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MSL increase product diversity with laser projection solutions that can help make the manufacturing process more efficient.

MSL has formed an exclusive UK partnership with Virtek that will offer increased product diversity to our extensive list of UK manufacturing customers.

Following the management buyout in 2019, the company made clear its aspirations to evolve under new ownership and to this end the MSL brand will continue to provide customers with market leading solutions in the fields of 3D inspection software and portable metrology solutions, such as 3D scanning and fully automated quality control, we will increase our expansion into the digital measurement and information sectors, predominantly around the current trend in manufacturing automation and data exchange known as Industry 4.0.

As part of the company’s expansion plans MSL will increase adoption of the Virtek Iris™ 3D system. Whilst, laser projection systems are not a new technology, the Iris 3D differentiates itself due to the precision of the laser projected image generated from the product’s CAD data and enhanced by the integrated vision system.  MSL have been promoting the benefits of utilising reflective photogrammetry targets for super-fast data capture, multiple device positioning (leap frogging) in a shop floor environment for some time and the Iris 3D utilises the same principles to increase projection envelopes, allowing much larger component applications from a single hardware investment.

 

What does our partnership with Virtek mean to our customers?

It means that we can now also support the production and build processes for composite lay-up, fabrication, and guided assembly, projecting laser templates exponentially faster with innovative vision technology with laser projection in one system.

Andrew Tagg, Managing Director at MSL said “I believe this gives us true diversity and the ability to not only engage with our customers, but also to become a trusted partner because we understand their business needs and are therefore able to support their entire end-to-end manufacturing process”.

“We are delighted to explore this partnership with MSL and the value it offers the industry and our customers alike. MSL delivers turn key solutions that combines measurement and laser projection technology which creates a total new range of customer benefits. Together, we can provide a unique customer experience that not only presents innovative solutions to challenges in the manufacturing process, but can also demonstrate dramatic time-savings and significant cost reductions for manufacturers.” explained Axel Rieckmann, Virtek EMEA Sales Director.

 

MSL are now well positioned to provide end-to-end Solutions for our customers

We have been seeking to expand our product portfolio for a number of years now and our goal was always to select complimentary products that do not compete with existing capabilities, or partners, but ones that allow us to further develop our existing customer relationships and increase our implementations across the entire Design, Manufacture and Inspect process.

  • Our nTopology software offering enables us to engage directly with CAD OEM’s, Additive OEM’s and design teams looking to optimise their design process, by introducing generative capabilities to overcome the complexities of advanced additive manufacturing.
  • Our partnership with Creaform means we can cover a vast spectrum of design and manufacturing applications, with their handheld scanners, the HandySCAN3D, Go!Scan3D and MetraSCAN3D providing point cloud data capture for 3D printing, reverse engineering and quality control
  • With Metrologic Groups most advanced CMM and Robot Control inspection and simulation software X4 and X4 Silma, we have a product portfolio to drive all OEM CMM’s, portable measuring arms and robot-controlled inspection and digital twin simulation.
  • The most recent partnership with Virtek, particularly in relation to the Iris 3D, means we can now also support the production and build processes for composite lay-up, fabrication, and guided assembly, projecting laser templates exponentially faster with innovative vision technology with laser projection in one system
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