With a Laser Scanner being able to measure thousands of points in seconds they recognised the time consuming opportunities here.
We scanned these parts using the CMM and LC15DX laser scanner probe (accurate to +/- 1.9 microns). For the Machine Blades which were straight and the same height we were able to use the same scan program to scan them, which helped reduce the cost and time for our customer. Also since they tended to be the same dimensions all along we only needed to scan a small section of the part to create a full parametric model with feature tree for them.
The only difficulty we came across during this project was that since the blades were reasonably thin it was quite difficult to model the edges of the knife.
Our customer was very happy with the outcome.