The industrialization of additive manufacturing is continuing. Whereas previously, additive manufacturing was mainly used for prototype design on a small scale, today many industries are increasingly using additive technologies to optimize their processes and configure their products. Efficient production of injection molds using 3D printing and the use of additive manufacturing in die casting often involve components with complex geometries. Non-rigid 3D measuring systems from GOM guarantee process reliability in quality control – from validation of the materials to a 3D scan and final evaluation using the comprehensive GOM inspection software.
Determining material properties
The ARAMIS system helps determine material properties for materials modeling. By using optical 3D measurement technology you can define classic and complex material properties in deformation tests, such as lattice parameters and support structures.
Measuring part distortions
GOM’s ATOS system can digitize 3D printed parts in detail between process steps, providing accurate measurements of deformations that occur during the process, as a result of heat treatments and removing the part from the build plate.
3D printed parts often have to be reworked to improve their function and the way they connect to other components. The GOM inspection software can analyze surface defects, the origin and alignment of the component and possible measurement deviations caused by any changes made.
Efficient process control
With the ATOS 3D coordinate measuring system, you can analyze uncertainties and problem areas in additive manufacturing throughout the process. ATOS sensors carry out geometry analyses between individual process steps to identify quickly when and where dimensional deviations occur.
Fast component certification
3D printed parts often require certification. With ARAMIS you can generate dynamic, full-field load evidence. GOM inspection software also compares your findings with existing simulation results, which mean you can quickly spot any deficits in the material model.
Reliable final inspections
Use the high-precision, detailed 3D scans produced by the ATOS sensors to compare the 3D printed component with the target data from the CAD model. You can then correct defective areas on the printed component in the final process step. The ZEISS METROTOM 6 scout (GOM CT) also analyzes the internal geometry.