Member of the Industrial Association for Solid Forming (IMU)

Exchange of experience: 3D laser measurement in solid forming with the measuring cell operated on the production line, enabling the digital transformation


The IMU bundles and represents the interests of solid forming companies in Germany and offers them a strong network.

Solid formed products are used every day, especially when safety plays the main role. When excellence, reliability and durability are important, the advantages of solid forming are in demand. Typical solid forming companies are suppliers to the automotive and engineering industries. Solid formed parts are also used in aerospace, the energy sector, rail technology, medical technology and wind power.

To make the leap into the digital age and optimize the process at the same time, the alpha.hot3D measuring cell can be used. The device is set up and operated on the production line. The specimens, up to 1200° C warm, are captured in full 3D by laser sensors. Within a few seconds, the feature evaluation and cold dimension prediction are ready for inspection by the user. The digital twins serve as reset samples and document the production process. In this way, the process chain can be digitalized (MASSIVE FORMING 4.0) and improved in terms of time, material and energy savings.