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Aerospace Maintenance

What the Industry Needs

Reactors and turbines are costly, essential pieces of equipment that usually have to undergo regular maintenance. The high cost of such equipment justifies repairs at times complex for problems such as deterioration. To determine the repairs required, warping or loss of material due to wear is to be precisely measured. Then, repairs can be checked for compliance.

Advantages of the MetraSCAN 3D Solution

Advantages of the MetraSCAN 3D Solution

As a fully portable device, the MetraSCAN 3D solution is perfect for this type of operation. The portability and dynamic referencing feature of the MetraSCAN 3D allows simple, reliable operations anywhere, even in restrictive conditions like on an airport landing strip. In addition, other maintenance operations can be done on the very same airplane at the same time. Movements or vibrations do not interfere with the MetraSCAN 3D and its dynamic referencing function.

By using a scanner together with a probe, geometric elements and freeforms can be controlled with pinpoint accuracy. Detailed 3D mapping can be generated to obtain the accurate dimensional characteristics of a damaged part.

For larger parts, the volume extension functions of the MetraSCAN 3D prove to be particularly useful.

The MetraSCAN 3D helps to save a significant amount of time by allowing:

  • On-site inspection – parts no longer have to be disassembled and transported;
  • More reliable streamlined alignment procedures through dynamic alignment.

Because it provides a great degree of freedom when measuring and because it even scans most reflective surfaces, this optical CMM machine can be used on any type of parts or materials such as sheet metal, plastics or composite materials.

Similar applications

Testing, Adjustment and Shape Analysis of Design Tools

When starting a new production line, for preventive maintenance operations or in case of production drifts, design tools (moulds, jigs, frames, presses, etc.) should be regularly tested and adjusted to deliver expected levels of performance.

Testing and Adjustment of Design Tooling

At the start of a new production line, design tools (molds, jigs, racks, presses, etc.) should be periodically inspected and adjusted as part of preventive maintenance or before any product drift, to deliver the expected level of performance.

Production Compliance Inspection for Aerospace

All parts on a production line are subject to three-dimensional verification, that can be done using either the systematic method or by random sampling. In aerospace, the quality control is generally quite comprehensive and requires a large number of measuring points.

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