Car manufacturer uses novel laser scanner to reduce time to production

Car manufacturer uses novel laser scanner to reduce time to production Purpose – This paper aims to describe a new optical geometrical inspection technique and its applications by Volvo Cars. Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses the limitations of contact probe‐based coordinate measurement machines scanning, describes a new, laser‐based 3D geometrical scanning system developed jointly by Metris and Volvo, Ghent, and considers its applications and benefits. Findings – This shows that the 3D laser scanning system offers significant operational benefits over the conventional, contact probe‐based approach to geometrical inspection. It has been shown by Volvo to reduce the roll‐out time of an entire vehicle assembly process by up to ten weeks. Originality/value – This paper shows how the joint development and deployment of a laser‐based 3D scanning system has speeded up and improved the geometrical inspection of car components and finished vehicles. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Assembly Automation Emerald Publishing

Car manufacturer uses novel laser scanner to reduce time to production

Assembly Automation, Volume 28 (2): 2 – Apr 18, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0144-5154
DOI
10.1108/01445150810863671
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to describe a new optical geometrical inspection technique and its applications by Volvo Cars. Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses the limitations of contact probe‐based coordinate measurement machines scanning, describes a new, laser‐based 3D geometrical scanning system developed jointly by Metris and Volvo, Ghent, and considers its applications and benefits. Findings – This shows that the 3D laser scanning system offers significant operational benefits over the conventional, contact probe‐based approach to geometrical inspection. It has been shown by Volvo to reduce the roll‐out time of an entire vehicle assembly process by up to ten weeks. Originality/value – This paper shows how the joint development and deployment of a laser‐based 3D scanning system has speeded up and improved the geometrical inspection of car components and finished vehicles.

Journal

Assembly AutomationEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 18, 2008

Keywords: Lasers; Inspection; Assembly; Automotive industry

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