Quality assurance in plastics manufacturing

Quality Assurance in Plastics Manufacturing

From prototype to production

3D measurement technology in plastics manufacturing

Companies in the plastics processing industry have to meet very high demands on the quality of their parts. When defective parts occur during plastics manufacturing, it means extra work - often costing more. This makes meticulous quality management all the more important. Time-to-market is also crucial to success. Therefore, inspection processes must be streamlined and measuring results must be directly translated into product improvements.

This is exactly where ZEISS supports you: Our measuring systems and software solutions are used throughout the entire process chain in the plastics industry. You benefit from more efficient processes, precise measurements, fewer iteration loops, and significant time savings.

Quality assurance in the plastics industry

Material properties Determine material characteristics

Material properties

Determine material characteristics

ZEISS measuring systems allow you to measure material samples to determine the material behavior and characteristics of your plastics.

Part design

Part design

Efficient and precise thanks to CAD and PMI data

Use your PMI data to automatically create 3D measurement plans, optimize tool geometries and create precise CAD models of your plastic parts.

Simulation and validation

Simulation and validation

Computer-aided engineering (CAE) with real measuring data

Incorporate measuring data of material characteristics into your simulation and compare real component geometries with numerically simulated component data.

Tools & electrodes

Tools & electrodes

Quickly check and adjust

Correct your tools with software support, virtually check contact surfaces, and compare nominal and actual data for your plastic parts.

Shape and dimension analysis

First article inspection

Shape and dimension analysis

Inspect part geometries, GD&T, material thickness, sink marks, warpage and shrinkage and determine correction values for tool geometries.

Production and series inspection

Production and series inspection

Automated solutions

Reduce scrap and rework in plastics manufacturing by using turnkey measuring solutions directly in production.

Assembly and load tests

Assembly and load tests

Gap size, flush, deformation behavior

Virtually check the alignment and positioning of parts in relation to each other and examine the life of your plastic parts.

Quality assurance of medical plastics
Quality assurance of medical plastics

ZEISS Medical Industry Solutions

Quality assurance of medical plastics

ZEISS Quality Solutions

Comprehensive technology partner for companies in the plastics industry

Extensive portfolio

Extensive portfolio

Networked quality management systems with measuring devices, software, and digital quality solutions that increase your productivity

Our service reflects technology and process expertise

Largest technology and service portfolio on the market

Technologies of the future

Technologies of the future

Partnerships with universities and business partners ensure up-to-date expertise and know-how

Strong global network with continuous knowledge flow

Class 1 high-end measuring laboratories in accordance with VDI/VDE 2627

Smart services

Smart services

Global service and support

The ZEISS Academy Metrology offers training courses and webinars for your company.

Measurements of parts of different sizes, materials and properties

Certified reliability

Certified reliability

ISO 9001:2015 certification (quality management standard)

Accreditation of our testing laboratories in accordance with DIN EN ISO/ICE 17025

DAkkS accreditation

Tisax® certification information security up to level 3 with prototype protection and third-party connection

These companies use ZEISS metrology for quality assurance in plastics production

Coko: Automated Production Control of Large Plastic Parts

Coko: Automated production control of large plastic parts

The full-field measurement results of the ScanBox enable Coko a faster first article inspection and target-oriented tool corrections.


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Precision that saves lives

Precision that saves lives

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