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Vision Engineering Launches Groundbreaking Technology at Control

Deep Reality Viewer creates stereo, high-definition 3D images without using a monitor

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00

(Vision Engineering: Woking, UK) -- Vision Engineering will today unveil a revolutionary, globally patented, digital 3D stereoscopic display technology at the Control trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany.

Vision Engineering’s Deep Reality Viewer (DRV) creates stereo, high-definition 3D images without using a monitor, or requiring operators to wear headsets or specialist glasses. Instead, images “float” in front of a mirror.

DRV offers users the well-known Vision Engineering advantages of ergonomics and optimized user interfaces, while ensuring full interaction with other local or remote users and other tools, PCs, and complementary analytical equipment.

Vision Engineering anticipates that this unique, first-to-market device will be particularly valuable to organizations that model and test components in 3D, as well as facilitating improvements in manufacturing processes such as PCB inspection and reworking. DRV has the particular advantage for multisite companies of offering real-time, full HD 3D stereo images to multiple users in different locations at the same time (commonly known as “daisy chaining”).

Manufacturing companies have tried to exploit the potential offered to them by consumer-driven technological trends in virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D polarized/shutter-glass viewing. Along with the advantages of these breakthrough technologies, they have experienced substantial drawbacks in sensory isolation, disorientation, and resolution.

Modern manufacturing techniques involve multisite communicability in real time. The latest trends of AI, the IoT, and the cascade effect of Blockchain require information to be accessible to multiple users, at the same time, with the same fidelity.

Developed to address quality control and production requirements in sectors including electronics, aerospace, automotive, and medical industries, DRV offers full, real-time transferability of information to multisite manufacturers, designers, or users of multi-tier development and logistic capabilities.

DRV carries on the company’s 60-year tradition of creating ergonomic, high-quality visual inspection and metrology systems that reduce operator fatigue and improve accuracy, consistency and productivity—but, critically, exploit modern digital capability to communicate across substantial distances.

Using Vision Engineering’s globally patented TriTeQ3 digital 3D display technology, the DRV Z1 (Zoom model 1) incorporates a zoom microscope module and is the first device of its class to be launched by the manufacturer.

DRV Z1 is designed to advance the quality control and production process, by enabling operators to view magnified subjects in 3D, in unprecedented detail, without the need for additional viewing apparatus.

“TriTeQ3 blends Vision Engineering’s long-established, industry-proven and award-winning optical stereoscopic technologies and digital technologies,” says Paul Newbatt, Vision Engineering’s sales and marketing director. “DRV Z1 delivers a technological breakthrough, and is a game changer for inspection and quality control processes.”

“Over the past 60 years, Vision Engineering has built its reputation on the innovation, quality, performance, and ergonomics of our visual inspection and metrology systems,” says Mark Curtis, managing director of Vision Engineering. “DRV Z1 provides enhanced 3D visualization and overcomes current problems with 3D modeling and inspection systems. By amalgamating our existing technologies, we’ve delivered an entirely new concept to our existing customer base, as well as opening up opportunities in fresh markets.”

Highlights
• Unique deep-reality viewer enables stereoscopic 3D viewing with vivid depth perception, at ultrahigh definition (UHD) resolution, without requiring special eyewear or virtual reality headsets.
• Developed to address QC and QA requirements in electronics, automotive engineering, aerospace industries, and all precision engineering applications
• Breakthrough technology from the inventors of the award-winning ergonomic Mantis microscopes: the original and best
• First of its class
• An amalgamation of Vision Engineering’s award-winning optical stereoscopic and digital technologies, resulting in stereo digital images
• Ergonomic design reduces operator fatigue and promotes productivity and accuracy.
• Enables remote viewing of dynamic 3D images in in stereo full HD
• Enables improved accuracy in manufacturing processes such as deburring and reworking
• DRV Z1 is the first in a series of innovative 3D, stereo, full HD-resolution viewing systems, based on Vision Engineering’s patented TriTeQ3 technology.

The DRV Z1 will be launched in North America in June 2019. Several launch sites have been selected and details of this launch will follow.

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Vision Engineering is a global leading-edge manufacturer of patented ergonomic stereo microscopes, digital microscopes, and noncontact measuring systems.Twenty-five years ago, Vision Engineering introduced the world’s first “eyepiece-less” stereo microscope, the Mantis. It was an ergonomic revolution that went on to win numerous design and innovation awards. Company headquarters are based in Send, Woking, UK, with manufacturing facilities in the UK and U.S. Regional offices are located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.