GOM Workshop focuses on 3D measuring in plastics, injection moulding

Editor: Eric Culp

Attendees heard presentations from major carmakers and other OEMs.

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The company’s ATOS Triple Scan unit for checking the measurements of shiny parts with deep pockets and fine edges.
The company’s ATOS Triple Scan unit for checking the measurements of shiny parts with deep pockets and fine edges.
(Source: GOM)

For plastic and injection moulded components, the complexity of shapes and functions is constantly growing. This impacts inspection tasks and quality control that increasingly require full-field measuring techniques, according to GOM, which recently hosted a workshop for measuring techniques in plastic and injection moulding processes.

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The company said that more than 170 specialists attended the event in Darmstadt, Germany. The workshop featured presentations from users Oechsler, Volkswagen and Digimold, and the companies demonstrated how 3D measurement techniques can be used to accelerate the entire process chain – from design and simulation verification to tool and mould construction and first article inspection, through to assembly analysis and load testing.

The companies reported shortened measurement and inspection times and therefore costs saved compared with the use of conventional tactile systems.

Alongside tool corrections, first article inspection and quality control of injection moulded parts, the workshop focused on 3D metrology and measurement and evaluation software.

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