3D Engineering Solutions
What can we do for you, the innovative manufacturer, today?
CALDEAZ. Reverse-engineering your success
3D Engineering Services
- 3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, using plastic, sand or metal
- 3D Printers ranging from FDM printers up to Direct Metal Printers
- Inspection and measurement, within any manufacturing process, comparing manufactured components to specifications
- Reverse engineering
- Design from scans: further customization from scanned models
- Laser scanning for maximum accuracy on all surfaces
- Tactile scanning, using a touch probe, when more accuracy is desired, or for measuring within hard-to-laser-scan areas
- Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) supply and upgrades, e.g. adding a Kreon laser scanner to an existing CMM, and thereby providing a more affordable solution
- Manufacturing software, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Inspection and Reverse engineering software, and
- Calibration and servicing of arms
Blue and red laser 3D scanning
CALDEAZ, as exclusive Kreon distributor, presents the first blue laser 3D scanner to the South African, SADC and greater African market. Blue laser provides high performance scanning of reflective surfaces, without the need for surface treatment. Besides eliminating the risk of surface damage due to treatment, the efficiency of the scanning process is greatly enhanced, particularly in high production volume environments. Less process steps, less materials, less waste.
The blue and (traditional) red laser scanners may be used for reverse engineering and inspection purposes, the latter as part of quality control or quality assurance, depending on your approach to quality. These scanners can be fitted to CMMs (Co-ordinate Measuring Machines), robots and mechanical arms. Mechanical arms may be supplied with a touch probe, only, for tactile scanning, if accuracy and speed are not critical.
Regarding objects that cannot be scanned in one cycle, e.g. when large or intricate objects are scanned:
Scans can be done continuously, when three mapped reference points are available from the scanning of a previous section. This, for instance, allows for an object to be turned and moved, as the scan progresses.
3D Engineering Hardware
The complete Kreon range is available to CALDEAZ’s market:
- Kreon laser scanners
- CMM upgrades with Kreon laser scanners
- Kreon measuring arms with and without laser scanners
- Kreon robot measuring and scanning
- Aberlink CMM’s can be supplied for high precision on the shop floor or in your inspection room.
- WIIBOOX 3D Printers can be supplied for printing in FDM, DLP, SLA, SLS in plastic, sand and polystyrene as well as the high-end direct Metal printers for metals like Tool Steel, Chromium Cobalt, Stainless steel, Aluminium and even Titanium.
3D Engineering Software
All the software in support of these hardware solutions are on offer, including major software products related to:
- CAD (Computer Aided Design)
- CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
- Inspection, and
- Reverse engineering software
Software brands offered by CALDEAZ include Polyworks or any software on the Kreon software list, Aberlink and 3D System’s Geomagics Design X and Control X.
Training on Geomagics also offered.
A vast range of manufacturers stand to benefit from the extent and quality of the CALDEAZ 3D engineering service and product offering. Industries which have benefited greatly from this technology, are:
- Casting and molding
- Construction, including precision roofing
- Electrical network components
- Information and communication network components, and
- Many more …