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Measurement solutions for 3D printed parts

OGP measurement for 3D printed parts

Inspection of parts, whether they are machined or 3D printed, is crucial.

Additive manufacturing is a process of adding material to a base layer by layer to make a part, at odds with traditional manufacturing techniques that are traditionally subtractive. This process of industrial 3D printing allows for fast, accurate and detailed printing of parts direct from a 3D CAD model.

Why use multi-sensor measurement for 3D printed parts?

Avoid part damage

3D printed parts can be delicate or sensitive, and non-contact measurement prevents parts from being damaged or deformed as they may do with traditional contact measurement techniques.

Fast measurements

Quickly scan or capture data from the entire surface of the part, allowing for rapid and efficient measurement. This is especially advantageous when dealing with complex or intricate 3D printed components.


Accuracy & precision

Capture fine details and minute features ensuring precise measurements of dimensions, surface profiles or geometric characteristics, resulting in more reliable and repeatable measurements.

Vital to every product

Generally highly accurate in terms of specification and output to that planned specification, 3D printers are the best, most accurate method of producing machined plastics. However, this can depend on variables, such as the print speed that is set. Generally speaking, the faster the print, the less accurate it is – like a high-speed draft mode on a traditional desktop printer. Other issues could arise with the surface quality and inadequate support materials (to help build the part up layer by layer) producing warping on the main material itself.

Conquer your measurement challenges

OGP multi-sensor measuring machines are designed to withstand the challenges of everyday measuring. No matter the challenge your team faces, OGP UK experts are on-hand to find the best means of measuring your parts.

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Get in touch with an expert today. Discover the full power of multi-sensor measurement to save you time and money with your inspection routines.

Improve the consistency and accuracy of your measurements to create better products. Get in touch today to discover more.