Trilion Quality Systems

World leader in 3D Optical Strain Measurement

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Automotive

A key to Lean Manufacturing, Lean Engineering and Lean Test is full-field optical measurements.  These measurement methods provide data of all points on structures and reported like a FEA mesh.  This is data is critical due to the advancements in materials and model resolution.  Huge time, labor and cost are saved solving problems fast and early.  The full 3D shape, deformation and strain are measured for every test, which provides hugely more data than traditional gauges at a fraction of the time and cost.  All of this data is report ready and can be automatically imported into the quality control system.

Types of Measurements:

  1. Material Properties Testing 
  2. Forming Limit Curve Measurement 
  3. Stamping Analysis (Automated Circle Grid Analysis) 
  4. Stamping Machine Alignment & Analysis; Die Deflection Measurement  
  5. Engine Dyno & Power Train – Thermal Expansion & Vibration 
  6. Tire Dyno Measurement – ARAMIS Pulsed & ARAMIS High Speed 
  7. Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
  8. Wind Tunnel Deformation & Strains
  9. Motion Analysis
  10. Computer Model Validation 
  11. Form, Fit & Operation Analysis
  12. Manufacturing Line Motion Studies: Component Deformation and Strains
  13. Robot Motion Studies
  14. Long-term Monitoring
  15. All Applications Available as Professional Services

Technologies Used:

  1. ARGUS, automated stamping analysis  
  2. ARAMIS 
  3. ARAMIS Thermography: for Fully Synchronized Thermal & Strain Measurements  
  4. ARAMIS High Speed: for Impact Studies  
  5. PONTOS: for Dynamic Deformation & Vibroacoustic Studies 
  6. TRITOP: Portable CMM

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Typical Automotive Applications

Material Properties & High/Low Temperature Material Properties

Understanding the true material properties for correct FEA input is critical to developing precision computer models and simulations. Tensile and compression tests, bend tests, shear tests, at ambient or at temperature are ideally performed with full-field, non-contact optical measurements. Learn More about [link id=’110′ text=’Material Properties’]

Stamping Analysis & Hyrdoforming Studies: Automated Circle Grid Analysis

ARGUS measures complete shape, deformations, strains & thickness, simply and easily. Mesh results can be automatically reported and imported directly into the quality control system. Ford DTD found 400% hard savings and substantially more soft savings in CAE, where designs are now 80% more accurate; “ARGUS is Reality”.

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Vehicle Test: Full-field 3D Deformation & Strain – 4-Poster & Wind Tunnels

ARAMIS measures the 3D coordinates of all surfaces simultaneously in the same 3D space (coordinate system) so precision measurements into the submicron realm are easily achieved, even at elevated temperatures or in the thermal chamber. Laser, lens and fiber optic alignments are easily understood and verified.

Noise Vibration & Harshness (NVH) – Door Slam, Vehicle Dynamics & Engine Tests

ARAMIS High Speed for full-field deformation and strain measurement and PONTOS for full-field deformation measurement with 6-degrees of freedom allow for simple, non-contact measurement of parts or assemblies in impact conditions.

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Engine Dyno Test & Thermal Studies

ARAMIS High Speed for full-field deformation and strain measurement and PONTOS for full-field deformation measurement with 6-degrees of freedom allow for simple, non-contact measurement of parts or assemblies in impact conditions.

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Assembly Shape, 3D Deformation and Strain Analysis

Windows, fasteners, components full-field 3D deformations, warpage and strain measurements during assembly to locate problems quickly and efficiently; the engineer’s dream tool for problem solving. Assembly deformation, strain, thermal expansion and vibration analysis are easily analyzed without substantial CAE guidance.

Manufacturing Analysis – Stamping Machine Studies – Robot Studies

We have helped numerous companies with manufacturing issues from assembly procedures that were producing poor quality to producing excellent quality, finding the root cause with our full-field measurements.

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Vibration and Harshness (NVH)

Types of Measurements:

  1. Door Slam Test
  2. Assembly Operation – Windows, Doors, Engines, Gaps
  3. Assembly Dynamics – Suspension System – AirBags
  4. Computer Model Validation
  5. All Applications Available as Professional Services [Link: Page: Trilion Services] –LINK TO WHAT

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Trilion Quality Systems

500 Davis Drive, Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 215-710-3000
Fax: 215-710-3001
Website: http://www.trilion.com
Email: info@trilion.com