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Consumer Goods

Case Studies

Learn how consumer goods companies are using accurate structured blue light 3D scanners, comprehensive inspection software, photogrammetry technology, and/or automation to improve manufacturing processes with rapid precision measurements

Adidas explains why Footwear requires digitization at their facility for continual product improvement and engineering development.  

Inspecting the individual elements from drawings during quality control was highly work-intensive and full-field part inspection was not yet possible. The company therefore opted to migrate to optical metrology. Today, Braun uses the ATOS 3D scanner in conjunction with the GOM inspection software.

This presentation from 2006 explains Braun's need for GOM's ATOS 3D scanner in their measuring department for inspection and analysis of their injection molded parts.

The ATOS 3D digitizer, for full-field measurements of surfaces, is utilized world-wide in the injection-molding and plastic-processing industry for form and dimension inspection of injection-molded parts. Due to the 3D full-field color deviation plot, the evaluation of parts is considerably faster and much more efficient compared to conventional measuring methods. In particular, warpage and shrinkage of injection-molded parts are fast and clearly displayed speeding up mold try-out and production control. Thus, the ATOS technology allows companies to keep pace with shorter product cycles and faster lead times.

This presentation from 2006 explains Hilti's objective and goals they have reached by using ATOS for inspection and FEA analysis of their power tools.  

Jabil Greenpoint is the world's third largest electronic manufacturing service provider with over 21 million square feet manufacturing and over 60 sites on four continents.  This presentation will look at their injection mold inspection process using ATOS in comparison to a CMM.  

This presentation from Lego explains how their engineers have implemented ATOS into their injection mold process to help reduce lead time, improve milling strategy and optimize their design and molding processes.

Miele's presentation gives an overview on their ATOS and TRITOP implementation for the dimensional analysis of their consumer goods products.  In order to maintain the strict Miele quality standards optical 3D measuring systems such as the ATOS 3D digitizer and the TRITOP photogrammetry system play an important role. They are a strategical building block in order to develop and implement a uniform quality control strategy across the group. The measuring systems are being used in, for example the first article inspection, virtual assembly and error analysis. The Miele presentation also demonstrates how different departments can profit from the simple to understand measuring results.

In the mobile phone market it is crucial that a newly developed model gets fast to market. Therefore, reliable suppliers are needed who are able to produce good quality parts, modules or complete systems in large quantities at short notice. The common practice to ensure that the quality of the delivered parts meets the expectations is to inspect and approve the first parts which are produced under real production conditions (First Article Inspection). In this process, the actually produced parts, the material, the molds and the injection conditions are verified and accepted from both parties.

This presentation by Motorola covers their investigation into 3D metrology systems and why ATOS was selected.  It also covers their process for product development and engineering using the ATOS Motion Control automated solution for 3D scanning and inspection.  

This presentation by Motorola explains the necessity for the Golden Part or Average Mesh and the statistical calculations.

In 2007, Nokia delivered a presentation at the GOM International Conference on their ATOS Gage R&R results.  

This presentation covers Proctor & Gamble's implementation of ATOS from 2003 to 2013 focusing on processes for dimensional analysis and inspection of plastic parts, tooling, molds, etc for high accuracy and rapid product manufacturing.  

There are two presentations displayed below.  First, the presentation from 2006 explains Sony's requirements for a 3D scanner and why they chose ATOS to help reduce their evaulation time from  weeks to 4 hours.  The second presentation was from 2007 which was a follow up addressing further improvements of reducing their evaluation time even further from 4 hours to 4 minutes with automation in addition to optimizing their global processes with their engineers from all over the world.

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