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Capture 3D Applications within the Aerospace Industry

 

Metrology within the Aerospace, Airfoil, IGT, and Power Generation Industries

Utilizing: ATOS 3D ScannersTRITOP PhotogrammetrySoftware, and/or Automation

When building aircrafts for the commercial, defense, and space industries, the manufacturing is a labor intensive process which requires the capability to measure large structures quickly for fit, form, and dimensional validation accuracy.  Turbine engines and sub-components, such as turbine blades, blisks, stators, etc., require a high level of accuracy at rapid speeds especially during inline production.  In order to reach these goals, companies are utilizing Capture 3D metrology solutions for various applications inside these industries.  

Some examples include:


 

Design

3D Scanner for Aerospace Reverse Engineering

Design / Re-creation of Components

Quickly scan components and generate an accurate 3D digital definition to support CAD model creation, documentation of design iterations, and archive “as manufactured” condition.

3D Scanner for Power Generation Engine Inspection

“As Manufactured”

 

Digital Assembly Shown is a 22 foot rotor assembly scan. Rapidly measure complex assemblies for accurate fitment, dimensional, CFD and FEA analysis.

3D Scanner for Complex Shape Geometry

Rapid Capture of Complex Shaped Components

Scan complex and intricate shaped components quickly and easily without costly fixturing set-ups. Having accurate and high resolution scan data allows for faster downstream processing.

3D Scanner for Small Airfoil Inspection

Small Parts Scan

The ATOS 3D scanner’s ability to be configured to various size measuring volumes supports the precise scan capture of very small features such as edges, fillets, and rounds.

3D Scanner and Photogrammetry for Airplane Scan

Extra Large Parts Scan

Measure large turbine buckets, casings, to full size airplanes while maintaining a high level of data accuracy. ATOS system flexibility supports extra small to extra large scan projects.

 

Analysis

 3D Scanner for CFD Analysis

CFD/FEA Analysis

Accurate scan data allows for easier and faster Computational Fluid Dynamics and/or Finite Element Analysis to assist with performance improvements.  

 3D Scanner for First Article Inspection

3D First Article Inspection

Automatically compare your part’s scan data to the CAD model with an easy to interpret visual 3D color inspection map. Instantly see where the problematic areas exist.

 3D Scanner for Airfoil 2D Inspection

Dimensional Analysis (2D)

Compare “as manufactured” part scan data to 2D drawings for inspection analysis.

 Inspection of Ceramic Cores using 3D Scanning

Ceramic Cores Analysis

Inspect core dimensions, shrink rates, trip strips, and blisters to tooling to effectively modify molds/tooling for accurate part manufacturing.

 Turbulator Measurements using a 3D Scanner

Turbulator Measurements

Receive more thorough information in the fraction of the time compared to a CMM. Scan complex and small turbulator features. Measure tight areas between blades.

 3D Scanner for Tool Tryout Improvement

Reduce Tool Tryout

Minimize the number of iterations and tool tuning loops by viewing an ATOS color map inspection report. Identify problem areas and understand the affects of the corrective action on the entire tool.

 3D Scanner for Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis

Find solutions to issues by inspecting parts and tooling in each stage of the manufacturing process. Accurate and easy to interrupt color maps support informed corrective action plan.

 3D Scanner with Trend Analysis and SPC functionality

Trend Analysis

Monitor your manufacturing process in order to depict trends. Applicable to parts, assemblies, fixtures, tooling, etc...

 Aerospace Wing Inspection

Wing Analysis

Cross-sectional analysis of the wing provides crucial data for aerodynamic engineering.  

 Digital Assembly Analysis using 3D Scanning

Digital Assembly Analysis

Accurately compare scanned components and assemblies vs. CAD. Interrogate mating components to solve assembly, form, fit and finish issues.

 Fuselage 3D Scanning

Fuselage Analysis

Ensure dimensional verification of entire fuselage to ensure fit and form with high resolution 3D scan data.

 Improve Aerospace Product Performance

Improve Product Performance

Measure and calculate both individual and total throat areas. Identify the minimum throat distance between the trailing edge of each vane and the face of the adjacent vane.

 3D Scanner with Touch Probe Capability

Touch Probe Analysis

Enhance non-contact ATOS 3D scanning by adding on a Touch Probe kit to measure hidden features, discreet points, and deep cavities. Probes and adapters are fully customizable.

 

Production

 Aerospace Part Verification with 3D Scanning

Part Verification

Fast measurement of simple and complex parts. Robust dimensional inspection reports including cross sections, complex features, surfaces, holes, and edges.

 Airfoil Coating Thickness Measurements with 3D Scanning

Coating Thickness Measurements

Quickly measure before and after each coating (i.e. thermal barrier coatings) to determine coating thicknesses without destroying parts.

 3D Scanner for Production Inspection

Production Inspections

Measure quantities of parts fast and accurately without operator variability. Achieve even higher volumes with Capture 3D’s automated solutions.

 3D Scanning of Impeller Wheel

Impeller Wheel Balancing

Scan and calculate center of gravity on castings to position part optimally for “best balanced” machining. Minimize the machining away of material which can be used for future refurbishing and/or balancing.

 Combustor Measurements

Combustor Measurements

Rapidly measure entire component and extract feature information such as hole diameters, vectors, and locations automatically.

 3D Scanning to Improve Overall System Performance and Assembly

Overall System Performance

Improvement Create an “as manufactured” digital assembly, instead of CAD nominal. This digital definition can be utilized for overall system performance comparison, analysis and optimizations.

 Production Tool Wear Inspection

Part and Tool Wear Trends

Identify and document part and tool wear trends. Robust color map deliverable highlights potential problematic areas (out of tolerance conditions, part shrinkage, airfoil twist, and tool/mold wear).

 Direct Milling with ATOS 3D Scanner

Direct Milling from ATOS Data

Directly mill from ATOS point cloud data to accurately duplicate tooling or repair broken tooling without the time consuming task of creating CAD.

 Simplified Low Cost Fixturing for 3D Scanning

Simplified Low Cost Fixturing

Save time and money by eliminating high precision expensive fixturing. Part position in fixture is not critical providing a simple set-up. Shape and position of part are automatically transformed into a pre-defined coordinate position.

 ATOS 3D Scanner is Aerospace Certified with High Accuracy

Aerospace Certified

Solutions certified within propulsion/ aerospace companies per VDI standards.

 

MRO (Maintenace, Repair, and Overhaul)

 3D Scanner for MRO

Measure and Inspect Airfoil Blades and Vanes for Repair

Measure damaged blades to determine extent of damage and optimize repair process. Inspect repaired blade to verify part conformance.

 

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Categories: Aerospace and Power Generation
*Duplicate case studies may appear below because it is listed in both categories.  

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