National Composites Centre Recruits GOM As Associate Member

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in UK has welcomed GOM, as its latest Associate Member. GOM develops systems and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology and 3D testing based on the latest research and innovative technologies. GOM has been developing measuring technology in Braunschweig, Germany since 1990 and have more than 100 engineers, mathematicians and scientists in research and development, shaping the measuring technology of the present and the future.

GOM’s measuring systems are now established in many high end applications, both in O.E.M.’s and the associated supply chain. As components and production methods are becoming more and more complex, GOM systems are invaluable for providing faster and improved methods of dimensional validation, simulation verification and reverse engineering. Steve Waldron, Key Account Manager at GOM, commented on this new membership, “We are extremely pleased to become Associate Members of the NCC, sharing our latest ATOS TripleScan system with our fellow NCC Members. This system offers fantastic accuracy and process safety, which is critical in high-end aerospace and automotive applications. The NCC will also benefit with access to GOM Inspect software, the software which will allow the skilled engineers and technicians at the NCC to evaluate and share scan data. We see Research and Development centres like the NCC as critical in supporting the development of our new products and production methods. We are proud to see the NCC utilise and share our technology across the composites industry.”

The NCC currently has over 40 Members from a wide variety of sectors including, aerospace, automotive, renewables, oil and gas, transport and security and defence. GOM joins the Associate membership community alongside 18 other engineering industry support providers. The NCC Associate membership offers wide-ranging services to suit the varied needs of Members and the composites industry, ranging from equipment and software providers to engineering trade magazines. As an Associate Member, companies like GOM, provide equipment, materials, software or hardware to the centre in return for a range of membership benefits. These include access to the state-of-theart facilities for private venture work, fantastic networking and collaboration opportunities with industry facilitated through the NCC, and a great overview of the UK composites activity in one location across sectors.

Alison Starr, Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development at the NCC, said “GOM is a fantastic addition to our Associate membership and we are very excited to see how this new partnership will develop. Their services will greatly enhance our Digital Manufacturing and Automation capability allowing us to continue advancing our 3D Scanning, measuring and testing ability. GOM’s latest ATOS TripleScan system will allow us to offer three-dimensional measurement data and analysis for a multitude of industrial components.”

The UK National Composites Centre provides collaborative, open-access, research, technology and people development, delivering world-class innovation and knowledge transfer for the design, manufacture and application of composites.

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