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Opus Solutions Techniques

Opus ST halves inspec­tion cycle times using Metrolog X4!

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Founded in 2018 by a group of 3D metrol­ogy experts, Opus ST is a com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in the design and pro­duc­tion of Quality Control fix­tures & gauges to be used in the QC Laboratory or directly onto the pro­duc­tion line. 

Before choos­ing Metrolog X4 as the stan­dard 3D inspec­tion soft­ware, the com­pany faced sev­eral challenges.

• Performance:
First, Opus ST is pri­mar­ily a provider of solu­tions ded­i­cated to dimen­sional con­trol. This requires the high­est level of func­tion­al­ity, using the ulti­mate 3D metrol­ogy toolkit and high pre­ci­sion requirements.

• Universality and Expertise
Secondly, Opus ST’ ser­vice range is exten­sive, hence the need for a com­plete soft­ware solu­tion capa­ble of address­ing the full 3D metrol­ogy spec­trum, what­ever the brand or the mea­sur­ing device.

• Flexibility and Scalability:
Thirdly, the com­pany is on a con­stant course of devel­op­ment and it was essen­tial that any new team mem­ber could be trained on the 3D metrol­ogy soft­ware eas­ily and quickly. Consequently, only a func­tion­ally capa­ble and user-​friendly soft­ware that helps quickly develop new skills could meet expectations.

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A com­pre­hen­sive 3D mea­sure­ment soft­ware for the most advanced application

Choosing the right 3D inspec­tion software

“Being aware that every soft­ware pro­vides spe­cific fea­tures and capa­bil­i­ties, at Opus ST, we have closely ana­lyzed the dif­fer­ent soft­ware solu­tions avail­able on the mar­ket before even choos­ing our mea­sure­ment equip­ment. It was para­mount for us to select the soft­ware that matched exactly our needs.” high­lights Mr Nicolas Da Costa, CEO of Opus Solutions Techniques.

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In light of these con­straints, Opus ST devel­oped its own approach:

  • The team iden­ti­fied the essen­tial func­tion­al­ity cen­tral to Opus ST activ­i­ties (on 6 sur­face points align­ment, geo­met­ric align­ment, best fit with the pos­si­bil­ity of includ­ing geo­met­ric and sur­face ele­ments in the same com­pu­ta­tion, CAD mir­ror, pro­gram and pro­gram mir­ror, con­struc­tion via axis/​CAD inter­sec­tion, sur­face mea­sure­ment, cal­cu­la­tion of pro­file tol­er­ances in dif­fer­ent alignments).
  • They tested sev­eral 3D mea­sure­ment soft­ware solutions,
  • They con­ferred with other reg­u­lar users of all pre-​selected soft­ware solutions.

It is impor­tant to note that before choos­ing Metrolog X4, Opus ST CMM was already oper­at­ing with OEM soft­ware. Metrologic Group would sup­ply the soft­ware solu­tion with­out the need to retro­fit the elec­tron­ics of the CMM.
Following the eval­u­a­tion of the dif­fer­ent soft­ware solu­tions, 3 options were the clos­est to the company’s require­ments and expec­ta­tions.
In terms of tech­ni­cal capac­ity, bud­get and sup­ply of a com­plete tech­ni­cal sup­port, one solu­tion stood out. In addi­tion, with the roll-​out of the metrol­ogy and engi­neer­ing activ­ity, Opus ST required the most uni­ver­sal and com­pre­hen­sive soft­ware solution.

Mr Da Costa explains what tilted the bal­ance in favour of Metrolog X4 rather than the other soft­ware avail­able on the mar­ket: “Technically, the time needed (num­ber of steps) for obtain­ing the mea­sure­ment result was the deci­sive fac­tor. In this respect, Metrolog X4 per­formed the best: it was obvi­ous, that it was the ulti­mate tool for help­ing us increase our efficiency.”

Metrolog X4 — a com­pre­hen­sive solu­tion within everyone’s reach

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Since the deploy­ment of Metrolog X4 soft­ware at Opus ST, the team remarks that the major ben­e­fit of Metrolog X4 is a con­sid­er­able time sav­ing for sur­face mea­sure­ments. Moreover, the com­pany can count on the tech­ni­cal sup­port from Metrologic Group, because: “there’s always some­one to reply, and if the per­son doesn’t have the answer right away, she’ll come back quickly with a solu­tion, and that’s fine!”.
How does Opus ST char­ac­ter­ize Metrolog X4 after sev­eral months of use? “Technically com­plete and with a graphic inter­face pleas­ant to work with”.

Budgets are a crit­i­cal point for deci­sion mak­ing, espe­cially in the frame­work of devel­op­ing a new com­pany, as is the case with Opus ST.
“When we cre­ated the com­pany, we had to finance the pur­chase of pro­duc­tion machines, mea­sur­ing devices, soft­ware, in addi­tion to the ren­o­va­tion of company’s premises. In this sit­u­a­tion, we needed to be prag­matic and find the best com­pro­mise between the invest­ment, on one side, and short- and medium-​term eco­nomic spin­offs, on another side. Metrologic Group demon­strated busi­ness flex­i­bil­ity by adapt­ing its offer and propos­ing a tai­lored sup­port”, Mr Da Costa con­tin­ues, on his expe­ri­ence of work­ing with Metrologic Group.

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Challenges

  • Purchase a com­plete soft­ware solu­tion with advanced capabilities
  • Have an easy-​to-​use interface
  • Equip the CMM with­out mod­i­fy­ing the electronics
  • Benefit from a com­mer­cial offer con­sis­tent with the com­pany cre­ation status

 

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Solutions

  • Metrolog X4 soft­ware suite : exten­sive fea­tures ded­i­cated to all-​kind of sur­face measurement
  • Tailor-​made support
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Benefits

  • Surface mea­sure­ment pro­gram­ming time became 4 times faster
  • A com­pre­hen­sive soft­ware able to address the full 3D metrol­ogy spectrum
  • Attentive and respon­sive tech­ni­cal support

About Opus Solutions Techniques

Opus ST designs and pro­duces addi­tional con­trol gauges.

Working with SMEs and larger indus­trial com­pa­nies want­ing to incor­po­rate Inspection into a new pro­duc­tion line or improve an exist­ing process, Opus ST helps deliver a reli­able and effi­cient dimen­sional con­trol addi­tion to a CMM or opti­cal mea­sur­ing device. 

Each fix­ture is designed to enable the part mea­sure­ment in opti­mal con­di­tions, the clean envi­ron­ment of the lab, or the more chal­leng­ing con­di­tions of the pro­duc­tion line. 

The com­pany han­dles every cus­tomer project entirely in-​house. This includes design, man­u­fac­ture, assem­bly and cal­i­bra­tion of the mea­sur­ing fix­tures. This allows Opus ST to guar­an­tee qual­ity and meet deliv­ery schedules. 

 

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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND STATUS UPDATE

 

Updated Thursday April 9th, 2020

 

In these times of change, we need to be proactive and adapt to a world that will be different.  Not only does this apply to us as a technological company but most importantly to our customers who will grow different set of expectations. More than ever, time has come to step up to evolving market demands: we are committed to implementing radical changes to support our end-users. Starting today.

 

Updated Tuesday March 17th, 2020

 

At Metrologic Group, safety is our number one priority. We are committed to providing you with the best possible customer experience while protecting our staff. As of Tuesday March 17th noon France is in partial lockdown and we will be applying government mandatory measures.  All of our team is able to operate and work remotely in secured locations.


Preventing the further spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility for us all.


We are monitoring and enforcing all guidelines set out by local governments in the countries in which we operate, whether related to local requirements, general hygiene or to travel restrictions.


During this time, we are doing our best to maintain 100% of our technical support services by phone, email or remote assistance.  If you have any technical problems using our solution or need simple assistance, you can contact us normally through the usual channels and locally available phone numbers:

 

  • • Technical Support: hotline [at] metrologic.fr  (replace [at] by @)
  • • Find and contact your local support
  • • Technical Support for France Hotline Direct Access Number: +33-476-043-033
  • • Or locate your nearest Subsidiary/resseller for local support.
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Trainings, on-site assistance and business trips are cancelled until further notice.


However, our team of experts is available to perform virtual/remote training to support your needs:  contact your local focal to learn more on how we have adpated to the situation to keep providing training on our full range of software solutions.


We will continue to keep you informed as we go along and we invite you to regularly consult this page for the latest information.

 

Thank you and stay safe,

The Metrologic Group Team

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