Workshop 3D Measuring Techniques in Injection Molding Processes

3D Coordinate Measuring Techniques in Plastic & Injection Molding Processes

June 21, 2016
Arrival between
10:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Ending at around 3:00 p.m.

Congress Park Hanau
Schloßplatz 1
63450 Hanau
Germany

The Workshop

The GOM Workshop is an industrial meeting platform for design engineers, tool and mold 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 injection molding process chains. Leading industrial companies present examples from their day-to-day practice to show how optical measuring systems support them to shorten development times, optimize production processes and thereby improve the company‘s profitability.

Speakers include:

  • Coloplast
    Quality Assurance Strategies in Medical Engineering: 3D Metrology and Automation
  • Pöppelmann
    The Effects of Current GPS Standards on Quality Assessment for Plastic Parts
  • Continental
    3D Master – Drawing-free Process at Continental

Alongside these user experiences, the GOM team stages live presentations to present the latest developments in 3D metrology as well as in the measurement and inspection software.

Injection molding process chain

GOM Workshop - Tools & Electrodes

Tools & Electrodes

  • Targeted tool corrections
  • Inspection of NC machining
  • Assembly analysis
  • Optimization of multiple cavities
  • Reverse engineering & archiving
GOM Workshop - Assembly Analysis

Assembly Analysis

  • Inspection of clearance (2D, 3D)
  • Verification of gap & flush
  • Virtual assembly
  • Component deformation
  • Fitting analysis
GOM Workshop - Injection Molded Parts

Injection Molded Parts

  • First article inspection
  • Shape and dimension verification
  • Shrinkage and warpage analysis
  • Series measurements & trend analysis
  • Reduction of inspection dimensions

Industrial 3D Measuring Techniques in Injection Molding Processes

In plastics engineering, 3D metrology supports and speeds up all phases in blow molding and thermoforming: from prototype & tool construction to first article inspection reports through to assembly analysis and load testing.

With the ATOS optical 3D coordinate measuring system, the complete surfaces of prototypes, electrodes, tools and injection molded parts can be measured – non-contact and regardless of the object size. In contrast to tactile measurement technology, this method even captures complex freeform contours quickly and completely.

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