Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched the APODIUS Vision System 2D, a solution for advanced carbon-fibre part inspection. Designed for fast results within both production-integrated inspection or offline quality assurance contexts, the APODIUS Vision System 2D delivers unmatched two-dimensional fibre orientation analysis. The system’s data output options allow for specific actual-to-target value comparison – a key tool for ensuring high-quality results during composite production.
The APODIUS Vision System 2D brings together within a single product package the HP-C-V2D APODIUS Vision Sensor and the dedicated APODIUS Explorer 2D software platform. The HP-C-V2D APODIUS Vision Sensor has been specifically developed for fibre orientation determination and measurement on composite surfaces. Using raw image data, overall fibre orientation distribution and main fibre orientations can be verified to with a tenth of a degree.
Combining instant image processing, measurement output handling and automatic report generation, APODIUS Explorer 2D makes composite evaluation faster than ever. The entire measurement process is visualised in real-time within the software to ensure accurate measurement, while a variety of data output and export formats allow for further analysis and documentation, including colour-coded simultaneous model and measurement data display for actual-to-value comparison.
The system is qualified for dry semi-finished carbon-fibre parts including braided, woven, non-crimp and customised fabrics and preforms. It also works on other common composite surfaces such as prepreg, wet and cured parts,
The APODIUS Vision System 2D is available to order immediately.
About Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is a metrology and manufacturing solution specialist. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
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