Optical Measuring Techniques in Casting & Forging Processes 2016

04 October 2016
GTMA - Alcester, Warwickshire
United Kingdom

The GOM UK Workshop is an industry meeting platform for design engineers, pattern, die and mould makers as well as specialists from quality assurance and production. The free workshop offers an insight into how optical 3D metrology is integrated into modern casting and forging processes. Leading industrial companies present examples from their day-to-day practice and show how optical measuring systems support them to shorten development times and optimise production processes.

Alongside user presentations, GOM UK’s team of specialists will give live demonstrations to present the latest developments in 3D metrology including measurement and inspection software. Attendees will also be invited to take a guided tour of the Seco Tools workshop with a machining demonstration, where the event is taking place.

Speakers Include:

  • Rolls Royce
    The Importance of 3D Structured Light to Rolls-Royce and it’s Supply Chain
  • AFRC – Advanced Forming Research Centre
    Improving Die Design, Manufacture and Life

Among these user experiences, GOM UK’s team will stage live demonstrations with the following topics:

  • Automated scanning for quality control of components
  • Tracking for optimised part positioning for CNC machining
  • Quality control for patterns and moulds
  • Inspection and analysis of batches of parts

Casting process chain

Models and Patterns

  • Verification of milling results
  • Reverse Engineering & change management
  • Maintenance & archiving
  • Full-field shape and dimension inspection
  • Process reliability

Tools, Cores and Moulds

  • Targeted tool corrections
  • Inspection of CNC machining
  • Assembly analysis
  • Fit of mould halves, core allowance and sliders
  • Wear analysis

Cast and Forged Parts

  • First article inspection (full-field and pointwise)
  • Shrinkage, warp & allowance control
  • Material thickness analysis
  • Optimised CNC machining
  • Automated quality control & trend analysis

In casting and forging processes, 3D metrology supports and speeds up all phases of the sand, pressure die and investment casting: from pattern and die construction, to mould and core making, right through to first article inspection reports and optimisation of CNC machining.

With the ATOS optical 3D coordinate measuring system, all surfaces of patterns, tools, moulds, sand cores, sand moulds, and cast and forged parts can be measured non-contact and regardless of the object size.

Full-field surface measurements guarantee faster sampling inspection and targeted tool correction, thereby reducing production lead times. For production and quality control both the measurements and the evaluation process can be automated.