Regional Workshop Plastics 2019

November 28, 2019
INNONET Kunststoff
TZ Horb GmbH & Co. KG
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 10
72160 Horb a. N.

Optical 3D Measurement Technology Optimizes Plastics Process Chain

The German-language "Regional-Workshop Kunststoff" (Regional Workshop Plastics) held by GOM at the INNONET network at the technology center Horb in Germany on November 28, 2019, shows how precise 3D measurement technology is used in plastics industry to ensure quality and optimize manufacturing processes.

In injection molding, blow molding and thermoforming processes, optical 3D measurement technology supports and accelerates almost all areas: from determining material behavior via prototype and toolmaking up to assembly analyses, load testing and automated production control in series production. The optical 3D coordinate measuring systems from GOM enable non-contact digitization of complete surfaces of parts, such as electrodes and injection-molded parts, regardless of the object size. The 3D scanners capture even complex freeform geometries and contours quickly and completely.

Full-field surface measurements guarantee a faster first article inspection and targeted tool correction, thereby reducing production lead times. For the quality control in series production, both the measurements and the entire evaluation process can be automated.

Specialists from the plastics industry and experts in optical metrology meet at “INNONET Kunststoff”, the network for plastics technology in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, for the “Regional-Workshop Kunststoff”. The free one-day event invites experts from production and quality assurance to share knowledge and experience. It also offers a platform for design engineers and tool and mold makers to exchange user knowledge.

In presentations, the speakers give an insight into 3D digitizing for quality assurance and full-field shape and dimension analysis of workpieces or tools. Even advanced topics, such as virtual clamping of parts, will be addressed. Practical applications, such as the handling of GD&T or the use of optical measuring systems in toolmaking, are imparted in live demonstrations of the measuring systems. Using practical examples from the plastics industry, GOM experts demonstrate functions and new features of the GOM Software 2019 as well as trends in 3D metrology.