Physical Digital Embracing automation with first 3D scanning service facility
UK – Physical Digital Limited has opened the UK’s first automated GOM high resolution 3D measurement cell service facility. Based in the Midlands, the innovative facility offers fully automated inspection for multi-part and high-volume projects.
The GOM Atos 5120 Scan-Box facility offered by Physical Digital in the UK is capable of accurately measuring the full surface geometry of freeform and organic objects. Components ranging in size from 10 mm to 2 m are automatically scanned using the robotic measurement system more quickly than by manual methods and to resolutions up to 30 µm, the company says. This is said to represent the highest accuracy, resolution and speed of measurement available to clients in the UK.
Growing demand for high accuracy automated inspection
Over the past few years, Physical Digital, a UK-based service provider of GOM’s globally-respected non-contact industrial measurement systems, has identified a growing demand for high-accuracy automated inspection. According to Physical Digital, companies ask specifically for a “GOM measurement” as part of their project requirements, driven by the large OEMs which have fully adopted this technology internally.
Tim Rapley, Physical Digital’s managing director, explains why he has established the Scan-Box: “3D scanning has aided every design and manufacturing industry and helped the most forward thinking companies develop and grow through the use of accurate measurement. The Scan-Box service offers the highest resolution measurement available for UK clients to use on a contract basis. This will open up new opportunities for smaller companies to bid for larger manufacturing contracts without having to invest in expensive measurement equipment themselves.”