GOM Conference 2010 sets new milestones in optical metrology.
The 9th international GOM Conference - Optical Metrology 2010 took place from the 20th - 23rd September at the GOM headquarters in Braunschweig, Germany. The Conference welcomed over 500 visitors from more than 40 countries and the conference continues to be an annual high light within the area of optical metrology.
Optical Metrology is a unique event in bringing industry leaders together. The conference offers a platform for managers, metrologists, technology and research experts to exchange application experiences.
GOM proudly presented new milestones in form and dimension control including the new ATOS Triple Scan sensor generation, the parametric inspection software package GOM Inspect Professional and the newest concepts for automated inspection cell.
This years conference also offered visitors an insight into the use of GOM systems in industrial process chains and the integration of GOM system in finite element analysis and simulation, in particular in the area of deformation measurement for material and component testing as well as 3D motion analysis.
We would like to thank all participants and special thank you to the individual speakers for their informative presentations and exchange of experiences about the use of optical metrology for the reduction of development times, improvement of process safety and optimising production processes.
We look forward to welcoming interested managers, project leaders and metrologists from quality control, product development, deformation and material testing fields to the next international GOM Conference.
September 22, 2010
Session 1: Casting Industry
Session 2: Automotive / Sheet Metal
September 23, 2010
Session 3: Injection Molding / Plastic Components
Session 4: Aerospace / Blades
September 20, 2010
Session 1: Sheet Metal & Tooling
Session 2: Component Testing I
September 21, 2010
Session 3: Material Testing
Session 4: Component Testing II
Register free of charge for the GOM Conference on September 26 and 27, 2017, in Braunschweig, Germany.
In three tracks, participants can choose from multiple sessions addressing different interest groups. Thus, participants create their individual conference program.
Track 1: Tuesday afternoon, Sep 26
Track 2: Wednesday morning, Sep 27
Track 3: Wednesday afternoon, Sep 27
ATOS sensors are ideally suited to the measurement of complex freeform surfaces and are increasingly used to measure the airfoils found in many types of power systems, from aero to power generation engines. ATOS 3D measuring data helps assessing airfoil performance and manufacturing variability. GOM Software 2017 supports new engineering workflows and functionalities and a new inline product answers the need for digital, automated factories.
Manufacturers of large structural castings for aerospace and power generation are benefiting from using manual and automated ATOS technology to ease capacity constraints in their measurement and inspection processes. Automated measuring processes help improving measurement and inspection cycle times on large structural components, where traditional processes are often slow and labor intensive. 3D metrology accelerates maintenance, service and upgrading of turbines: by identifying faulty spots or parts to be replaced, controlling the material coating as well as inspecting the post-processing.
Quality management and assurance are steadily gaining importance in industrial development and manufacturing. Decentralized component production by suppliers means that tight specifications have to be met in order to guarantee problem-free final assembly and produce a high-quality product. The ATOS optical digitizing system from GOM is tried and proven in the inspection of metal sheets as well as body-in-white analysis. With the sensor and software all developed in-house, GOM has created a comprehensive solution and secure workflow for the sheet metal inspection process, enabling surface and sharp-edged features to be verified with one system.
Modern development processes harmonize the vision of perfect design with economic and functional requirements. Innovative design concepts must be quickly translated into digital data for CAD/CAM software. Since 2004, GOM has been meeting regularly with design studios from automotive OEMs to discuss actual developments specifically for the design studio application.
During try-out of sheet metal forming tools, the complex interaction between material, tool and press machine needs to be mastered as quickly as possible. GOM's optical metrology systems enable fast inspection of the shape and dimensions of sheet metal parts.
In addition, the GOM ARGUS system for forming analysis detects material defects that occur during the forming process even before they are visible to the human eye. Objective root cause analysis significantly reduces iterations until tool buy-off.
Optical 3D metrology has been established in biomechanics for dynamic analyses of implants and prostheses, but also of bones, tendons and ligaments. During load and fatigue tests, the mechanical properties of biomaterials and their behavior under load are analyzed. Sporting goods manufacturers use GOM systems to analyze new materials and to develop innovative products. Furthermore, GOM’s 3D scanner provide full-field geometric data to inspect medical devices made of plastics and for further processing in CAD/CAM processes in dentistry.
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, cores, 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 measurement and the entire evaluation process can be automated.
3D optical metrology methods are today increasingly used in many civil engineering applications. Optical measurements support an accurate understanding of the material deformation behavior of concrete and composites, for example, which is essential for the determination of material parameters and to set up a reliable material model as input in numerical simulations. Components and structures are measured optically and the full-field results enable a complete evaluation of the objects surface for the verification of numerical models, failure prediction and performance and structural safety analysis.
GOM takes care of education and training on many different levels. From basic knowledge about how to operate a system over theoretical knowledge about computation principles and software handling to deep specialized application skills, there are all needed training courses available. In addition to the classroom courses, GOM offers training webinars and videos teaching specific workflows and background information about software functions and concepts. Furthermore, GOM offers comprehensive education packages for theory and practice lessons at schools, higher education institutes and universities.
On a regular basis, GOM organizes industry-specific workshops for the sheet metal forming, injection molding and casting industries as well as for materials and components testing. The global GOM network established these international event series to transfer process-related and metrological knowledge to design engineers, tool makers as well as specialists from production and quality assurance around the world.
For users who process and evaluate 3D data, GOM provides free software packages for 3D metrology and 3D testing.
3D CAD-based inspection today replaces 2D drawings, with a trend to include all tolerance information directly within the CAD model (FTA / PMI). The inspection language must be understandable for metrology experts but also for CAD engineers, tool & mold and manufacturing departments. GD&T / GPS fulfils this criteria and offers an economic quality control.
OEMs and suppliers split design, development and production facilities over many countries and continents. Thus, organization of process and product quality must work across different nationalities today. The rollout of certified metrology systems and of parametric software enables traceable inspection results and help to sustain product quality within the global supply chain.
The reorientation from tactile to optical, full-field measuring technology is due to the completeness and comprehensibility of the results provided. The non-contact and full-field coordinate measuring technology enables to achieve a density of information that is not possible by tactile means.
For training, the global GOM network transfers process-related and metrological knowledge to design engineers, tool makers as well as specialists from production and quality assurance around the world.
Optical metrology analyzes the mechanical properties and deformation behavior of all kinds of materials in various test scenarios. GOM's ARAMIS systems can be integrated into existing test environments, test benches and universal testing machines. The non-contact sensors measure full-field 3D displacement and strain under mechanical or thermal load. Thus conventional extensometers and strain gauges can easily be replaced by GOM's real-time 3D surface deformation analysis systems.
Knowledge of material properties is important
Optical measuring techniques are used to determine part shape, part behavior and material properties. These data typically serve as parameters for numerical simulations and contribute to improve the results of finite element simulations. The 3D measuring data generated by GOM metrology systems are also used to validate simulation results in prototype and component testing in order to precisely optimize simulations. The GOM Software 2017 supports extended functionalities for the validation of numerical simulations, such as FEA result import, alignment, mapping and comparison of 3D shape, displacements and strains.
Industrial production processes require automated measuring cells for higher throughput (more parts in less time, better planning) and higher repeatability (process safety). As a one-source provider for industrial measuring sensors and parametric inspection software GOM´s automation team opens the way to a uniform and centralized part inspection management with parametric and traceable inspection workflows. GOM technology can be integrated into complex production environments using standardized industrial interfaces.
The aerospace industry increasingly relies on lightweight materials and new material combinations. These materials are analyzed intensively during load, fatigue, structural and aerodynamic testing. Non-contact sensors are fully integrated in test stands and provide information about the behavior of components such as buckling or structural vibration of an aircraft. The measurement data optimize simulation and design processes and thus increase aircraft safety.
To speed up design and simulation, the automotive industry relies on optical measuring systems. Applications include crash and impact tests as well as climate chamber, wind tunnel and fatigue testing. Online measuring and evaluation supports dynamic deformation analysis during function and safety tests for components. The evaluation of torsion, bending, displacement, velocity and acceleration factors makes it possible to analyze safety risks, part lifetimes, creep and aging processes as well as visual appearance over time and usage. Optical metrology therefore detects bad part behavior and assists root cause analysis, e.g. disturbing noises, vibrations and complex movements, delivering specific feedback for fast design/product improvements.
3D digitizing saves time and costs during tool and electrode production and maintenance. Process control at an early stage reduces correction loops. Nominal/actual comparison serves to control the individual steps during CNC processing of tools. In try-out, 3D measuring data allows for a specific tool correction and a lower material input. The verification of FE simulations serves for knowledge building and guarantees an increased reliability of numerical simulations.
With the support of numerous partner companies, the accompanying technical exhibition presents trends and latest developments in metrology.
With 2,200 square meters of floor space, our exhibition focuses on key applications for different industries: solutions for casting, injection molding, sheet metal as well as automotive, aerospace and materials testing. Additionally, all GOM 3D metrology and 3D testing systems are presented in a sensor-focused exhibition.
Special room is given to GOM Software solutions. A Vision Lab provides a preview of tomorrow’s functions and individual challenges can be addressed in direct contact with GOM developers.
Find out about GOM’s training and support concepts in the GOM Services room.
Since 1985 CADFEM stands for CAE competence and work closely with ANSYS Inc. Today, we are an ANSYS Elite Channel partner and offer everything that leads to the success of the simulation from a single source: software and IT solutions. Consulting, support and engineering. Transfer of knowledge.
DYNAmore is dedicated to support engineers to solve non-linear mechanical problems numerically. Our tools to model and solve the problems include the finite element solver LS-DYNA, the pre- and postprocessor LS-PrePost, the optimization software LS-OPT as well as numerous finite element models (dummies, barriers, pedestrian, human models, ...).
Owing to the expertise and ambition of over 60 engineering analysis experts, gns mbH is now providing services such as mesh generation for complex shell and solid structures, analysis using state-of-the-art finite element and boundary element codes, and development of customized software tools like user interfaces, graphic post processors, etc.
Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik Gmbh – HBM offers measurement solutions for the electrical and optical measurement of mechanical quantities in all fields of industry as well as research and development. Fields of application are: experimental stress analysis, production control, power test benches, short-circuit tests, road tests, material and function tests, calibration and industrial weighing technology.
Hegewald & Peschke develops and produces high-quality machines for the destructive material testing and the testing of components and finished products. The product and service range involves universal testing machines, machines for furniture testing and hardness testing devices as well as the modernization of measuring and testing technology.
The Dresden-based company InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik is a specialist for products and services in the field of infrared technology. It offers thermographic cameras like the self-developed and manufactured high-end camera series ImageIR®, the outfitting of OEM components and the delivery of thermography automation solutions.
RapidFit nv is part of the Materialise Group and with its RapidFit+ products and services it offers a revolutionary fixturing solution for the automotive industry. Top companies in the automotive industry work with the RapidFit+ team.
As an authorized Autodesk software reseller MF SOFTWARE GmbH exclusively concentrates on simulation solutions such as Moldflow Adviser and Insight and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). MF SOFTWARE additionally offers Moldflow training, hotline and installation support with the experience of 24 years of consulting services.
With 40 years’ experience designing and manufacturing digital high-speed imaging systems for use in research and industry, Photron is renowned for the performance, reliability and intuitive operation of its products backed up by excellent support throughout Europe and overseas. Photron continues to push the limits of sensor technology and camera design to deliver high light sensitivity, frame rates in excess of 2 million images per second and sub micro-second exposure durations.
The prostep ivip/VDA project activities “3D Measurement Data Management” were initiated to develop a standardized interface definition for the exchange of measurement data over the whole PLM process. All participants of the Workflow Forum define use cases, the vendors in the Implementor Forum harmonize existing implementations and elaborate implementation guidelines.
STIEGELE develops hardware and software for 3D metrology. With 30 years of expertise in engineering software, the focus lies on mobile data acquisition, test rig control and evaluation.
As a leading global provider of state-of-the-art CAD/CAM software technology and process solutions, Tebis has unrivaled expertise in consulting, implementation and support. High-complexity models, molding tools and components can all be generated quickly and cost-effectively with Tebis.
System solutions and measuring accessory for optical measurement / photogrammetry. Approved modular kits for assemly of measuring fi xtures, system solutions from planning to after-syles-service as well as measuring accessory for efficient and fast working load of measuring machines.
Customers of the Zwick Roell Group benefit from over 160 years' experience in materials and component testing. Zwick is the world leader in static testing and is experiencing significant growth with dynamic testing systems. The Zwick Roell Group employs more than 1,250 people.
GOM certified Automation Service Providers offer professional assistance for automated ATOS solutions including part programming, measurement and operating support.
a3Ds is a full service provider for automated 3D optical measurement and analysis. Our experts are able to plan, program, implement and deliver complete measurement solutions including fixtures for various industries. We are offering our services in any place of the world.
Topometric is the leading industrial metrology expert centre for optical and tactile metrology, individual planning and making automated optical measuring cells, industrial computer tomography as well as CAD construction incl. devices and gauges.
ARGON offers 3D scanning and tactile measuring services and solutions. We support your GOM solution with Kiosk implementations, templates, scanning fixtures, and expert placement. We further offer dedicated software solutions and implementation of automated part handling..
Since 1998, the GOM Conference has been an important forum for industry and research. Already twelve times, visitors had the opportunity to enjoy an international lecture program. In 2015, presentations on optical measuring techniques in industrial process chains, industry-related workshops and live presentations attracted more than 650 participants from over 40 countries.
GOM’s measuring systems provide full-field data and increase product quality in modern product development and production process chains. Users of GOM systems include international companies from the automotive, aviation, aerospace and consumer goods industries, their suppliers as well as research institutions and universities from all over the world.