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Physical Digital® – Business Communication COVID-19

Following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, Physical Digital would like to let customers know that we are constantly monitoring the situation and implementing operating procedures to ensure the health and safety of our staff and customers in order to help contain the spread of the virus.

 

Customer Site Measurement –

We are currently still attending customer sites to deliver scanning services. We are also liaising with our customers to ensure all the appropriate steps have been taken. We will ask our customers to follow our guidelines and equally we will adhere to any customer requirements.

 

In-house Measurement –

We are continuing to undertake In-house measurement. We have implemented procedures at our offices to reduce the risk to our staff and customers including the introduction of  a quarantine period for any goods received and with immediate effect we request that any visitors contact us prior to arriving (a minimum of 48 hours) with the view to completing a Visitor Form.

 

Should you have any questions please contact us on 01483 750200 or at info@physicaldigital.com

2019 – Physical Digital® Review of the Year

Physical Digital® review 2019 - 3D Measurement Services

We’ve had a busy 2019 and are going into 2020 with a good mix of projects in the diary and capacity for new business. Whether at our premises or on the road at customer sites, we’ve brought precise, reliable measurement & inspection, reverse engineering, R&D and digital archiving data to customers across a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Historical
  • IGT
  • Jewellery
  • Medical
  • Metal stamping
  • Oil & Gas
  • Plastic injection moulding

We’ve taken around 1.5 million photographs with our GOM TRITOP photogrammetry system during the year and our ScanBox has completed more than 8,000 individual projects.

 

Extreme sport technical support

We’ve been delighted this year to be a technical partner to The Blades Aerobatic Display Team and their Red Bull Air race team, piloted by Ben Murphy. We’ve also continued our partnership with West Surrey Racing, supporting their three 330i BMW touring cars in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship.

Huge congratulations to the WSR team for winning the Championship this year, coming first and second in the Drivers’ Championship, and to BMW for winning the Manufacturer’s Championship. We will continue to offer technical support to both the Blades and BMW UK Motorsport run by WSR next year.

 

World-first accreditation for Physical Digital

We were very proud to be the first company in the world to be awarded Nadcap accreditation. Nadcap is a global cooperative accreditation programme for aerospace, defence and related industries and is an extremely tough accreditation to obtain. Having Nadcap accreditation allows us to work closely with customers in this industry, who can rely on the quality and traceability of our measurement processes.

 

Events and shows

We have attended a wide range of events during 2019, including several trade shows and we have continued our work with the next generation of engineers and measurement specialists by giving guest lectures to schools, colleges and universities.

 

Introducing OSCAR for automotive benchmarking

OSCAR is our specialist H-Point Manikin, which is used as a tool during our automotive benchmarking process. OSCAR replicates the weight, position and touchpoints of a vehicle passenger and so provides valuable measurement data to automotive designers. OSCAR is calibrated to SAE J826 Appendix C (Nov 2015).

 

Why choose Physical Digital in 2020?

2020 will mark our 15th year in business – a business that has grown steadily and organically since it was founded in 2005. We are the only service provider in the UK to offer the highest available 16M sensor for optical metrology, which is highest resolution GOM ATOS optical sensor in the world, and all our equipment and software offers the latest in mobile and static 3D structured light measurement.

Our in-house measurement facilities includes the temperature-controlled environment, which houses our GOM ScanBox automated scanner. This facility is capable of handling anything from a single component to batches of several thousand, giving our customers complete flexibility and control over their measurement project.

We are also able to construct fixtures for scanning. Not only do we design the fixture – we also complete all of the ScanBox programming, Gauge R & R studies for acceptance tests to client specifications, compiling of technical instructions, prove-out and installation at client site, including training and mentoring of the use of the fixture.

Measurement data is supplied to you in a number of different formats you require, so you are confident of getting the best data for your project. We can also use Statistical Process Control methodology that allows full traceability of Probing Spacing Artefact. This methodology uses control charts to study if a process changes over time.

 

Christmas opening hours

Our office closes on 24th December 2019 at 4.30pm and opens again on 02 Jan 2020.

Thank you for all your support during 2019 – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Physical Digital Team.

Recruiting for a Metrology Applications Engineer

TCT Award finalist 2019

The Company

At Physical Digital® we are forward-thinking company, focusing on the use, design development and implementation of metrology systems into high value manufacturing processes. We have a team of metrology, design and manufacturing experts who each bring specialist knowledge across the fields of design, metrology and reverse engineering. Working across a range of industries including, aerospace, automotive energy and manufacturing, which offers a diverse and rewarding engineering environment to work.

Physical Digital has recently been acquired by the Trescal group, Trescal is a worldwide specialist in calibration, headquartered in Paris, France and located in 24 countries, covering Europe, Americas, Asia (Singapore) and North Africa. Trescal have 50,000 customers, over 3,500 employees globally with nearly 500 in the UK. The acquisition of Physical Digital confirms the business as the UK’s leading 3D measurement company using GOM structured light metrology systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Metrology Applications Engineer to support the forecasted growth of the business over the coming years and beyond. Based in our Guildford, Surrey office. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Along with the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of engineering, measurement and inspection.

 

Our commitment to our team:

  • Provide a rewarding and ethical work environment.
  • Measure performance in a standardised way and reward every individual.
  • Identify, recognise and develop expertise.
  • Regularly train co-workers, building a learning company mentality.
  • Exciting projects spanning nearly every engineering sector.
  • Support and mentoring for professional registration.

 

Main Purpose of the Role

To help support our growing cross sector customer base on metrology related projects. We are looking for an ambitious and proactive candidate with a methodical approach who will take a primary role in a range of technical metrology projects. This will include significant client facing service work and internal technical development projects supporting our design/engineering team. The work will be conducted in a range of environments including our internal metrology laboratory and customer manufacturing facilities which will include extensive travel and overnight stays. This is a demanding but exciting role for the appropriately skilled person. A wide range of on-the-job training will be provided.

 

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting part measurements using primarily the GOM – TRITOP Photogrammetry and ATOS 3D Structured Light scanning sensor, various software along with other systems and techniques
  • Delivering metrology solutions for our cross-sector clients
  • Utilising and implementing measurement good practice both for internal applications and client-based projects
  • Taking day to day responsibility for the project management of client projects
  • A flexible approach to the demands of the business
  • Deliver metrology results and technical presentations to clients
  • Input into technical meetings and discussions
  • Uphold companies QMS standards including ISO9001, Nadcap7130 and Nadcap 7004
  • Promote and develop 3D measurement opportunities at customer sites
  • Working away from the office attending client sites and overnight stays, primarily within the UK will be a requirement of this role

 

Skills, Competencies and Qualifications

  • A degree or HND/HNC in mechanical or manufacturing engineering, although candidates with other academic qualifications combined with relevant experience will also be considered
  • Relevant experience using metrology systems would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Polyworks software would be a major advantage
  • Working theoretical knowledge of GOM measurement systems (ATOS & TRITOP) and software
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft software (Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel)
  • A natural problem solver with excellent technical and analytical skills and understanding of statistics
  • Strong project management skills, with the tenacity, enthusiasm and the ability to work independently or as part of a team to meet project goals
  • A full driving licence is essential as regular significant national travel is expected

 

Other desirable skills may include:

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing drawings and relevant standards.
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Experience with CAD especially Siemens NX
  • Knowledge of Minitab or other statistical software
  • Understanding of automated measurement systems and processes
  • Programming or scripting (mainly Python)
  • Experience with industry standards NADCAP/AS9100/AS9102
  • Working towards professional registration

 

Physical Digital is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you would like the opportunity to join this forward-thinking company working on exciting projects and taking the next step in your career and you believe you have the skills and the professionalism we are looking for in this role, please forward your CV with a covering letter to recruitment.uk@trescal.com

Physical Digital takes part in Siemens One PLM Digital University

Jet Turbine

October 17th sees the return of Siemens’ One PLM Digital University event, the largest Siemens event in the UK and Ireland at Silverstone Circuit. And this year, Physical Digital will be exhibiting and demonstrating its 3d scanning, reverse engineering, measurement and inspection services.

Aimed at users from all over the UK and Ireland, the free event includes over 30 technical breakout sessions for Siemens design, simulation, manufacturing and product lifecycle management software. The event has something to offer for everyone – from beginners who are just getting started, to experts who have been around for many years. It is a chance to share knowledge and experience and is packed full of demos of the latest developments and technology, networking and expert talks.

Product Experts

The Physical Digital team will be exhibiting in the product experts explore area where we will be highlighting our approach to projects from across many business sectors and especially the work we have completed for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine sector.

We will be showcasing our 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, with Physical Digital the first company in the world to have achieved this. We will be on hand to explain our approach and to inspire anyone who visits the stand.

Tim Rapley, Managing Director at Physical Digital, says: “We love being part of days like this. As well as being able to talk about what we are really passionate about, it is great to hear what challenges users and people in businesses are facing, in case we can help. It is also great to gauge what is going on for us to be able to develop future solutions. We are really looking forward to it.”

The event, which is being held at The Wing at Silverstone Circuit, starts at 10am but you can attend an extra breakout from 8.30-9.30am. The event closes at 4.30pm. More details about what will be happening during the day can be found by downloading the agenda.

Let us know if you are planning on attending – we hope to see you there.

Physical Digital make TCT Awards 2019 finalist list

TCTAwards 2019 Finalist Logo

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the TCT Awards 2019.

Our entry ‘Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement’ has been reviewed by the TCT Expert Advisory board and has been voted as a finalist for the TCT Inspex Application Award.

The TCT Awards celebrate the innovators, technologies and collaborators behind the best examples of 3D technology across the globe and are open to companies offering design-to-manufacturing innovation.

 

What is the TCT Inspex Award? :

In the words of the TCT Award Team “If you can’t measure it, you can’t make it”, and as specialists in the field of metrology we couldn’t agree more! Accurate and fully traceable measurement is vital, especially when it comes to liability. The quality and accuracy of the data delivered by Physical Digital are provided with an unbroken chain of traceability back to international standards. The Inspex Application Award seeks to commend the most significant case study in the field of metrology and inspection.

Our entry ‘Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement’

Physical Digital® are the first business in the world offering 3D Structured Light Scanning (3DSL) services accredited to Nadcap standards. Nadcap is an unprecedented cooperative industry approach to improve quality, while reducing costs, for quality assurance throughout the aerospace and defence industries.
With Physical Digital’s Nadcap 3D Scanning service our customers can be confident in the accuracy and precision of the data delivered for their project as it comes with full traceability.
The team at Physical Digital offer a suite of 3D Structured Light (3DSL) optical measurement services using the industry leading GOM metrology systems. Our highly trained and experienced team of engineers provide both in-house and mobile scanning services. Following measurement we are proud to offer in-house design services for full product reverse engineering. For more information on our reverse engineering services please see our website.

 

Looking forward to the final!

We are very much looking forward to the awards ceremony which is due to take place on Wednesday 25th September 2019 and is being held at the National Conference Centre (NCC) in the West Midlands, so “watch this space”.

Three other entries are joining us as finalists within the TCT Inspex Application category and we would like to send our congratulations.

 

Contact us

For all your 3D scanning, measurement and inspection requirements or to discuss reverse engineering, contact our experienced team on 01483 750200 or via our contact us page or email info@physicaldigital.com and we will be pleased to help you with your enquiry.