Our team in Huddersfield worked with the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre to develop a measurement method using a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and a 3D printed fixture. They measured several batches of cartridges, giving King of Shaves the data required to evaluate its product and feed back valuable findings to the supplier. Throughout the project, the method was amended and refined to provide exactly the data required by King of Shaves, following evaluation of each batch. This resulted in a low-cost, rapid measurement process that met the required fast turnaround times.
The team in Huddersfield then set out to find an even faster, lower-cost measurement solution, capable of measuring the most important features of the product, as demonstrated by the CMM data. The team transferred the measurement process to a new instrument – a Taylor Hobson Form Talysurf® PGI, which is normally used to measure surface finish properties.