Results-orientated testing at BMW
Testing of various supplier blank defects
Calibration labs are typically subjected to the strictest requirements and this is certainly the case at BMW Dingolfing where blanks delivered by suppliers must be tested for defects to ensure that the high standards of the BMW Group are met. The Dingolfing laboratory is responsible for the physical unit length but alongside the objective of improving supplier quality, is also involved in other applications. For example, one of the Mechanical Engineering Departments needed a CAD model of a tool taper with a clamped tool for simulation purposes. Using the COMET 5 White Light Projection System, a steep-angle taper and tool was measured and a 3D CAD model produced. Since then, this CAD model has been used by the BMW Group in Dingolfing, enabling production steps to be simulated offline in the machining centre.