GOM UK Workshop: Optical Measuring Techniques in Injection Molding Processes

May 26, 2010
10:00 – 15:00

Warwickshire Golf & Country Club
Leek Wootton, Warwick, CV35 7QT,
Great Britain

The workshop will be held in English language.

For further assistance please contact Emma Gavin at contact|at|gom.com.

This workshop offers injection molders from R&D, quality control, tool design and construction departments the chance to exchange experiences and gain insights into actual optical 3D coordinate measuring techniques and solutions for the injection molding and plastics processing industry.

Well-known and experienced users will discuss hands-on experiences. The GOM team presents the actual state of the art of optical measuring systems on live display.

The ATOS 3D Digitizer allows full-field measurement of prototypes, first articles, injection molded parts, blow-molded parts, foam parts, molds, dies and tools. The fast surface white-light pattern projection system can be combined with a handheld touch probe for inspection of optically hidden surfaces. For production accompanying quality control the data acquisition as well as the data evaluation can be automated.

Meet the experts

  • Exchange of experiences with users
  • Hands-on experiences
  • Live-display of actual measuring systems
  • Data evaluation and inspection reports
  • Scanning and touch probing with one system
  • Automation

Industrial 3D-Measurement technology in injection molding process chains

The ATOS 3D Digitizer is a flexible and mobile optical measurement machine. Rather than tactile touch probing of single points, the ATOS system captures the whole surface geometry with a high-resolution and dense point cloud. For different component sizes and –complexities the ATOS generates precise 3D coordinates for full-field nominal/actual comparison to CAD-data, for inspection sections and wall-thickness analysis and also delivers complete inspection reports.

The ATOS 3D digitizer is utilized in injection molding, foam molding and blow molding process chains as a precise, fast and robust inspection solution. The system combines high-quality measuring data with flexibility and can be employed in measuring rooms as well as in rough production environment.

Molds, Electrodes, Inserts

  • Wear control
  • Target / actual comparison  
  • Milling on scan data  
  • Reverse Engineering  
  • Fitting of mold halves, cores, inserts


  • Automatic point selection
  • Clear reference systems
  • Easy-to-understand labels
  • Flatness, parallelism, position, etc.
  • Tolerances in accordance with EN ISO 1101 or ASME Y 14.5

Injection-molded Parts

  • Design / actual comparison
  • Material thickness analysis  
  • First article inspection  
  • Assembly analysis  
  • Quality control


Business Innovation Centre
Harry Weston Road,
Coventry, CV3 2TX
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 2476 430 230
Fax: +44 2476 430 001
Email: contact|at|gom.com

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