#DIGINNObest: Digitalization of New Product Introduction Process

HT Laser is a system and component supplier for global machine building companies and a flexible subcontracting partner for the forest, paper, energy, marine, mining, and other industries. HT Laser serves in eight cities in Finland and in Poznan, Poland.


The Challenge

HT Laser offers all cutting, bending, welding, laser welding, machining, surface treatment, 3D metal printing, assembly, and related R&D services. When a new product is prepared for production, the dimensional checks need to be made and the measurements communicated between the company, designers, and customers. The dimensional checks should be made fast and the data should be easily transmitted to various stakeholders.


Edging at HT Laser Vieremä factory


The Solution

The solution for digitalizing the process was the acquisition and implementation of a 3D scanner. The scanner is used for dimensional checks of both finished assemblies and production tools, as well as for reverse design. The data is now available fast, it is exact and easily shareable between organizations.

The 3D Scanner provides accurate data about the new products fast and the information is easily shareable. Photo Aliko


Technologies

The 3D Scanner MetraScan was introduced in cooperation with MLT Machine & Laser Technology Ltd. The scanner works for objects of all sizes.


Implementation process

The implementation was made in cooperation with the architecture & planning company Insinööritoimisto Savolainen Oy, which was responsible for the 3D scanning facilities. The acquisition and implementation of the 3D scanner were done within DIMECC Ltd led Industrial Data Excellence (InDEx) program.


Results

The digitalization of the measurement process makes it faster. The measurement data is exact and easily transmitted. HT Laser's new 3D measuring device makes it easy to measure even large objects. There is no upper limit on the size of the pieces to be measured. The system is used for dimensional checks of both finished assemblies and production tools, as well as for reverse design.


Measurement data obtained with 3D laser scanning has been found to significantly accelerate exports to the production of a new product. It has also been possible to communicate quickly between the various actors in the value network with the help of immediately obtained, accurate measurement data. The necessary changes in demanding welded structures (where, for example, deformation and bending compensation appear) have been able to be quickly modified and implemented with the help of 3D models.


HT Laser homepage:

https://htlaser.fi/en/home/ (in English)

https://htlaser.fi/pl/strona-glowna/ (in Polish)

https://htlaser.fi/ (in Finnish)

CONTACT

Lead Partner

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

Suur-Ameerika 1, 10122 Tallinn, Estonia

diginno@mkm.ee

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