Is it time to consider switching to automated 3D inspection for quality control?

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Assessing Your Current System

If you feel that your current inspection process has its shortcomings—whether it’s not as reliable, accurate, or efficient as you want it to be—now is a good time to take a closer look and see what automated 3D inspection has to offer.

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To better understand why you should consider switching to using automated 3D scanning technology for quality control, let’s look at some of the challenges you might be facing today.



Are all your parts, components, or finished products coming down the line properly inspected?

If you are using random inspection, you are only inspecting a subset of the parts in your manufacturing process, which doesn’t guarantee that every part is produced properly.

Manual inspection can also be prone to errors as the way the inspection is carried out can vary from worker to worker. In addition, there are some defects that are very difficult to detect with the naked eye or the sense of touch.

2D machine vision solutions are typically component-based systems. They increase the complexity and the incidence of measurement error because of their inability to measure 3D shape (can’t acquire depth information). 2D vision alone cannot achieve 100% quality control, which is why you should consider investing in a 3D smart solution.

Why Use Smart 3D Inspection?

Smart inline inspection systems using 3D machine vision provide the next level of security when it comes to making sure your parts are manufactured correctly according to specifications.

3D smart sensors are able to inspect more measurement challenges for every single part. They deliver highly consistent measurement output that provide reliable results every time. With ultra-high accuracy, rest assure you are producing the best product quality.

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Our Solution

Our solutions—using 3D machine vision as the core technology—provide volumetric measurement (X, Y, Z axis). With the addition of depth information (Z axis), they provide shape and position information related parameters to inspect every aspect of the part.

Measure critical features such as:

  • Object flatness
  • Surface quality
  • Surface angles
  • Assembly
  • Part volumes
  • Fit and finish

Benefits to Using 3D Machine Vision

Works Well in Poor Lighting Conditions

3D machine vision is immune to lighting variation and ambient light.

Contrast Invariant

3D machine vision is ideal for inspecting low contrast objects as shape is measured regardless of surface color.

Higher Repeatability

With integrated optics, lighting, and calibration, you get consistent results every time.

Less Complexity When Inspecting Large Objects

It’s simpler to build multi-sensor setups for large part inspection with 3D machine vision.

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Robust Inspection Solution

Did you know the Gocator smart sensor can combine the best of what 3D and 2D have to offer for total quality inspection?

Robotic Inspection

3D machine vision provides volumetric measurement. Shape and position related information is essential for robotic guidance (i.e. pick and place applications). 3D smart sensors become the “eyes” for the robots.



Do you know why your manufacturing process is producing defects?

If you are manufacturing goods that are problematic and you have no idea where in the process the source of the problem comes from, it might be time to look into upgrading your inspection system.

Why Use Automated 3D Inspection?

Instantaneous feedback can play an important role in finding the source of problems in tooling and processes. By collecting data from manufactured parts and analyzing the defects collectively to find a trend, issues can be properly identified. Problems can be fixed within a short window of time to minimize production disruptions.

Pinpointing problematic areas is much easier with our inspection solutions. Powered by Gocator 3D smart sensors, our solutions provide accountability for every manufactured part. With powerful built-in tools, each sensor provides a full suite of measurement capabilities to tackle a wide range of inspection challenges.

Ready To Take On Your Measurement Challenges

Gocator 3D smart sensors provides a full suite of measurement tools to solve a wide range of inspection challenges.

Here are some of the basic built-in measurements they can take, and more:

  • measuring width
  • measuring height
  • measuring angle
  • measuring center
  • measuring distance
  • measuring position
  • measuring intersecting angle
  • measuring intersecting area
  • measuring box area
  • measuring radius



Is your inspection process slowing down or hindering your production?

If your current inspection process is a bottleneck in your production line, it might be time to consider using automated inline inspection.

Bottlenecks can:

  • Slow down production which reduces your output of goods.
  • Compromise the quality of parts because of the need to lower quality control standards in order to catch up or keep pace with production.

Why Use Automated 3D Inspection?

Inline 3D inspection allows parts to be inspected while going at production speed—all without interruptions.

Our solutions have a small footprint that can easily fit into tight spaces, contact-less, and discrete. Immediate real-time measurement capabilities minimizes lag between data acquisition (measurement) and decision output (control).

How Did You Do On The Test?

If you have doubts with your current inspection process, let’s connect and discuss how we can help.