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CAMIO8 Multi-Sensor CMM Software: Better Insights, More Productivity

Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 17:48

(Nikon Metrology: Brighton, MI) -- CAMIO offers true multi-sensor capability, allowing best-practice selection of sensor technology for each task. By combining touch trigger, analog scanning, and 3D laser scanning sensors within the same inspection program, the right inspection results are obtained in the fastest way. Nikon Metrology multi-sensor solutions provide manufacturers with greater measurement flexibility and better insight of product conformance while increasing coordinate measuring machine (CMM) throughput.

CAMIO provides a rich programming environment, with intuitive software tools for both tactile and laser scanning applications. The program editor provides an easy-to-follow iconized view of the inspection program. Simply clicking on the CAD model initiates a measurement sequence. CAMIO automatically applies the optimum measurement strategy based on the feature and sensor selected. For measuring complex surfaces, CAMIO will automatically generate scan paths that result in fast and smooth laser scanning moves that closely follow the part surface.

To support offline program validation, the software provides full machine simulation and collision detection. Any potential collisions are highlighted and can be corrected before the first part is measured, avoiding costly CMM downtime when proving out new inspection programs.

When deploying laser scanning on a tactile-based CMM, the tactile probe commands of existing DMIS programs are easily converted into laser scanning commands. Reusing existing part programs not only reduces the cost of implementing laser scanning, but also enables users to directly start inspections plans using laser scanning.

Making informed decisions faster with CAMIO

Standard report templates facilitate instant reporting, while configuration tools provide the flexibility to create bespoke designs. Tabulated tables, graphical reports, and form plots can now be combined in one concise report and shared with a wider audience using popular Microsoft and Adobe file formats. Both tactile and laser scanning results can be integrated into a single report.

With the new CAMIO Point Cloud Analysis module, a wide variety of inspection tools, including intelligent feature extraction with GD&T tolerancing, profile analysis, and full part-to-CAD, are available. CAMIO is optimized for processing large point clouds, making it perfectly suited for inspection of sheet metal panels or assembled car bodies.

CAMIO’s strict adherence to the industry standard for CMM inspection programs, Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS), guarantees the longevity of customer investment in inspection programs.

Proven in the most challenging application environments, CAMIO is the CMM software of choice for many of the world’s largest manufacturers. By leveraging the productivity benefits of CAMIO, manufacturers can focus on accelerating lead times and improving product quality, while reducing costs. CAMIO’s interoperability across CMM platforms, sensor technology, and manufacturing sites is a unique advantage that guarantees the longevity of investments in software and inspection programs for the longer term.


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Nikon Metrology Inc. offers the most complete and innovative metrology product portfolio, including state-of-the-art vision measuring instruments complemented with optical and mechanical 3-D metrology solutions. These reliable and innovative metrology solutions respond to the advanced inspection requirements of manufacturers active in aerospace, electronics, automotive, medical, consumer, and other industries. Systems are available in both fixed and portable configurations, equipped with single or multiple sensors.