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Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: California State University, Fullerton's Formula SAE Team's Race Car Engine 3D Scanning

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

California State University, Fullerton's Formula SAE chapter is back from their brief break to build another beast of a race car. Using Q-PLUS Labs' 3D scanning expertise to aid them, the team enters into their 3rd year in the challenging Formula SAE competition which encompasses designing, building, and competing a mini-formula style race car that will be evaluated for its potential as a production item. Read more

Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: Extreme Components, LP's Surface Finish Analysis of DAT Mold Interlocks

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

Extreme Components, LP is known for designing and creating cost-saving, effective alignment/positioning devices for the Injection Mold Industry that are durable, reliable, and high precision. Their molding alignment locks are manufactured using dynamic alignment technology or DAT, which is a revolutionary method for self-aligning locks that involves minimal friction and wear, even at high speeds. Using Q-PLUS Labs' nano measurement expertise, Extreme Components, LP wanted to use the surface finish analysis results to find out precisely how well their DAT locks held up against the wear of daily use versus the traditional friction-fit locks. Read more

Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: California State University, Fullerton Baja SAE Team's Cutting Brake 3D Scanning

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

California State University, Fullerton's Titan Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team is back at it again preparing for their 2016 competition season and sought Q-PLUS Labs' measurement expertise to 3D scan a crucial component of their new vehicle, dubbed the Hyperion, the second iteration of the team's 2015 race car, the Cronos which Q-PLUS Labs aided with 3D scanning last year. Their 2015 design of the Cronos not only competed, but beat out half the competition! This year, the team is dialing in on a design that works best for the most random and unpredictable off-road terrain which the race has been known to throw at competitors. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: California State University, Fullerton Baja SAE Team's Brake Caliper 3D Scanning

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

California State University, Fullerton's Titan Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team sought Q-PLUS Labs' measurement expertise to assist in jump starting the team's 2015 season since their 2008 competition hiatus. Originating in 1976 at the University of South Carolina, the objective of this comprehensive engineering competition is for students to function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle, but also raise financial support while balancing the demands of their course work. To produce a formidable competitor at the 2015 Baja SAE race, the final single-seat, all-terrain sporting vehicle comprised of parts machined by CSUF's Baja team from scrap, over the course of 9 months. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: 3D Scanning of University of California, San Diego Statues

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The University of California, San Diego requested Q-PLUS Labs for a unique onsite 3D scanning project of the Something Pacific installation for the Stuart Collection. This installation by Nam June Paik consists of two parts, an indoor exhibit found in the lobby of the university's Media Center as well as 3 statues of tiny Buddhas staring at dead TV sets embedded throughout the landscape of UCSD's Communications/Media Center building. The resulting scans will be used to reproduce the Buddha statues in detail should they be damaged or stolen. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: 3D Scanning of USS Freedom

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: USS Freedom

Lockheed Martin required Q-PLUS Labs' measurement expertise to generate quick results via 3D scan data of the rear doors of the USS Freedom in San Diego, California. As a new breed of warship, the littoral combat ship (LCS) was designed to be a fast and formidable surface combatant with warfighting capabilities such as mine clearing, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: California State University, Fullerton SAE Race Car Engine Dimensional Analysis

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: Race Car Engine

California State University, Fullerton's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) chapter chose Q-PLUS Labs to aid them with the challenge to compete in the Formula SAE, a competition which encompasses designing, building, and competing a mini-formula style race car that will be evaluated for its potential as a production item. Read more


Q-PLUS Labs' Case Study: Creosote Bush Scanning for Harvard University Graduate School

Q-PLUS Labs Case Study: Creosote Bush

This unique scanning project came to Q-PLUS Labs as a result of a client needing a 3D scan of a creosote bush's root system for his graduate project.

The creosote roots initially posed a challenge to scan due to the irregular geometry of their structure. Q-PLUS Labs' engineers were faced with the mission of accurately scanning this organic form while mainly concentrating their efforts on scanning the center of the root system. Read more

 

 

Recent News

2017 MD&M West

February 2017: Join Q-PLUS Labs at the 2017 MD&M West show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA - February 7-9. Our booth has moved! Find us upstairs in the Precision Tec area. We will be unveiling a never before seen, cutting-edge, mystery measuring machine! We will also have the industry's leading measurement manufacturers featuring state of the art systems, software, and live demonstrations. Click here for Free Admission

MD&M West 2017

Q-PLUS Labs’ Nano Measurement Arsenal Expands with New Laser Confocal System

January 2017: Q-PLUS Labs expands its extensive nano measurement capabilities with the introduction of a new laser confocal microscope for non-contact measurement. Using supremely high accuracy laser scanning, this system is extremely versatile and able to perform color profilometry as well as precise measurements down to .5 nanometers (500 picometers)! The system's speed of data acquisition has an incredibly fast response time and can characterize surfaces for accurate measurement results with high-resolution and low noise on a variety of objects, even almost to the "equator" on difficult to measure spherical shapes! Click here to request a quote.

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Q-PLUS Labs!

December 2016: Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Click here to view our holiday greeting from the dedicated staff at Q-PLUS Labs!