13th GOM 3D Metrology Conference Heralded as a Driving Force for Industry 4.0

The GOM 3D Metrology Conference, which took place on September 26 and 27, focused on digitization. More than 750 metrology experts from over 50 countries came together at GOM’s headquarters in Braunschweig, Germany to exchange experience in the field of metrological automation solutions and their implementation, virtual assembly analysis, materials testing and optical 3D inspection of airfoils.

Referring to the leading subject “New Aspects in Industrial 3D Metrology, Inspection and Testing”, international speakers reported on the benefit of optical 3D metrology in industrial environments. In product development, the optical ATOS 3D coordinate measuring machine helps to generate and analyze as much as information about processes and parts as possible before production starts and thus improves the efficiency of the production process. Furthermore, quality control during ongoing production is accelerated, as the measuring systems are reliable in detecting deviations between the nominal data and CAD data. When used in automated mode, the optical 3D measuring system allows full-field geometry checks in all process stages of production, thus constituting a key element of the production strategy of Industry 4.0.

The issue of virtual assembly analysis was illustrated by taking the example of press and body shops, where ATOS ScanBox systems are used to digitally combine the measuring results of several parts, allowing virtual analysis of measuring data based on 3D data regardless of Meisterbock or Cubing.

Another attraction of the conference were industry-specific blocks of lectures, the so-called Solution Tracks, providing compact expertise on specific topics. The diverse conference program was complemented by a technical exhibition and the GOM Factory Walk, which offered a look behind the scenes of the GOM headquarters.

Information on the GOM 3D Metrology Conference: www.gom-conference.com