As 3D technologies advance so does the training needed in order to operate them. This is particularly the case with 3D imaging technologies, which, at the higher end, is becoming so advanced that it is doing away with some of the oldest measuring techniques on the earth.
GOM's new ARAMIS 3D camera, Testing Controller and Correlate software show that optical measuring systems can replace traditional methods, such as strain gauges, accelerometers, transducers or extensometers.
In order to both showcase and offer training on its industrial optical measurement solutions GOM hosted a 3D Testing Day at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Coventry, UK. A series of expert presentations showed how design and test engineers increasingly deploy optical measurement systems because of short development cycles, high cost pressure and rising quality requirements.
The new ARAMIS system measures geometries, three-dimensional displacements and deformations of material specimens or components under mechanical or thermal load. In this process, capturing static and dynamic deformation is not only based on individual points, but on full-field measurements.
Another advantage of the new method is the easy integration of non-contact measuring techniques in test stands and test laboratories. The newly developed GOM Testing Controller simplifies the complete integration into existing testing environments using external triggers and analogue data acquisition as well as their conversion. The GOM Testing Controller comprises a software-supported interface for programming predefined or specific measuring sequences. In addition, the defined measuring sequences can be stored and exchanged as templates for further projects.
The new ARAMIS 3D Camera has its preset and certified lenses installed into an industrial housing that guarantees a high degree of sensor calibration stability. Measuring volumes can easily be exchanged by the user to enable the measurement of small to large objects, ranging from materials testing specimens up to airplane components.
Aside from the ARAMIS 3D Camera and the GOM Testing Controller, based on the parametric software GOM Correlate Professional, all actions and evaluation steps are completely traceable and interlinked so they can be easily modified or adjusted. At the touch of a button, all corresponding timeline elements are automatically updated after changes.
In addition to the GOM Correlate software and Digital Image Correlation, live demonstrations presented the complete workflow and evaluation process for motion analyses and positioning tasks of the ARAMIS system, including point-based and full-field deformation measurements.