Dies are specialized machine tools used in the automotive industry to press sheets of metal into shapes (e.g. car doors). Die spotting is a process for refining these tools during development – so named because of a blue paste that colours the metal and forms spots of lesser blue colour to show where the tool must be optimized. Die spotting is currently performed manually, therefore highly inefficient and human error prone. This technology is a software to digitize the die spotting process.
Software for Automotive Die Spotting
Software for Automotive Machinery Tool (Die) Spotting
This technology takes advantage of 3D scanning technology, already in place in most die manufacturers, to generate a point cloud image of the blue-stained formed sheet metal. It can then analyse the blue colour – indicating where it is homogeneous and where it is not with a greater precision than the human eye. Using such technology could reduce the number of iterations required to optimize the die, and therefore the time and costs for die development.
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