Are Line Sensors Truly 3D Sensors?

First commercialized by Perceptron in 1983, line sensors were used to verify critical dimensions on automotive bodies to determine part-to-part variation. At that time, they were referred to as 2.5D (two and a half D) sensors. Recently many companies have…

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The 3D Revolution in Automotive Manufacturing

Automotive companies see their designs in three dimensions (3D) by using Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools. The CAD models represent the “as designed” part. When manufacturing these same products, most of these companies still rely on obsolete two-dimensional (2D) systems…

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