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Violet laser sensor heads use the shortest visible wavelength and enhanced software intelligence to lead the way in non-contact precision measurement. 

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Violet laser sensor heads extend the range of materials which can be measured by Third Dimension’s GapGun Pro and Vectro systems. Auto-makers now have a single tool for all inline gap and flush measurements, including light clusters, chrome headlights, tail lights, and all other common automotive surface finishes.

GapGun Pro and Vectro systems replace manual, contact gauges for reliable data quality and traceability.
Francois Froment, Third Dimension’s Head of Sales, reports high levels of early interest in the product: “I have taken the Violet Laser to automotive customers in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Belgium. There has been tremendous interest, with quality managers and production engineers alike seeing the potential for saving time and improving their manufacturing processes. This is definitely the most efficient solution in the market today.”

The violet laser sensor heads equip end-users including OEMs, Tier 1s and Tier 2s, with the highest measurement resolution system with unrivalled usability. Due to its highly ergonomic and lightweight design, the GapGun Pro is widely accepted by operators.

Violet laser sensor heads are a straightforward upgrade for existing GapGun Pro and Vectro customers, as they use the same VChange mechanism and do not require additional software licencing.
 
Proven to work on all common automotive finishes, the violet sensor heads have now been tested in more than ten automotive factories across four continents.
  
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Third Dimension, the leading supplier of handheld precision measurement solutions, is today (23rd October 2018) celebrating its success as the South regional winnder of the Business Growth & Strategy Award. 

Neal Agar and Ellie O'Hare represented the company at a gala dinner at the Beaulieu Motor Museum, to mark this prestigious achievement. 

Judged by independent industry experts and peers, the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards are the most established and respected of their kind, giving real recognition to businesses that demonstrate a commitment to the future of UK manufacturing. 

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A presentation on seam validation measurement at this year’s Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) in Nevada, USA showcased how Lockheed Martin incorporates GapGun - Third Dimension’s best-selling hand-held laser measurement system - into its quality inspection process of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Lockheed Martin explained how seam validation - the process of measuring the gap and mismatch between body panels – has become a networked process meaning seam types can be measured at a faster rate, repeatedly delivering significant improvements in time saving and reducing the risk of human error.

Quick and easy to use, GapGun takes measurements throughout Lockheed’s production line, so problems can be headed off before they arise, thereby speeding up and streamlining the production process. 

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