GOM Workshop: Optical Measuring Techniques in injection molding processes

March 25, 2009
10:00 – 15:00

Steigenberger Airport Hotel
Unterschweinstiege 16
60549 Frankfurt/Main

The workshop will be held in German language.

For further assistance please contact workshop|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
  • Nominal/actual comparison
  • Direct milling
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Duplication
  • Fit of mold halves, cores, inserts

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Automatic or interactive point selection
  • Easy applicable datum systems
  • Tolerancing for EN ISO 1101 or ASME Y 14.5
  • Simple labeling and results
  • Flatness, Cylindricity, Parallelism, Position, etc.

Injection-molded parts

  • Nominal/actual comparison
  • Wall-thickness analysis
  • Analysis of prototypes
  • First article inspection
  • Assembly analysis
  • Quality control