ATOS Capsule – Optical Precision Measuring Machine for Quality Assurance with Highest Image Resolution
GOM GmbH, based in Braunschweig, Germany, is expanding its ATOS series with a new sensor for full-field digitising and inspection of contoured part geometries.
The fringe projection system is used for production quality assurance of small to medium-sized parts and excels by its high precision for fine details. ATOS Capsule is used, for example, for first article inspection of gears, turbine blades and wheels as well as medical parts. In addition to surface deviations from CAD, GD&T data and detailed information is derived automatically.
ATOS 3D scanners have become firmly established in optical metrology. ATOS Capsule combines proven GOM technologies, such as Blue Light Technology and the triple scan principle, with a cutting-edge housing design that provides optimum protection against dust and splashing water for industrial use. Due to the maximum stiffness of the unibody housing, the sensor achieves the required process stability for automated applications and precise measuring results.
In the standardised measuring machine ATOS ScanBox, the ATOS Capsule system is used for fully automated measurements and inspection. The ATOS ScanBox is a complete optical 3D measuring machine that was developed by GOM for an efficient quality control in production and manufacturing processes. For different part sizes and applications, flexible and partly mobile solutions are available. Using the photogrammetric add-on sensor ATOS Plus, bigger components or several parts can be measured simultaneously in an ATOS ScanBox, while increasing the overall accuracy at the same time.
Two versions of the ATOS Capsule are available with different levels of detail. The system captures 8 or 12 million points per scan with changeable measuring areas. The dimensions of the sensor, its low weight and the short working distance simplify its application in practice.
GOM Moves into New Headquarters
In September 2016, GOM moved to its new head office in Braunschweig. With the relocation, GOM reacts to the rising demand for 3D Testing and 3D Metrology systems. Particularly, the worldwide need for automated measuring and inspection procedures led to the relocation and thus to enlarged production and development departments.
In addition to production halls and logistics, the campus of the new headquarters includes research and development laboratories, administration as well as a customer centre for training and presentations at an 8-hectare area. In Braunschweig alone, up to 500 employees, including engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians, will shape the optical measuring technology of the future. Thereby, the company contributes considerably to the industrial processes according to “Industry 4.0”. Only by 3D digitizing the actual states of finished and semi-finished products and tools, this development became possible. Going forward, based on the measuring results, production, maintenance and servicing systems will be self-controlling.
GOM develops, produces and distributes software, sensor technology, automated systems and complete solutions for industrial applications in 3D Metrology and 3D Testing. Worldwide, the company comprises over 60 sites with an employee network of more than 1,000 metrology specialists, including partners and subsidiaries. Today, more than 10,000 system installations improve product quality and accelerate product development and manufacturing processes for international companies in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods industries and their suppliers. GOM systems support the development of new materials and manufacturing processes also in research institutes and universities.
ARAMIS for Education
GOM Educational Package for Materials and Components Testing
In addition to ATOS for Education for 3D scanning and inspection tasks, GOM now also offers an educational package for materials and components testing. ARAMIS for Education is also used for teaching at vocational schools, higher education institutions and universities.
In addition to the industrial hardware and software, both packages from GOM consist of completely elaborated laboratory tests and lecture material with detailed background information. Moreover, both educational packages include an efficient inspection software for students, practical training for trainers and professional support provided by experienced engineers.
ATOS for Education
ATOS for Education is an educational package for 3D scanning and inspection tasks. It is used in various specialist fields and subjects of study: Mechanical engineering/mechatronics, engineering, industrial metrology, design and CAD/CAM. In these specialist fields, the ATOS 3D scanner is a reliable and precise measuring system.
ARAMIS for Education
For applications in the field of materials and components testing, GOM offers the package ARAMIS for Education for teaching and training. The ARAMIS system is used in subjects of study and specialist fields as material sciences/materials testing, mechanical engineering/automotive engineering/mechatronics and FEM. It has proven to be an efficient measuring system for materials and components testing.