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Markings for 3D Metrology

3D measuring systems are used, among other things, in sheet metal forming to perform forming degree analyses and simulations of component geometries. This requires regular, temperature-resistant marking patterns on the components. With the technologies from Senodis, these patterns can be generated on the components and read out by optical 3D measuring devices even after high-temperature forming.


The simulation and analysis of forming processes plays an important role in the design and planning of manufacturing processes. In particular, the efficient use of material and forming tools as well as a more precise determination of the strength and deformation of the component can be achieved in this way. In the area of press hardening, marking of the components is required for accurate evaluation of the forming results. For this purpose, a hexagonal grid pattern is usually applied to the components. This is done using lasers, which involves high investment costs and safety precautions.

Senodis' technologies offer a more cost-effective and simpler alternative here. Using CeraCode ink, a temperature-stable ink specially developed for hot forming, the regular patterns can be applied to the components very easily and quickly before the forming process. In addition to printing technologies, simpler airbrush systems can also be used to apply the pattern. Depending on the requirements, Senodis provides customized solutions for 3D metrology in forming technology.


  • Low investment costs
  • Temperature resistant, simple marking
  • Fast application time
  • Flexible use due to mobile installation


he marking solution for applying regular patterns in 3D metrology can be obtained automated, semi-automated or as a handheld device. For this purpose, Senodis offers its customers various technologically sophisticated options.  Through the flexible and simple production of different templates, different patterns can be printed on components depending on the requirements.

Depending on the requirements, different inks with different contrasts can be used. The base of the ink remains the same and uses inorganic materials to ensure long-term resistance after high-temperature processes and high contrast. Senodis also uses the industry-proven CeraCode ink as standard. 

One possibility for applying the patterns is the use of drop-on-demand (DOD) printers. This method is particularly suitable for the automated integration of the technology and allows the printing of a wide variety of patterns. Stamp or spray solutions are suitable for manual or mobile installations. For example, with the help of an airbrush, the ink can be applied to large sample areas in a short time. The process is characterised by low investment costs and high flexibility. 

We are happy to support our customers in the evaluation and information transfer of the applied patterns. Depending on your needs, we can also address other issues in the area of software and IT.

Depending on requirements, Senodis can provide spare parts as well as automated ink supply for this solution. Furthermore, additional customer needs can be addressed quickly and individually in regular coordination rounds.  

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