Efficient Analysis of Automotive Mold Assembly through the FreeScan Combo

August 17, 2023

In the automotive industry, obtaining accurate 3D data from narrow cavities in molds is particularly crucial for successful mold simulation assembly analysis. However, the small opening and dead-end areas in these cavities present significant challenges in scanning.

This case explores how SHINING 3D’s FreeScan Combo 3D scanner addresses these pain points and provides engineers with a reliable solution for acquiring complete 3D data.

Challenges in Scanning Narrow Cavities in Automotive Molds

Scanning the inner cavities with the FreeScan Combo

In this case, the automotive molds to be scanned contain narrow cavities with limited accessibility. The inner cavity’s small opening, measuring approximately 30 by 20cm, present a formidable scanning challenge. Moreover, numerous dead-end areas within the cavity further complicate the scanning process.

Scanning the inner cavities with the FreeScan Combo.


Compact and Accurate Solution: FreeScan Combo 3D Scanner

SHINING 3D’s FreeScan Combo is the ideal solution to overcome these scanning difficulties. With its compact dimensions of 193x63x53mm and weighing only 620g, it offers unmatched portability and flexibility. Hence, this 3D scanner is perfect for navigating narrow and complex mold cavities.

The FreeScan Combo’s optimized camera angle also allows for better data acquisition in tight spaces and deep holes. This ensures complete and accurate 3D scanning results. In addition, its high accuracy of up to 0.02mm meets the stringent requirements of industrial measurements, instilling confidence in the virtual assembly results.

Efficient Mold Assembly Analysis

By importing the 3D data into the 3D software, mold assembly analysis can be carried out in a virtual environment. This way, it no longer relies on the traditional trial assembly method, and can be quickly adjusted and optimized. This greatly improves efficiency and accuracy, while saving time and costs.

Mold assembly analysis in 3D software
Mold assembly analysis in 3D software.

In conclusion, SHINING 3D’s FreeScan Combo 3D scanner has successfully addressed the challenges of scanning narrow cavities within automotive molds. Engineers now acquire complete 3D data, thus enabling seamless mold simulation assembly analysis.

Are you facing challenges in achieving precise mold assembly and simulation? Reach out to our application specialists for a free, non-binding consultation. Let us show you how our 3D scanning solutions can enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and elevate your business.