VISI Provides Medals Of Show Visitors’ Faces
VISI software combined with Hexagon Metrology and Heidenhain Italiana to give a truly personal and memorable experience to visitors at an industry trade fair, in the form of a milled medal of their face.
Sitting in an old-style barber’s chair, visitors to VISI’s Italian reseller, Vero Solutions Srl’s, on Heidenhain Italiana booth at the A & T Exhibition in Turin, had their faces laser scanned by Check Solutions with Hexagon Metrology. The information was processed and imported into VISI, which created toolpaths using the Waveform machining option.
The tool used in the process was distributed by LMT/Sorma, with presetting made by Speroni, who also provided complete tool life management. Fourth-year students from the CNOS-FAP Institute in Turin prepared the Ergal stock medal ready for milling on a GF Mikron vertical milling centre with a Heidenhain TNC 620 controller.
When the medal was ready, the visitor was emailed by Vero’s WorkPLAN management system to collect the medal from the booth.
The A & T Exhibition is the specialist Italian trade fair for Industry 4.0, and the country’s reference show for manufacturing industries, system integrators and research centres. Nicoletta Gianotti, Vero Solutions Srl’s Marketing Manager, says: “With the Ergal stocks being provided by Commerciale Fond, and the coolant for the operation from, Blaser Swisslube, the overall project was a perfect synergy of different companies to create a complete Industry 4.0 process.”
She adds that as well as being delighted with the milled medals of their faces, visitors were also impressed with VISI’s freedom, speed and ease for mould makers. “Those three words wholly describe VISI, which we clearly demonstrated as being a powerful design and manufacturing tool, reducing production time and costs.”
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market. The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed. Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.
Vero is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.1bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.