Delcam has chosen GOM's ATOS III system to enhance data capture for automation sequences in its process development work and to develop turnkey adaptive machining cells. In these cells, Delcam staff put in their expertise to automate the process from 3D scan through to intelligent machining of components. These projects are mainly for the aerospace and automotive industries. They include the development of geometric adaptive machining solutions for complex engineering tasks.
GOM and Delcam staff have forged close working relations to make detailed scan data on complex aerospace parts. The scan data will offer reference information for geometric distortion of complex components. This enables Delcam to develop geometrically adapted machine tool paths. The ATOS III has given Delcam another form of inspection and enables for more correct reverse engineering. It has made inspection of many parts quicker and more thorough, with more data offered in a shorter time. Delcam selected GOM due to the quality of the ATOS III and the after-sales support offered by GOM UK. Delcam mainly valued GOM's excellent support structure and access to very well established users groups and conferences. The main uses for the GOM equipment are aerospace and automotive. It is recently used by Delcam under a project for a maker of saddles for polo ponies.
The GOM ScanBox includes the ATOS Triple Scan 3D sensor mounted on a robot, combining the accuracy of the ATOS blue-light technology with the flexibility of the robot. This combination provides the highest resolution data from small, detailed parts also providing extremely fast scanning of large objects up to two metres in length. The point-cloud data produced can be used for either reverse engineering or inspection with Delcam software. Kevin Hawley, GOM UK's sales manager, said, "Delcam is a fantastic partner in this high tech field as its software is used by so many leading aerospace and automotive manufacturers. We have worked together to produce a sensor that offers the highest resolution at very high scanning speeds." Paul Wilkinson, General Manager of Delcam Professional Services, said, "GOM is at the forefront of metrology systems and we are pleased to have worked with the company to develop our new services. The GOM equipment will make reverse engineering or inspection much easier and more accurate. This technology is needed by today's manufacturers."