GOM Education Award goes to ETH Zurich

The winners of the GOM Education Award were chosen: A three-person team of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, won the student competition on 3D scanning that is endowed with €3,000. The students solved a fictional criminal case using the optical 3D scanner ATOS from GOM.

By offering the GOM Education Award, the metrology specialist GOM fosters practice-oriented education in the field of 3D metrology. Students from all over the globe had the task to independently prepare a lab experiment in English that illustrates the digitising of objects using a 3D scanner. The lab experiment was carried out by using the ATOS 3D scanner and the GOM Inspect software that GOM offers to all interested education institutions within the education package “ATOS for Education”.

The winning team of the ETH Zurich opted for a scanning scenario from forensics: In the lab experiment, the students slipped into the role of a forensic scientist who has to digitize the shoe of a suspect in order to compare it to the shoe print from the crime scene.

The winners Ursula Kälin, Tobias Duewell and Valens Frangez selected by an international expert jury did not only receive the price of €3,000 but were also invited to the GOM 3D Metrology Conference 2017 on September 27 to present their lab experiment in front of metrology experts from more than 40 countries and to establish valuable contacts.

3D scanning is one of the key technologies of Industry 4.0: It converts real objects into full-field 3D models and provides all quality-relevant data digitally, thereby laying the foundation for the realisation of a self-organising production network with automated quality assurance.

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