Creaform announces that the Plastics business field (BF) of major automotive manufacturer Volkswagen Group has fitted its plant in Wolfsburg, Germany with a virtual measurement room equipped with Creaform measurement technologies, as part of a pilot project.
Volkswagen Group’s Plastics BF has chosen to use a pilot for the tactile measuring version and intends to use the virtual measurement room in the future for on-line measurements of the cockpit and front-end of the new Golf series vehicles. They plan to measure individual parts on the production line, which moves 4 meters forward within 56 seconds. In those 56 seconds, the cockpit and the front end will be probe-inspected with the HandyPROBE arm-free CMM. To this end, two pairs of C-Track dual-camera sensors are linked via the C-link functionality, while a fifth C-Trackis used as a separate measurement workstation enabling specific measurements as fast intervention station.
The Creaform solution’s flexibility was a key factor for Volkswagen Group’s Plastics BF, as it can be easily adapted to meet future and/or changing needs. Plus, model changes can be easily and simply linked via the software, and there is no need to change the hardware.
Creaform has become a key partner in the automotive and transport industries; the Creaform technologies are more and more used at OEMs and suppliers in areas like design, engineering and reverse engineering, prototyping,simulation, manufacturing, quality control and design for the aftermarket.