Quality and Precision.
Quality is critical.
Pictured is the optical measurement system GOM (Gesellschaft für Optische Messtechnik). Two fixed cameras take millions of images which are then triangulated to create a 3D image of the pressed part. This then allows the operator to check the dimensional quality of the pressing. Currently the two systems in operation at Plant Swindon are the only cells of this type that the BMW Group has in the UK.