4D Technology

Metrology has never been easier

Metrology is critical for process control, if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it.  As I am sure you are aware, selecting the right Metrology can be a complex process.  Now there’s a Game Changer from 4D Technology, a FIRST, that puts high resolution measurement on the factory floor, in machine shops and in field service applications.

The 4D InSpec Surface Gauge is the first handheld, precision instrument for non-contact measurement of surface features and defects.  The 4D InSpec brings you micrometer-level resolution, portability, affordability and ease-of-use.  This prerecorded webinar discusses, in detail, how shop floor 3D metrology improves quality and profit.

One of the biggest advantages to the 4D InSpec Surface Gauge is that, unlike high-end metrology systems, it is rugged, flexible, affordable and able to measure a wide range of part geometries in the most challenging environments. It is a handheld 3D microscope, the ONLY one in the world, that is a high resolution handheld instrument.  Now that’s progress -  High Resolution, 3D Measurement, ON THE SHOP FLOOR.   Some companies have already seen significant increases in yield and decreases in rejection and rework.   Here is a great introductory video.

Being handheld, the 4D InSpec Surface Gauge can access tight corners or to sample large surfaces directly on components. This tool’s unique optical design lets you measure features in corners, inside of bores, along radii and over complex surfaces.  There are shape removal tools in the 4d InSpec software that allow you to accurately measure the depth, width and volume of features of interest.  It can also be mounted on a robotic manipulator for fully automated measurements of complex components. One-button operation and immunity to sensor movement make it easy to align and measure, while a rugged design and single cable tether withstand the rigors of daily use.  4D InSpec has an intuitive, touchscreen interface that handles setup, operation, analysis and report generation.

Ease of use is a key feature of the 4D InSpec.  See how easy it is to get the system up and running and start doing quantitative measurements.  Once installed, getting going with the software is just as easy.  Feature analysis is a powerful part of the software.  You can simply specify the settings that you want to see. Measure metals, plastics, composites, a variety of materials, with just the push of a button on the shop floor.  

Let us show you how easy it is to measure a variety of components, like a blade edge or aircraft engine components, or to adjust brightness in the 4D InSpec software to ensure optimum measurements, or to align the calibration standard under the InSpec in order to get good calibration measurements.  There are a number convenient features within the 4D InSpec software, such as the automatic feature finding capability or the radius of curvature analysis.  No matter the measurement need, this is the tool for you.

But don’t just take our word for it, come see it in action for yourself at HANNOVER MESSE USA co-located with IMTS 2018.  Even better still, get hands on and TRY IT OUT for yourself.  Bring a part to the conference, anything you want, and do the measurements yourself.  You can experience firsthand the ease and accuracy of the 4D InSpec Surface Gauge, and have fun doing it.

See you at HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018!