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Hexagon releases APODIUS Vision System 2D for advanced carbon-fibre parts

March 6, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

March 6, 2019 – Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has released the APODIUS Vision System 2D, a standalone solution for advanced carbon-fibre part inspection.

Designed for both production-integrated inspection or offline quality assurance contexts, the APODIUS Vision System 2D delivers two-dimensional fibre orientation analysis.

The APODIUS Vision System 2D includes the HP-C-V2D APODIUS vision sensor and the dedicated APODIUS Explorer 2D software platform. The HP-C-V2D APODIUS vision sensor has been specifically developed for fibre orientation determination and measurement on composite surfaces. Using raw image data, overall fibre orientation distribution and main fibre orientations can be verified to with a tenth of a degree.

The APODIUS Explorer 2D combines instant image processing, measurement output handling and automatic report generation. The entire measurement process is visualized in real-time within the software to ensure accurate measurement, while a variety of data output and export formats allow for further analysis and documentation, including colour-coded simultaneous model and measurement data display for actual-to-value comparison.


The system is qualified for dry semi-finished carbon-fibre parts including braided, woven, non-crimp and customized fabrics and preforms. It also works on other common composite surfaces such as prepreg, wet and cured parts.

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