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September 2019

TCT Inspex Application Award highlights need for accuracy in 3D scanning applications

TCTAwards 2019 Finalist Logo

Last week, it was the TCT Show awards, where Physical Digital was shortlisted for the TCT Inspex Application Award for its Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement service using industry-leading GOM metrology systems. The overall winner of the award was the University of Warwick for its work with the West Midlands Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

Tim Rapley, managing director at Physical Digital says: “Unfortunately, we didn’t win overall at the TCT awards, but we were thrilled to be a finalist in this category, alongside such prestigious applications. We would like to offer our congratulations to the University of Warwick on its success. And we do feel like winners – this is the first year the organisers have created this award category. As TCT says ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t make it’. It is great to get some recognition and to see an industry body celebrating the precision of data, which often isn’t seen as the most exciting part of the workflow.”

Physical Digital is the first company in the world to offer 3D Structured Light (3DSL) measurement that conforms to the Nadcap standard AC 7130-4 for Measurement and Inspection, the highest calibre of recognition within the field of aerospace dimensional measurement and quality inspection. The environmentally-controlled measurement cell manages both lighting and temperature and measures atmospheric pressure and humidity which are fundamental for dimensional metrology.

Tim continues: “With our Nadcap 3D Structured Light measurement and inspection services, customers can be confident in the accuracy and precision of the data delivered for their projects, as it comes with full traceability. I’m incredibly proud of our highly trained and experienced team of engineers that provide both in-house and mobile measurement and inspection services to such a high quality – and whose hard work put us on the shortlisted.”

The TCT Awards celebrate the innovators, technologies and collaborators behind the best examples of 3D technology across the globe. They are open to companies offering design-to-manufacturing innovation. This new for 2019 Inspex Application Award sought to commend the most significant cases in the field of metrology and inspection.

Customers wanting to find out more about Physical Digital’s 3D scanning, measurement and inspection services should email info@physicaldigital.com or call 01483 750200.

Physical Digital takes a stand at GOM ATOS Tech Day

ATOS Tech day

Physical Digital’s Managing Director Tim Rapley and team will be showcasing the company’s expertise and Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement service as part of GOM’s ATOS Tech Day, held in Germany at the end of this month. The event, which is one of three global events, is held to showcase best in class solutions, alongside product updates for GOM’s global customers and partner network.

Tim says: “Physical Digital is the first company in the world to offer 3D Structured Light (3DSL) measurement that is accredited to the Nadcap standard AC 7130-4 for measurement and inspection. This is the highest level of recognition within the field of aerospace dimensional measurement and quality inspection. We are incredibly proud, as a company, to have achieved this. To be able to showcase our work at such a high-profile and well-respected event in our industry is very exciting.”

The ATOS event which coincides as the launch event for GOM ‘s brand-new ATOS 5 Airfoil, a specialist technology for high-speed measurement processes across the gas turbine industry. It is also billed as an event set to inspire those in the 3D measuring and metrology worlds, keeping them informed of cutting edge solutions.

Tim adds: “At the event, we will also be highlighting our approach to projects and the work we have done for a number of aerospace and industrial gas turbine OEM and tier 1 suppliers. We are looking forward to catching up with old colleagues as well as making new connections, and emphasising the importance of accuracy,  precision and traceability of 3D measurement.”

Over 14,000 GOM measuring systems are used worldwide to ensure the dimensional quality of parts across many industrial sectors including: aerospace, automotive, sheet-metal, cast and injection moulded products as well as many specialist parts in the turbine industries.

Find out more about Physical Digital’s 3D scanning, measurement and inspection services by calling us on 01483 750200 or email info@physicaldigital.com.