"What do I measure?" not "How do I measure?"
This is the core thinking behind MetMaX, the operating software for the micro coordinate measuring system µCMMand InfiniteFocus G6. Thanks to this evolution, users do not need any specific metrology knowledge to perform robust measurements with the coordinate measuring machine. MetMaX contains all the necessary knowledge on how to acquire and evaluate 3D data. The knowledge of how to best capture and evaluate 3D data is part of the software.
MetMaX redefines the role of software in measurement by offering:
an integrated 3D environment to assist in developing a measurement plan
a virtual environment in which to test the plan using a Digital Twin of the CMM
automatic report generation
a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) component for making challenging measurements, such as roughness or finding defects
How MetMaX works
When the CAD data set for a component is loaded and aligned, operators can use a simple mouse click to select which GD&T or PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) parameters to measure. MetMaX automatically configures the ideal measurement strategy for an optimized 3D measurement of the part. The software automatically calculates probing directions, tilt, rotation angles, and travel paths in XYZ. Before measurement starts, a virtual simulation ensures a collision-free measurement sequence. The measurement is started by the operator with a click and is fully automated. Once the 3D measurement is finished, data is automatically analyzed. If, for example, form deviations are to be verified, the µCMM equipped with MetMaX software chooses which geometric form (cylinder, plane, sphere, etc.) must be fitted. A reporting system gives an ok/not ok report.
Step 1 & 2:
Dimensioned technical drawing of a component that must be verified and the CAD data set of the part to be measured is uploaded into MetMaX.
The user selects the appropriate GD&T or PMI feature.
Both measurement and evaluation of the 3D data are performed automatically. MetMaX indicates when specifications are out of tolerance.
The reports can be easily configured according to user-specific criteria.
Optical measuring systems ready for the shop floor
The operating software MetMaX takes the measuring systems µCMM and InfiniteFocus G6 to a new level of metrological performance. 15 years of experience, knowledge and technological advantage in the field of optical measurement enable a new way of using a high-precision optical measuring system, from which production in particular benefits. The MetMaX algorithms take care of this process for them.
This means that the µCMM and InfiniteFocus G6 are no longer "only" measuring devices for high-precision measurement of complex geometries based on a robust area measurement principle, but also planning and reporting measuring systems.
The availability of individual functions depends on the system configuration.