How Can Structured Light 3D Analysis Help Glass Bottle Mold Manufacturers?

Glass bottle molding often features complex artistic designs and intricate details. This causes inefficiencies during the manufacturing as blanks and molds would need to be altered frequently to fit the customers’ requirements, especially those with various compounds angles. In many cases, the only way manufacturers could address this issue is by modifying their equipment to reproduce the copy. As a result, this has caused production costs to increase significantly and has led many companies to innovate using Structured Light 3D Analysis to expedite the mold modifying process efficiently.

What is Structured Light 3D Analysis? 

Structured Light 3D Analysis is an efficient and fast way to capture the topography and metrology through modulating and specific patterns of light while also using a 2D imaging camera. It is a reliable and well-established technology used by many manufacturing and engineering industries. It allows the intricate surface geometries of objects to be accurately captured at a high resolution. 

Structured Light 3D Analysis is often non-contact and done optically. As a result, it can be utilized in various applications due to its thermal and mechanical stability. For instance, the Hexagon Metrology Structured Light Scanning Technology is a two-camera system and is known for its precision and versatility to overcome modern metrological challenges. 

It is able to efficiently translate measurement information data obtained from its analysis into accurate digital mesh data, which is ideal for reverse engineering applications. 

How does Structured Light 3D Analysis help Bottle Mold Manufacturing? 

Structured Light 3D Analysis is a viable solution for many bottle mold manufacturers as it efficiently expedites the reverse engineering and production process. In many cases, manufacturers will need Structured Light 3D Analysis to generate reliable and efficient machine paths. In addition, many designs used on bottle molds are artistic, intricate, and will require technology that can accurately capture the product’s highly detailed typography and metrology. 

The system will capture a mold, generate a high-quality 3D digital replica, and import the digital mesh data into a third-party application. The Hexagon Metrology Structured Light 3D Analysis helps manufacturers create a G-code from the STL file format, enabling hybrid machining and cutting down inefficiencies. Therefore, this has helped reduce production and reverse engineering cycle times by up to 50%, as it can scan the high definition and crisp edges of any design used in the mold. 

Why Choose Willrich Precision Instrument? 

With more than 45 years of experience under our belt in the field of inspection, metrology, and gaging, Willrich Precision Instrument offers our customers a wide range of products spanning from basic measuring tools to sophisticated metrology technology such as micrometers, vision systems, and laser systems. In addition to having a high-quality line of precision instruments, we take immense pride in successfully establishing ourselves as a leader in measurement instrumentation technology. Furthermore, we value the relationship we have with every client. That is why we offer our clients free access to our team of professional and experienced staff, who can provide useful and reliable implementation and selection assistance. 

For more information about our range of Structured Light 3D Analysis products, feel free to call us at 866 – WILLRICH (945-5742) or send an email to [email protected]

by George Chitos