ATOS - Industrial 3D Scanning Technology

GOM ATOS Systems ATOS Plus

Optical 3D coordinate measuring machines are replacing tactile measuring systems and gages in many areas of industry. They capture more detailed and easily interpretable quality information of an object with significantly shorter measuring times.

ATOS sensors are used in many industries for the inspection of parts such as sheet metals, tools and dies, turbine blades, prototypes and injection-molded and pressure die-cast parts.

ATOS 3D Scanner

ATOS Triple Scan

The industrial optical 3D measuring system captures up to two times 16 million measuring points per scan and is used as a high-end scanning and inspection system for shape and dimension analysis in quality control.

ATOS Capsule

The optical precision measuring machine is designed for full-field digitizing of contoured part geometries. The 3D scanner is designed for production quality assurance of small to medium-sized parts and excels by its high precision for fine details.


The optical 3D scanner provides 3D coordinate measuring data for inspection and adaptive manufacturing. ATOS Core serves as mobile measuring device and stationary desktop scanner. In addition, it supports automation processes within the ATOS ScanBox.

ATOS Compact Scan

Due to its scalable measuring areas, the ATOS compact class offers maximum flexibility: by quickly changing the lenses, the mobile 3D coordinate measuring machine can capture components up to several meters in size.

Optical 3D Measuring Technology in Industrial Quality Control

ATOS systems return full-field data about deviations between the actual 3D coordinates and the CAD data. As this measuring data contains all the object information, in addition to the surface deviations from the CAD, the software also automatically derives detailed information such as GD&T, trimming or hole positions.

The accuracy of optical measuring systems is based on state-of-the-art optoelectronics, precise image processing and mathematic algorithms, ensured by stable precision standards and an automated calibration procedure.

ATOS Technology

GOM ATOS Systems triple scan prinzip

Triple Scan Principle

Precise fringe patterns are projected onto the surface of the object and are captured by two cameras based on the stereo camera principle. As the beam paths of both cameras and the projector are known in advance due to calibration, 3D coordinate points from three different ray intersections can be calculated. This triple scan principle offers advantages for measuring reflective surfaces and objects with indentations. The result is complete measuring data without holes or erratic points.

Blue Light Technology

GOM’s projection technology works with narrow-band blue light, which means that interfering ambient light can be filtered out during image acquisition. The light sources are so powerful that measuring data is captured even on non-cooperative surfaces. In addition, the LEDs of the Blue Light Technology have a life expectancy of far more than 10,000 hours.

GOM ATOS Systems Self Monitoring System

Self-monitoring systems

ATOS sensors are self-monitoring systems. The sensors identify changing ambient conditions during operation. The software of the sensors is continuously monitoring the calibration status, the transformation accuracy, environmental changes and part movements to ensure high-quality measuring data.

Further Products of the ATOS Family:

ATOS Professional offers numerous additional functions for controlling GOM hardware and for generating accurate 3D surface data. This guarantees high process security at all times. The intuitive operating concept makes it possible to implement all measurement tasks easily and flexibly.
The photogrammetric add-on sensor can be operated in combination with ATOS systems. ATOS Plus allows for fully automated and highly accurate measurement of reference point markers. As a result, the accuracy and measuring speed of the overall system is increased.
The ATOS ScanBox is a complete optical 3D measuring machine that was developed by GOM for an efficient quality control in the production and manufacturing process. Nine models are available for different part sizes and applications.
„ATOS for Education“ is a complete package for theoretical and practical courses at schools, higher education institutes and universities. The educational package includes industrial hardware and software for 3D scanning and inspection as well as ready-to-use laboratory experiments and lecture material with technical background information.