AC Cobra Photogrammetry

What is Photogrammetry?

Photogrammetry is a technique of taking measurements from photographs. The output of photogrammetry is a 3D model of a real-world object. A camera is positioned close to the subject and is typically hand-held or on a tripod. The output is 3D models, measurements and point clouds. Everyday cameras are used to model and measure engineering structures.

What can we offer?

  • Qualified and experienced design engineers, with a combined experience across multiple sectors of over 35 years.
  • When comparing the measured data with CAD data (IGES, VDA, STEP, Catia, ProE, UG …), the corresponding measuring reports are created in the familiar formats:
  • False-colour representation
    • Deviation of individual points as labels
    • Sections, angles and distances
    • Diameters and flatness
    • Tables and lists

6 Advantages of the TRITOP Technique:

  1. Complete 3D measuring machine with minimum hardware requirements (2 cases with a total weight of 23 kg)
  2. The object is not touched during measuring
  3. Very high accuracy also for large objects
  4. No wear and tear, no decrease of accuracy
  5. Easy handling
  6. Independent of environmental conditions (climatic chamber, open air …)

What can photogrammetry be used for?

  • Inspection of sheet metal parts and car bodies, e.g. in pilot production, process optimising, tool try-outs, start of series production or during random samples
  • Quality control of large objects, e.g. aircraft, ships, wind turbines, etc.
  • Verification of plastic parts, e.g. for first article inspection
  • Verification and recording of jigs and fixtures
  • Measuring of models and prototypes, e.g. vehicle interior and exterior design
  • Verification of tubes and wires with respect to their three-dimensional shape
  • Measuring trimming edges of two-dimensional sheet metal blanks
  • Deformation analysis of car and climatic chamber tests
  • Measuring of reference point fields

For a full glossary of terms relating to photogrammetry and 3D scanning, click here.

If you would like to discuss your project and how our solutions can help you, then please call us for a chat at +44 (0) 114 321 6375 or email with your enquiry.

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