Dimensional Inspection

Count on our expertise to inspect your parts

Dimensional inspection verifies product compliance based on the requirements and tolerances established by the customer. At Solaxis, our experts demonstrate rigour by using sophisticated analytical methods to best meet your needs.

RELY ON OUR EXPERTISE

Limit risks and ensure the success of your project

Be sure about your parts’ dimensional compliance in regard to 2D before delivery

Solaxis

Work with a team with in-depth knowledge of GD&T: 

  • Highly qualified staff that works closely together with you, which is the extension of your team;
  • Compliance with industry standards;
  • Expertise with GD&T interpretation;
  • Ongoing communication with you and your customer to accurately understand needs;
  • Inspection results explained carefully and thoroughly.

Count on Solaxis’ technology and staff

  • Modern laboratory;
  • Advanced equipment and technology;
  • Ability to make immediate physical adjustments to ensure your tooling and jigs’ compliance.

 

GD&T – GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING

Eliminate uncertainty thanks to consistent interpretations

Quality GD&T interpretation and analysis are essential in order to properly position the part with respect to datums in an inspection assembly, whether fixed or temporary. This stage is crucial in order to obtain reliable measurements during dimensional inspection. We abide by ASME Y14.5-2009, which is the standard in effect across North America.

Tolerancement dimensionnel geométrique

The expertise that sets us apart

 

1. Respect for the steps of drawing interpretation

  • Confirming all dimensions controlled by +/- tolerances
  • Respecting all maximum and minimum material specifications
  • Verifying all datum conditions and references

 

2. GD&T language

Interpretation of the 3 types of symbols:

3. Qualified resources

Engineers and technicians in mechanical engineering with continuing education.

The Solaxis difference

 

Expertise

  • GD&T (dimensional and geometric tolerance)
  • 3D measurement technologies

 

Modern facilities

  • Controlled temperature
  • Reliability guaranteed by our auxiliary equipment:
    • Industrial generator and UPS backup, as well as high-performance servers
    • ERP system and EPDM vault

 

Cutting-edge laboratory

  • 7-axis arm with integrated sensor probe and high-resolution scanner
    • Probing: whose precision tolerances required for your parts are +/- 0.005″ and more in an envelope with a maximum diameter of 9 feet.
    • 3D scanning: with accuracy tolerances of +/- 0.010″ or more in an envelope with a maximum diameter of 9 feet.
  • Advanced dimensional inspection software
  • Super-powerful computers to process CAO files and large-size point clouds
  • Calibration certificates for active equipment

Example of projects

 

Confidentiel (2)

Customer
OEM aerospace assembler

Brief
To perform dimensional inspection of the first parts produced by 3D printing for a customer (FAI – First Article Inspection).

Goals
Complete a FAIR (First Article Inspection Report) as per industry standards in order to prove part quality to the customer.

Results

  • Preliminary analysis of 2D drawings of the part to produce, in order to check for potentially problematic dimensions subsequent to production launch.
  • Dimensional inspection of the first parts produced.
  • Production and analysis of reports in order to facilitate communication with the customer.

 

Inspection-dimensionnelle - Plastech

Customer
Plastech Inc., a manufacturer of sealing devices for the automotive industry.

Project brief
Dimensional inspection of a flexible sealing device made with 3D printing in a simulation environment for a closing door.

Goals

  • To set the parts in “car body position.”
  • Ensure conformity, that there is no deformation and that specifications are met.

Results

  • 3D production of a jig in order to constrain the part.
  • Dimensional inspection of the sealing device.
  • Compliance validation via colorimetry over 100% of the part’s external surfaces.
  • Production of an inspection report to ensure conformity

Return on investment
The ROI is instantaneous in the event of non-compliant parts, given that you can take the required action at the right time:

  • Costly production errors are avoided thanks to tolerance analysis for preliminary drawings.
  • Dimensional inspection avoids future non-compliance problems.
  • Part evaluation by a third party enables you to enhance your credibility to customers and/or resolve any disputes.

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