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Feasibility study zero defects 3D scanning

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Feasibility study zero defects 3D scanning

Alligator Plastics is carrying out a feasibility project in order to understand the technical problem areas in the development of zero defects 3D scanning. The feasibility study focuses on the technical feasibility of producing complex assembled plastic injection molded products in an automotive chain with zero defects.

As yet there are no solutions for inspecting these highly complex assembled products with zero defects. The combination of a number of components and innovative materials creates a complex interplay of sources of error, with the contrast and the margins being extremely small and whereby the causes and effects can strengthen each other. The zero defects 3D scanner under development is intended to make the inline inspection of complex assembled plastic injection molded products possible, and clear the way for automated and robotic production.

The project is financed under the Interreg V program Flanders-The Netherlands, the cross-border cooperation program with funding from the European Regional Development Fund.