Measurement and Inspection Services

 

For parts produced here at Protolabs, we offer a number of measurement and inspection services, ranging from part approval quality documentation to detailed dimensional inspection reports. Turnaround time for each process varies and is dependent on factors like part complexity and quantity.

From simple ‘one off’ first off  samples (ISIR) to low- volume production; we have the capability to assist with your immediate requirements.

Quality Inspection report

QIR is included in your ProtoQuote, available on request, and is completed as part of the normal IM moulding process.

Detailed Inspection report

Using a Laser Scanner. We can provide comprehensive 3D data inspections. Full colour plots, feature analysis and more.

Detailed Measurement Report  

Using a Co-ordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) we can produce reports that can include unlimited number of dimensions. Most GD&T measurement types are also available. 

Part Approval Process Package (PPAP/ EMBP essentials)

PPAP/ EMPB are standardised processes, typical within the automotive industry, that documents production process and reproducibility. We offer many of the industry standard 19 steps such as process FMEA, control plan, ISIR, and inspection reports. Please contact your sales rep for specific details.

 

 

INSPECTION REPORTS

Quality Inspection Report

X, Y, Z measurement on 1 parts
Lead time: Provided with sample / parts. order on request (no additional charge)

Detailed Measurement Report

Lead time: 5+ business days
Additional charge: P.O.A
Required inputs:

  • Part CAD
  • 2D drawing with dimensions to be inspected
  • Quantity of parts to be inspected

Not accepted: Customer-supplied forms

Part Approval Process Package

Lead time: 5+ business days (minimum)
Additional charge: P.O.A
Required inputs:

  • Part CAD
  • 2D drawing with dimensions to be inspected
  • Quantity of parts to be inspected

Not accepted: Customer-supplied forms


Metrology Laboratory

Contained in a separate temperature and humidity controlled and monitored room, we offer dimensional inspection using a co-ordinate measurement machine (CMM) and 3D laser scanning in addition to the physical measurement using measurement gauges and calipers that you would expect.

Coordinate Measurement Machine

Our tactile coordinate measurement machine is a contact measure device that measures the surface of an object by taking separate points using a probe.  It can find the exact location of the point because it works on a cartesian coordinate system with X, Y and Z axes.  It has a volumetric accuracy of (2.1 + 0.4L/100) µm.

3D Laser Scanning

The 3D laser scanner provides non-contact full part scanning of your part to produce a 3D colour map so that you can instantly compare it to your original CAD using GOM inspect software.  It is a very quick way of checking that your part meets your needs.  It has a scan rate of 320,000 measures/second and a resolution of 0.02mm.

Using this technology, we can produce a digital inspection report that includes full colour plots, feature analysis and more.


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