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Dynamic Intelligent Solutions Launches ChamberCam for Hot Spots

Photogrammetry and thermal technology enable measurement in temperature extremes

Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 13:57

(DIS: Detroit) -- Dynamic Intelligent Solutions LLC (DIS) has launched its innovative, ChamberCam process, which provides dynamic, 3-D measurement of components under extreme climatic conditions.

The ChamberCam system combines photogrammetry hardware and software with current thermal management technology to enable product engineers to accurately measure interior and exterior components and engine systems as they expand and contract with temperature changes. the system does this up to 15 times per second to improve product quality and performance.

In addition, the system can now be utilized to measure degradation of adhesion and know the exact time, temperature, and humidity condition when the adhesion failure begins.

“Many times during testing under extreme climatic conditions, a part’s shape or dimensions react in ways that engineers can’t detect, making it difficult to pinpoint what the root cause is when a part fails or becomes unstable,” says Jim Arnone, managing partner of DIS. “Our process takes already-proven optical measurement equipment and places it in the chamber during extreme climatic testing to capture the part’s 3-D data on a real-time basis."

The ChamberCam system is a first for the industry, not only in the kinds of precise 3-D measurement data that can be captured, but also in the way the data are delivered to the customer. DIS can deliver results as well as additional data such as time, temperature, and humidity in graphs, charts, video, Excel, and 3-D point data showing vector direction of the point

DIS provides customers with free viewing software, allowing them to review test results and present data to their colleagues, superiors, and customers in their format. These data are invaluable during root cause analysis and problem-solving engineering fact-finding. The system gives the engineer the ability to analyze up to 100 times more data—including previously unobtainable data—in less time than it takes with today’s process.

The ChamberCam system:
• Slashes cycle time of engineering evaluations
• Reduces guesswork, repeated testing, and downstream engineering
• Eliminates the need for traditional CMM services and associated time delays
• Provides real-time point measurements under temperature or in motion that were previously unavailable
• Is accurate to 50 microns and can capture data up to 15 times per second
• Can withstand temperatures from -50 degrees Celsius to 150 degrees Celsius (+/- 30 degrees) and up to 95 percent relative humidity
• Offers almost unlimited test data sets and point comparisons in video, pictures, graphs, and 3-D point-data charts for quick evaluation and analysis

Ideal for validating automotive interior components, such as instrument panels, door panels and consoles, the process can also be used for other products and markets where dimensional stability at temperature or in motion is critical, according to Arnone.

The ChamberCam systemcan be used for a variety of engineering fact-finding analysis, such as:
• Quick measurement of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing features
• Root cause
• Deformation
• Motion and position analysis
• Identifying key elements for the FMEA analysis
• Acquisition of dynamic processes
• Precise digitizing of medium-to large-sized objects
• Eliminating the need for CMM measurement

DIS offers the ChamberCam service at its testing partner, Primetime Testing Laboratory Inc., in Clinton Township, Michigan. To schedule a demonstration or product testing, manufacturers should call Jim Arnone at (586) 468-3939 or e-mail jarnone@dynamic3dmeasure.com.

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A privately-held company based in Clinton Township, Michigan, Dynamic Intelligent Solutions (DIS) is a global provider of measurement services when testing under extreme climatic conditions for the automotive, aerospace, government, marine, recreational vehicle and consumer goods markets.