CONSUMER GOODS – 3D MEASUREMENT APPLICATIONS
The consumer goods sector is heavily dependent upon consumer behavior. As the economy expands, the demand for higher-end products increases. When the economy shrinks, consumer demand for products with a high value at a reasonable price grows.
To meet customer demand, consumer goods companies must continually bring innovation to the market, while also aiming to provide the best value for money. Integrating 3D scanners improves the production process and shortens time to market.
To base tests on adequate prototypes.
Many times, physical models of consumer goods are made with materials such as clay, which is not always suitable for carrying out the necessary tests. The addition of new elements may also modify the model. Therefore, creating new prototypes is inevitable to be able to continue with product testing.
Using SIDIO systems, you can capture highly-detailed information on the full geometry of the part.
With the results in hand, you can then make any modifications the testing plan requires, such as reproducing the part using another type of material or scaling its size, among many other applications.
The ability to capture the geometry of the new part quickly allows you to save time in the testing phase and you can confirm the final part design more quickly.
Savings is generated because of the reduction in the time the staff spends on this work.
To create a piece of jewelry from a single prototype.
After designing the jewel, a prototype is produced to confirm that the design can be adapted to smaller size specifications, after which production can begin. Due to the complex shape and size characteristics that are typical in jewelry, the process of working with a miniaturist to convert the design into a wax model can be long and expensive. The cost-effective alternative is to use a 3D white light scanner to capture the sample parts’ data and adapt the design to the required size(s).
SIDIO systems allow you to capture the shape and texture of the part in 3D with incredible detail and accuracy. You can use the results to adjust the part to the desired size.
Thanks to the 3D data, different modifications can be tested, avoiding the creation of several prototypes and saving time in the jewel design process.
With the final design in hand, the casting process can be carried out with the selected material (gold, silver, etc.) to create the prototype. Measuring the prototype allows you to ensure that the 3D shape is correct and you can also determine the precise bulk weight of the material. Then, you can modify the jewel design according to the tolerance, optimize the casting process or simply launch production.
To protect goods from damage during transport.
It is very important to monitor that packaging complies with your requirements. Unfortunately, controlling parts production is not enough to ensure customer satisfaction. Delivery is critical because, if parts are not packed properly, they can be damaged during transport.
Using the SIDIO system, you can digitize the section of the pallet where the box will be packed. You can control the distance between pallet planks while also ensuring that the dimensions of the global volume are correct. At the same time, you can identify any defect that may exist on the pallet, such as a nail, which could tear the box resulting in product loss.
Ensure that each pallet is well manufactured and reduce the potential for damage to your parts. You can also determine the number of boxes that can fit on a pallet or the number of pallets you can fit on a delivery container.
In addition to guaranteeing the quality of the product, you can also optimize processes and cut costs.