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Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: California State University, Fullerton's Formula SAE Team's Race Car Engine 3D Scanning

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

California State University, Fullerton's Formula SAE chapter is back from their brief break to build another beast of a race car. Using Q-PLUS Labs' 3D scanning expertise to aid them, the team enters into their 3rd year in the challenging Formula SAE competition which encompasses designing, building, and competing a mini-formula style race car that will be evaluated for its potential as a production item. Read more

Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: Extreme Components, LP's Surface Finish Analysis of DAT Mold Interlocks

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

Extreme Components, LP is known for designing and creating cost-saving, effective alignment/positioning devices for the Injection Mold Industry that are durable, reliable, and high precision. Their molding alignment locks are manufactured using dynamic alignment technology or DAT, which is a revolutionary method for self-aligning locks that involves minimal friction and wear, even at high speeds. Using Q-PLUS Labs' nano measurement expertise, Extreme Components, LP wanted to use the surface finish analysis results to find out precisely how well their DAT locks held up against the wear of daily use versus the traditional friction-fit locks. Read more

Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: California State University, Fullerton Baja SAE Team's Cutting Brake 3D Scanning

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

California State University, Fullerton's Titan Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team is back at it again preparing for their 2016 competition season and sought Q-PLUS Labs' measurement expertise to 3D scan a crucial component of their new vehicle, dubbed the Hyperion, the second iteration of the team's 2015 race car, the Cronos which Q-PLUS Labs aided with 3D scanning last year. Their 2015 design of the Cronos not only competed, but beat out half the competition! This year, the team is dialing in on a design that works best for the most random and unpredictable off-road terrain which the race has been known to throw at competitors. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: California State University, Fullerton Baja SAE Team's Brake Caliper 3D Scanning

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

California State University, Fullerton's Titan Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team sought Q-PLUS Labs' measurement expertise to assist in jump starting the team's 2015 season since their 2008 competition hiatus. Originating in 1976 at the University of South Carolina, the objective of this comprehensive engineering competition is for students to function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle, but also raise financial support while balancing the demands of their course work. To produce a formidable competitor at the 2015 Baja SAE race, the final single-seat, all-terrain sporting vehicle comprised of parts machined by CSUF's Baja team from scrap, over the course of 9 months. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: 3D Scanning of University of California, San Diego Statues

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The University of California, San Diego requested Q-PLUS Labs for a unique onsite 3D scanning project of the Something Pacific installation for the Stuart Collection. This installation by Nam June Paik consists of two parts, an indoor exhibit found in the lobby of the university's Media Center as well as 3 statues of tiny Buddhas staring at dead TV sets embedded throughout the landscape of UCSD's Communications/Media Center building. The resulting scans will be used to reproduce the Buddha statues in detail should they be damaged or stolen. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: 3D Scanning of USS Freedom

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

Lockheed Martin required Q-PLUS Labs' measurement expertise to generate quick results via 3D scan data of the rear doors of the USS Freedom in San Diego, California. As a new breed of warship, the littoral combat ship (LCS) was designed to be a fast and formidable surface combatant with warfighting capabilities such as mine clearing, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: California State University, Fullerton SAE Race Car Engine Dimensional Analysis

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: Race Car Engine

California State University, Fullerton's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) chapter chose Q-PLUS Labs to aid them with the challenge to compete in the Formula SAE, a competition which encompasses designing, building, and competing a mini-formula style race car that will be evaluated for its potential as a production item. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: Creosote Bush Scanning for Harvard University Graduate School

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: Creosote Bush

This unique scanning project came to Q-PLUS Labs as a result of a client needing a 3D scan of a creosote bush's root system for his graduate project.

The creosote roots initially posed a challenge to scan due to the irregular geometry of their structure. Q-PLUS Labs' engineers were faced with the mission of accurately scanning this organic form while mainly concentrating their efforts on scanning the center of the root system. Read more

 

 

Recent News

Q-PLUS Labs Expands 3D Scanning Arsenal with Big Investment in 3D Scanning

August 2017: Q-PLUS Labs' already impressive arsenal of 3D scanning equipment and capabilities expands even further with the addition of several systems from prestigious 3D scanning manufacturers. These additions will provide customers with repeatable, precise data and structured light scanning accuracies down to 3 microns. In addition to increasing Q-PLUS' array of 3D scanning capabilities, another investment was made to contribute to the company's service offerings for large structured light scanning with a highly advanced, high-end photogrammetry system. Ever committed to providing the best value to customers, Q-PLUS is currently in the process of developing the next level in cutting-edge 3D scanning automation, which we are excited to offer soon! Request a quote

3D Scanning Additions

Q-PLUS Labs Service Spotlight: Part Sorting & High Volume Inspection Services

July 2017: Did you know that Q-PLUS Labs offers Part Sorting and High Volume Inspection Services, both in-lab and on-site as a major division of its comprehensive dimensional measurement & inspection services? Mistakes can be costly, both in time and money, but our expertise can help get you back on track. We deploy experienced personnel and portable equipment to come to your aid at either your facility, your shipment's destination, or by diverting shipments to our lab. Don't let mistakes or out-of-control manufacturing processes prevent you from achieving your objectives, especially when it comes to maintaining your product's integrity, delivering good parts on-time, and preserving your reputation. Let Q-PLUS Labs help you with solutions such as part sorting and high volume inspection, part containment, minor part rework or repair, light assembly, and consulting with our experts to find creative solutions to vexing problems. With over 30 years of experience, we are veterans at deploying skilled and semi-skilled staff in small or large teams to provide accurate and speedy inspection services. Request a quote

Part Sorting Services

Q-PLUS Labs Introduces the GapGun Pro for Revolutionary Speed in Portable Measurement

June 2017: Q-PLUS Labs adds the GapGun Pro to its expansive measurement arsenal. A versatile, hand-held, in-process quality inspection solution, the GapGun Pro rapidly captures measurement data for gap and flush, radius, edge break, burr, countersink, scratch, weld, seal, angle and more. Along with its ability to measure across a wide range of applications, the GapGun Pro also accommodates measurements from carbon fiber to high gloss black paint and chromes. It can also distinguish between different colored parts due to its VChange sensors’ Hi-Range measurement capability which dynamically adjusts the system’s output to allow measurement on multiple surface conditions. Its intuitive user interface enables the operator to always have a read on the results of the GapGun’s full color screen, even in difficult to reach measurement scenarios, allowing the operator to cut down on the amount of time it takes to collect data and increasing overall measurement throughput. 

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