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Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2014-05-29

A method of measuring an object registers the object with a model of the object, and determines at least one feature of the object to scan. Next, the method controls an X-ray scanning device to scan less than the entirety of the object to produce visual data representing at least one scanned portion. The at least one scanned portion has the at least one feature, while the X-ray scanning device is controlled as a function of registering the object and model.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2014-12-18

In some embodiments, an articulated arm coordinate measurement machine can include a plurality of transfer members and a plurality of articulation members connecting the plurality of transfer members to each other to measure an angle between the transfer members. The machine can additionally include at least one coordinate acquisition member positioned at an end of the articulated arm. Further, the machine can include a harness connected to at least one of the group consisting of the transfer members and the articulation members to support at least a portion of the weight of the transfer members and the articulation members. The harness can also be configured to mount to a human.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2014-10-24

A method of measuring an object having associated geometric data and material data receives the geometric data and material data relating to the object, and controls an x-ray device to scan the object. The x-ray device operates in accordance with a plurality of operating parameters. The method then varies at least one of the operating parameters during the scan as a function of one or both the geometric data and the material data.


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Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2014-05-19

An apparatus for calibrating an x-ray computed tomography device has a plurality of objects formed from a material that is visible to x-rays, and a base at least in part fixedly supporting the plurality of objects so that each of the plurality of objects contacts at least one of the other objects. Each one of the plurality of objects: 1) is configured to receive x-rays without changing shape, 2) has substantially the same shape and size as the other objects, 3) has an attenuation value to x-rays (object attenuation value), and 4) is symmetrically shaped relative to its center point. Like the objects, the base also has an attenuation value to x-rays (the base attenuation value). The object attenuation value is greater than the base attenuation . Each of the plurality of objects is kinematically locked in place on the base.


Patent
Hexagon Metrology Inc. | Date: 2015-06-08

An articulating probe for use with a coordinate measuring machine comprises an attachment portion, a measuring portion, and at least one articulating joint. The attachment portion can be configured for attachment to a coordinate measuring machine. The measuring portion can be configured to contact an object to be measured by the coordinate measuring machine. The at least one articulating joint can be configured to allow rotation between the attachment portion and the measuring portion. Further, the articulating joint can comprise an angular sensor configured to measure an angle of the joint.

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