Port Reverse Engineering with the Master3DGage

A training video series applying Verisurf software and Master3DGage portable CMM to digitize and scan high-performance engine cylinder heads to reverse engineer and create highly accurate 3D models for manufacturing.

3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Download the software installer
  • Install the core software
  • Select your measuring device and install the Verisurf Device Interface (VDI) application (if required)
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Navigation and controls of the graphical user interface and measurements tree – practice with sample file
  • Ribbon bar, graphics window toolbars, menus and views
  • Points, clouds, features and the Operations Managers
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Remove arm, probes and cables from travel and storage case
  • Proper setup and mounting of the arm and components
  • Secure arm, start the Verisurf device interface
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • For first time use, define and align the Port Probe
  • Run the user-prompted, quick calibration sequence
  • Verify probe calibration results. Device is ready to measure
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Quick and easy checks to ensure device and probe accuracy and stability
  • Nest probe in a stable location, observe DRO
  • Record data on the verification if wanted
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Simple and fast alignment between cylinder head, Master3DGage, and software coordinate system
  • Measured alignment establishes reference system and assures accuracy between ports and features
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Using the port probe to “scrub” the inner surfaces
  • Control, visualize, re-check, and fill voids to complete the port scan
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Clean up the scan by removing outliers and errant points
  • Use the intuitive, extensive toolset of cloud edit tools to locate and remove bad points
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Create polygonal mesh with just a few clicks
  • Offset mesh by the probe radius
  • Optimize, refine & trim mesh
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Create quality surfaces with the Quick Surface option
  • Advanced features for refining and making design adjustments to the mesh and resulting surface model
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Alternative surfacing method, mesh slice and loft curves
  • Creates a single surface
  • Does not require Quick Surface option. Uses more manual CAD functions
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Final steps, incorporate valve guide, create duplicate ports
  • Trim measured valve guide cylinder to port surface
  • Copy-transform and mirror the additional 3 ports
3D Metrology Software, Training and CMMs
  • Compare original dataset to the newly created CAD
  • Analyze both mesh and point cloud to surfaces
  • Use the many tools available to fully understand and refine the process

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