The CMM is as an off-the-shelf, fully integrated automated inspection solution. It helps ensure quality through the detection of assembly issues early in the manufacturing process. CUBE-R is primarily used in the automotive industry as an alternative to CMMs, for sheet metal, casting and composite inspection duties.

To operate within the company’s Stuttgart office, the new demonstration centre is close to major automotive leaders, since the Baden-Württemberg region constitutes an important production area for auto OEMs and their suppliers, service companies, engineering offices and research institutes. Today, Germany represents the fourth-largest motor vehicle producer in the world after China, United States and Japan.

Explains Pierre-Hugues Allard, Creaform head of sales, EMEA & APAC: “Presented for the first time at Control 2018, we are currently initiating a worldwide deployment plan for the CUBE-R with the opening of demonstration centres in key territories, such as Germany, United States and Japan. An automated industrial measuring cell represents a major investment for any company. Hence, offering the possibility to observe and benchmark the benefits of such a solution first-hand is often critical for our customers.

“Our demonstration centre in Stuttgart features a CUBE-R, which integrates Metrologic Group’s advanced 3D measurement programming and inspection software packages: Silma and Metrolog X4 i-Robot. We will use the centre to show how our customers can leverage technologies such as the CUBE-R in their operations and better enable us to respond to automated measurement requests of the industry.”