reflectivity or varying colors. This patented technology automatically adjusts the sensor settings for individual points of the laser stripe. Therefore, more numbers of features can be scanned in the same time, and the inspection cycle time can be reduced for freeform parts.
This scanner is especially useful for scanning fragile or flexible parts. Tactile inspection can damage or leave scratches on the surface of such objects. As the XC65Dx uses laser scanners, it does not require any physical contact with the objects whatsoever, so the integrity of the objects can be kept intact. The Longer Stand-off (LS) variant of the XC65Dx is capable of capturing the geometry of objects up to a distance of 7.1 inches (170mm). Due to the longer standoff distance, this variant has access to body-in-white surfaces and high-holding clamps. Nikon Metrology’s XC65Dx offers accuracy up to 9 microns. In regards to overall accuracy, there are no significant differences between tactile and scanning, but the savings are huge when laser scanners are used. The XC65Dx is, as a result, widely used in the automotive industry.
The XC65Dx can be comfortably and confidently used in industries where precise geometric measurements are required. In manufacturing industries, for example, the shape of the parts needs to fit the geometric tolerance in order to match its allocated space. Therefore, production engineers always have to monitor the quality of the final products before they are delivered. While using tactile inspection methods, engineers need to set up hundreds of touch sensor points. Using a 3D laser scanner like the XC65Dx, however, is a lot simpler and much more straightforward. You just have to define the orientation and the scanner motion and the scanner will do the rest. Laser scanning also eliminates the extra work of aligning the products into proper lines. As a result, no additional fixation or clamping instruments are required. And since the XC65Dx is capable of capturing all the necessary data in a single scan, which scores another point for the scanner against tactile methods.
The scanner can be useful in dimensional inspections as well. While combined with horizontal CMMs, the XC65Dx can help with fully automating gap and flush measurements. The dynamic measuring capability of the K series DMM can validate comfortable door closure. While monitoring the velocity of the door closure event, the high measuring sample rate of the XC65Dx can be very useful. It can find out potential door displacements as well. With a very light weight of 440g (0.97lbs), this truly portable scanner can be taken to any part of a factory. Though systematic quality controls are run on component levels, some deformations are only revealed during the installation process. The XC65Dx can be very useful for troubleshooting these types of issues.
Today’s domestic appliances, including microwaves, vacuum cleaners, cooking ranges, etc., are provided with high-end technologies. In order to design and produce these technically superior products, manufacturers need various confirmations such as attachment and connectivity of electronic circuits, geometry of metal and plastic parts, and much more. Using LK CMMs along with the XC65Dx can ensure proper confirmation of these things. The combination is also applicable to other household instruments like washing machines and tumble driers. The efficiency of the rotating drums in these instruments depends on properly digitizing their freeform surface and features. Manufacturers of these white goods can benefit from the XC65Dx in many ways, and your business can benefit from this scanner as well, which is why it makes our list of iReviews 2015 best 3D scanners over $50,000.
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