Airbag covers have two functions. First, they should be functional and not impede the airbag while opening during an accident. Second, they form part of the interior decor of the car. While assembly gaps cannot be measured prior to installation, like many other elements of a car, the airbag stitching can be inspected during production by using a scanCONTROL 2910-25 laser profile scanner. The stitching contour as well as the height difference between two components are detected within a short time frame. Differences in colour and brightness between the stitching and covering material do not affect measurements using scanCONTROL. The scanner’s high profile frequency enables the detection of an airbag cover within 3 seconds.