A Paradigm Shift for Inspection
Complementing Traditional CMM with DSSP Innovation
Advances in non-contact measurement technology, processes and techniques have created momentum in the application of digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP) for driving a competitive advantage for manufacturing in a variety of industries from automotive and aerospace to consumer products. DSSP has been defined as the convergence of 3D scanning and digital processing of coordinate points by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in an SME Bluebook authored by Peter Marks of Design Insight and published in October 2005. This paper will demonstrate how DSSP, a potentially disruptive technology innovation, complements traditional inspection methodologies without being disruptive. This paper will also show how inspection is evolving by integrating multiple methodologies to benefit manufacturing productivity and improve product quality to new levels.