Based in Braunschweig, Germany, GOM is a global manufacturer of structured light scanning technologies. The company develops, produces and distributes software, machines and systems for industrial and automated 3D coordinate-measuring technology, 3D computed tomography, as well as 3D testing based on the latest research results and innovative technologies.
GOM’s CT scanner is designed to provide 3D data of internal and external component geometries in high resolution. The scanner produces fine details visible throughout the component to simplify initial sampling, tool correction and inspection tasks during production. It can capture complex components including the “inner workings” in a single scanning process, so that the user receives a complete image of the test specimen for form and position analysis or nominal/actual comparisons. The system can be especially effective at digitizing smaller plastic and light metal parts, according to the company.
The GOM CT’s components include a high-contrast 3k X-ray detector that can generate a very fine pixel grid (3008 x 2512 pixels), creating the foundation for high-precision detection of the measured components. It has 5-axis kinematics with an integrated centering table to enable the user to position the component so that the measurement is always performed with the best possible resolution. Within the measuring volume (diameter: 240 mm, height: 400 mm) several objects can be measured simultaneously in one scan, further reducing processing times.
The control of the device, data acquisition and evaluation are combined in a single software package to simplify the chain from recording the raw data to creating the measurement report.
Cincinnati-based Exact Metrology will house a GOM CT scanner at its Brookfield, Wis. location, where it will be used for customer demonstrations and educational purposes, as well as contract scanning.