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HERMAN MILLER CHOOSES A KREON MEASURING ARM

HERMAN MILLER CHOOSES A KREON MEASURING ARM TO
CHECK AND CORRECT MACHINE SETTINGS PRIOR TO
PRODUCTION.

Herman Miller’s metal parts manufacturing plant, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA), speeds up the fine-tuning of manufacturing processes by acquiring an Ace Skyline measuring arm.

The metal parts produced are varied and, as a whole, require 3D inspection. Traditionally this
was done on a CMM in a metrology room, but for 3D inspections of bent tubes, a new
measuring solution was needed to handle the complexity of the shapes involved.
The company chose a 3.5 m Kreon measuring arm with a 3D Skyline Wide scanner provided
by Burton Precision Inc.

What made them opt for a Kreon arm?

• Fast familiarization and easy
installation
• Flexibility of use in the workshop or
the metrology room thanks to the
portability of the system
• High-performance, rapid and precise
3D scanner
• Productivity gains thanks to faster measurement data acquisition
A single solution covering several applications

The Skyline Wide scanner quickly provides a dense point cloud that can be compared with
the CAD file. Several checks, with tolerances between 0.1 and 1 mm, can be made: bore
diameters and positions, bend angles, and more. It is easier to fine-tune the tube
manufacturing process because any deviations discovered during an inspection are interpreted
immediately, allowing the production machine settings to be corrected.

Levi Meyer, Head Metrologist:

“The Ace Skyline arm, initially acquired for inspecting tubes, has come
into its own in other applications too.”
Beyond the metrology room, the Ace Skyline arm is used in the company’s welding
workshops for quickly checking joining accuracy. It is also proving a valuable asset for
reverse engineering deep-drawing die parts with complex shapes that have been tweaked
manually.

About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller, founded in Michigan (USA) over a hundred years ago, today sells office
the furniture around the globe, relying on some 8,000 members of staff. The company is known
for partnering with famous designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and for having
produced the best-selling office chair in the United States – the Aeron.

 

 

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