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Quality Vision Int'l acquires ShapeGrabber

Manufacturing Group | April 3, 2014

International leaders in metrology and inspection join forces to deliver added value.

Rochester, New York –

Quality Vision Int’l

(QVI) has acquired

ShapeGrabber Inc.

, a manufacturer of automated 3D scanners for industrial applications.

ShapeGrabber is a provider of 3D laser scanners that are particularly valuable for measuring and inspecting complex-shaped parts that are otherwise too time consuming, costly, or difficult to measure. The scanners are used for quality control in automotive, aerospace, medical, and other industrial markets to help manufacturers reduce defects, rapidly conduct first-article inspections, troubleshoot fit problems, and provide documented proof that components meet design specifications.

"ShapeGrabber satisfies a need among our customers for fast, easy-to-use industrial 3D scanners that can measure complex shapes effectively,” said R. Stephen Flynn, president of the Optical Gaging Products (OGP) division of QVI. “It extends the speed and versatility of products we offer to our customers worldwide."

Pierre Aubrey, president of ShapeGrabber, said, "We're very excited to be joining the QVI team. As a member of the QVI family, we will be able to advance the performance and capabilities of our products by leveraging QVI's engineering and manufacturing expertise. We will also be able to extend the reach of our scanners through QVI's global sales and support network of metrology experts."

Source: Quality Vision Int’l

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