GOM ATOS Triple Scan 12M
The GOM ATOS Triple Scan 12M comes with a dedicated measuring and projection technology that is virtually unrivalled in the world. This special technology has allowed it to deliver highly accurate and improved performance on shiny surfaces. It is capable of performing complete scans of complex components with fine edges or deep pockets like turbine blades. Using this scanner reduces the need for multiple scanners and ensures a simpler handling process. The scanner comes with blue light technology, which allows the scanner to perform precise measurements without any dependence on the lighting conditions of the scanning environment.
The Triple Scan 12M is equipped with a 12 megapixel high resolution measuring camera and specially designed optics for accurate measurements. Depending on the application’s requirements, the resolution, measuring area and accuracy rate can all be adjusted, which means you can easily choose the high resolution mode for scanning highly detailed objects, set the measuring volumes to 38mm for scanning small parts, or even set the measuring volume to 2m for scanning larger objects more quickly. This flexibility makes the scanner a perfect candidate for scanning any type of object. Additionally, you can combine it with TRITOP. That combination can scan parts of over 30m in size and in high resolution.
The accurate and quick solution provided by the ATOS Triple Scan 12M has become the ideal scanner for various industrial applications like digital mock-ups, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, rapid milling, quality control, etc. GOM has been producing and continuously developing the ATOS 3D digitizers since 1995. With more than 2500 installations worldwide, the ATOS range has become a well-accepted measurement method. ATOS devices ensure stability and flexibility for many industries, along with high data quality.
The ATOS Triple Scan 12M performs well in industrial process chains. Integrating this specialized scanner into development and production steps helps to reduce production initiation times, ensuring component quality and speeding up production cycles. Through correct measurements and high-speed 3D scans, it maintains a high quality assurance standard throughout the manufacturing process. During series productions, it establishes early trend analysis, which is useful for continuous production. It also helps in reducing rework and rejects, therefore saving valuable resources. The automated quality control established by the ATOS Triple Scan 12M ensures improved quality assurance, increases overall performance and requires fewer operating personnel.
The capacity of the ATOS Triple Scan 12M can be greatly enhanced by the excellent range of add-ons developed by GOM. The GOM Touch Probe is the most popular on this long list of accessories. This touch probe combines the point based 3D measurement with a full-field measurement. The calibrated set of point markers of the touch probe are tracked by the 3D digitizer. It is capable of describing the object surface precisely and identifying the 3D coordinates easily. Using the probe does not require any additional hardware except the scanner itself. The touch probe and the scanner work simultaneously as a package. They perform measurements as an integrated system and their output can be evaluated with a single software package.
GOM produces the software for the ATOS Triple Scan 12M in house. The process safe and traceable GOM Inspect Professional and the ATOS Professional Software can control the sensor head, process the 3D output and post-process the data automatically. The simple graphical user interfaces of these software applications support common tasks including quality control, reverse engineering, manufacturing, etc. The GOM Inspect Software has two versions – free and professional.
The ATOS Triple Scan 12M can be applied to tool modification and manufacturing processes with ease. Tools need to be modified during the first production phase, which means that the ultimate shape of the tool will no longer match the original design. In order to reproduce and repair the tool, digitizing it and preparing the output data as a CAD data set is the best solution. The 12M can digitize the freeform surfaces in a non-contact and very speedy way. The flexible nature of the scanner also allows it to digitize the complex geometric shapes with all the details. GOM suggests spraying the object with powder so reflections and excessive contrast differences can be avoided at the initial stage. Once the digitization process is complete, the output is available in STL format.
3D scanners like the ATOS Triple Scan 12M are finding their place in sheet metal part digitization as well. The digitization process is performed to optimize product development and improve product quality. Compared to tactile systems, the digitizing system that comes with 3D scanners provides superior scanning quality, especially when it comes to objects with complex geometry. GOM hopes that the measuring technology will be increasingly used in automation processes in the future. Due to its powerful data processing systems and deep integration facility, ATOS Triple Scan 12M will play a strong role in the automation process. With a ton of features and amazing scanning quality, even though the price is a little steep compared to other models in its class, the ATOS Triple Scan 12M deserves a place on our list of iReviews 2015 best 3D scanners over $50,000.
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