GOM GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, a ZEISS Group company, has launched its GOM Scan 1 sensor, a mobile 3D scanner that digitally captures objects and achieves 3D meshes for applications like Additive Manufacturing, reverse engineering and dimensional inspection. The lightweight system was developed for taking simple, quick measurements of small and medium-sized parts – even in confined spaces. The system comes with the latest GOM Inspect software and is available with 100 mm, 200 mm, and 400 mm fields of views.
The scanner captures data in a short amount of time while the mesh editing functions allow for the simplified reproduction of parts, creation of 3D models or development of new products. The software functions enable users, for example, to smooth, thin and refine polygon meshes; fill holes or extract curvature lines, achieving accurate meshes that can be saved in many common formats allowing the import and alignment of CAD and mesh files, creation of surface comparisons or dimensional inspections and generation of reports. The smart polygonisation function creates highly-detailed meshes while keeping the mesh size easy to handle.
The GOM Scan 1 is an optical 3D fringe projection scanner with Blue Light Technology. It captures the complete surface of components with narrowband blue light, recorded by two cameras based on GOM’s stereo camera principle. The powerful light source enables short measuring times and filters out interfering ambient light during image acquisition.
Due to the stereo camera principle, the sensor recognises changing ambient conditions during operation and can compensate for these changes. To ensure the quality of the measuring data, the software of the sensor continuously monitors the calibration status, the transformation accuracy, environmental changes and part movements.
GOM Scan 1 will be available worldwide through both the GOM global metrology network, as well as the #HandsOnMetrology platform, a joint portfolio of 3D scanning solutions by GOM and parent company ZEISS.