6 DOF Laser Tracker
As announced in one of the previous posts, Inge Svenningsson from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence visited Motion-Lab during 6th-7th December 2016 to commission the newly purchased Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and to give the training to the laboratory staff.
The tracker is a strong asset to the recently expanded lab infrastructure (see this link about the motion capture system installed in November 2016) allowing to perform e.g. motion compensation experiments with even higher degree of accuracy. In addition, the probing function of the laser tracker opens up the possibility to use it for quality assessment of final products obtained from various manufacturing processes such as welding, machining, casting, etc.
The purchase and commissioning of the laser tracker was performed as part of the National Financing Initiative for Research Infrastructure (INFRASTRUKTUR) project funded by the Research Council of Norway (project no. 245717).