DETROIT, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Intelligent Solutions, LLC (DIS) is displaying its innovative, patent-pending ChamberCam™ process – which provides dynamic, never-before-available 3-D measurement of components under extreme climatic conditions – at the 2011 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress this week in Detroit.
Named an Innovative Exhibitor by SAE, DIS (booth #1038) will be displaying its dynamic data acquisition technology, discussing new applications and conducting process demonstrations from Tuesday, April 12 – Thursday, April 14.
The ChamberCam™ system combines photogrammetry hardware and software with current thermal management technology to provide product engineers with the unique ability to accurately measure interior and exterior components and engine systems as they expand and contract with temperature changes, up to 15 times per second, to improve product quality and performance.
In addition, the system can now be utilized to measure degradation of adhesion and know the exact time, temperature and humidity condition when the adhesion failure begins.
"Many times during testing under extreme climatic conditions, a part's shape or dimensions react in ways that engineers can't detect, making it difficult to pinpoint what the root cause is when a part fails or becomes unstable," said Jim Arnone, managing partner of DIS. "Our process takes already proven optical measurement equipment and places it in the chamber during extreme climatic testing to capture the part's 3-D data on a real-time basis."
The ChamberCam™ system is a first for the industry, not only in the kinds of precise 3-D measurement data that can be captured, but also in the way the data is delivered to the customer. DIS can deliver results to the customer while also providing additional data including time, temperature and humidity in graphs, charts, video, excel and 3-D point data showing vector direction of the point movement for each measurement.
DIS provides customers with free viewing software, allowing them to review test results and present data to their colleagues, superiors and customers in their format. This data is priceless during root cause analysis and problem-solving engineering fact finding. The system gives the engineer the ability to analyze up to 100 times more data – including previously unobtainable data – in less time than it takes with today's process.
The ChamberCam™ system:
- Slashes cycle time of engineering evaluations;
- Reduces guesswork, repeated testing and downstream engineering;
- Eliminates the need for traditional coordinate-measuring machine services and associated time delays;
- Provides real-time point measurements under temperature or in motion that were previously unavailable;
- Is accurate to 50 microns and can capture data up to 15 times per second;
- Can withstand temperatures from -50 degrees Celsius to 150 degrees Celsius (+/- 30 degrees) and up to 95 percent relative humidity; and
- Offers almost unlimited test data sets and point comparisons in video, pictures, graphs and 3-D point data charts for quick evaluation and analysis.
DIS offers the ChamberCam™ service at its testing partner, Primetime Testing Laboratory, Inc., in Clinton Township, Mich. Ideal for validating automotive interior components, such as instrument panels, door panels and consoles, the process can also be used for other products and markets where dimensional stability at temperature or in motion is critical, according to Arnone.
The ChamberCam™ system can be used for a wide variety of engineering fact finding analysis, such as:
- Quick measurement of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing features;
- Root cause;
- Motion and position analysis;
- Identifying key elements for the FEA analysis process;
- Acquisition of dynamic processes;
- Precise digitizing of medium-to-large sized objects; and
- Eliminating the need for CMM measurement.
DIS is now scheduling tests using the ChamberCam™ process at Primetime Testing Laboratory's Clinton Township lab. To schedule a demonstration or product testing, manufacturers should call Jim Arnone of DIS at (586) 468-3939 or e-mail [email protected].
About Dynamic Intelligent Solutions, LLC
A privately held company based in Clinton Township, Mich., Dynamic Intelligent Solutions (DIS) is a world-leading provider of measurement services when testing under extreme climatic conditions for the automotive, aerospace, government, marine, recreational vehicle and consumer goods markets. The DIS system utilizes optical camera-based 3-D measurement for superior accuracy. In the area of dimensional stability, DIS offers ChamberCam™ and dynamic 3-D measurement of a part inside of an environmental chamber before, during and after testing. In the area of ambient measurement (static or dynamic), DIS offers the following services: cycle; fatigue / load analysis; and 3-D measurement while cycling or applying a load to a part. DIS is an authorized service provider of select AICON 3-D Systems products. Visit www.dynamic3dmeasure.com for more information.
About Primetime Testing Laboratory, Inc.
A strategic ally of DIS, Primetime Testing Laboratory is an independent, full-service test facility with a solid history of supporting automakers and suppliers with mechanical testing services. Its staff offers more than 50 years of experience in the testing of automotive components, recreational vehicles, materials and consumer goods, machine design and build, program management and engineering.
Founded in 1998 to serve the test needs of OEM's and manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Lear Corp., Faurecia, Mayco Plastics, Irvin Automotive and Tower Automotive. Primetime's 12,000-square-foot facility in Clinton Township, Mich. is certified by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation and has expanded its capabilities to serve other specialized markets, such as furniture, toys and household products. Visit www.primetimetestinglab.com for more information.
SOURCE Dynamic Intelligent Solutions, LLC