Optical Measuring Techniques in Casting & Forging Processes

The GOM Workshop is an industrial meeting platform for design engineers, pattern, die 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 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, optimize production processes and thereby improve the company's profitability.

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

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 Molds

  • Targeted tool corrections
  • Inspection of NC machining
  • Assembly analysis
  • Fit of mold 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
  • Optimized CNC machining
  • Automated quality control & trend analysis

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

With the ATOS optical 3D coordinate measuring system, the complete surfaces of patterns, tools, molds, sand cores, sand molds, 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 accompanying quality control both the measurements and the entire evaluation process can be automated.

Free CD of German Workshop

To order your personal copy of the CD of the German Workshop with all presentations and additional case studies please fill out the following form.


Please send me a copy of the free Workshop CD "Industrial 3D Measuring Techniques in Casting & Forging Processes".



  • April 7, 2016: Kuřim, Czech Republic,details
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  • March 18, 2016: Johannesburg, South Africa,details
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  • October 21, 2015: Mölndal, Sweden,details
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  • November 6, 2014: Eibar, Spain
  • November 5, 2014: São Paulo, Brasil,Review
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