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Core Strengths

Our core strengths are software programming, and hardware design.

Each system we install benefits in some way from our experience and core knowledge of:

  • Photogrammetry and optical calibration
  • Optical simulation
  • 3D Computer Aided Design
  • 3D scanning (surfaces)
  • 3D feature extraction (holes, edges, primitives, features)
  • Systems design
  • Tooling and manufacturing best-practices
  • Accuracy and traceability
  • 3D data analysis

Guaranteed Solutions

Measurement Calibration

Every system we install is GUARANTEED. Either it meets every specification, or we don't invoice.

Some customers need 2 microns, and some customers need 2000 microns. Every part shape, part surface finish, environment, cycle time requirement, accuracy requirement, and operator is different. This is why only a company with expertise in every aspect of optical 3D metrology can solve your challenging problem. Your challenges are our focus, and if our solution doesn't meet EVERY requirement, you won't pay a penny.

Latest Updates

Twin Coast Metrology at CMSC
Twin Coast Metrology exhibits at the Coordinate Measurement Systems Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 17-19. We are introducing our "ProjectorGage" 3D video projection system, and also demonstrating our 3D measurement, honeycomb, and composite repair solutions. Visit us in booth 204. Click here for a summary 60-second video.
Blog Post - Baseline Optical System Testing
Measurment of optical targets is the easiest way to determine a system's accuracy. A white dot on a black background is by far (by a significant multiple) the easiest 3D measurement artifact. If you measure targets and compare them to reference values, you will know the best possible performance of your 3D scanner (targets are more accurate than surfaces for 3D reconstruction). Click here to read more.
Blog Post - 3D measurement sytems are purpose-built -- so are cars
There are a wide range of cars on the market: SUVs, race cars, trucks, go-carts, off-roaders. There are also a wide range of 3D measurement system options. Are you picking the right one? Click here to find out more.
When to avoid point clouds in 3D metrology
Point clouds are just one way to extract 3D information on a part. In many cases, they are band-aid to a simpler, more elegant approach. Often, direct feature recognition (holes, edges, features) yield more reliable results because the systematic errors are still traceable in the camera feature recognition algorithm. Read more