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Product Development and Design

Product development refers to all of the stages involved in bringing a product to market—from inception through conception and engineering design to product development. Computer-aided design (CAD) software is used as a design tool to enhance product development.

As project managers, senior engineers, or engineering directors, you are responsible for finding ideas that lead to new product introduction. Innovation is the essential element that maintains your company’s competitive edge through the development of new technologies, new projects, new angles, and new niches that help you surpass your competitors.

As design engineers or industrial designers, you participate in all of the activities related to product development and implementation. You must first determine if the design intent is feasible and if all of the necessary tools and software to realize the whole project are accessible and available. Then, you design parts (often with complex shapes and geometries) and create 3D models while minimizing iterations in order to shorten the design cycle.

Creaform Solution

With Creaform’s portable 3D scanners, three new avenues opened up to engineers and designers. You can develop new innovative products with complex shapes and designs. You can gain new customers by pushing your product development further, where your competitors cannot go. You can be more competitive and accelerate the time to market of your new innovative products.

High-resolution, versatile, simple, and fast 3D scanning tools and software are the solutions to fulfill your goals and overcome your challenges.

  • High level of detail:

    With high-resolution cameras for geometry and color cameras for texture, the scan quality is perfect for developing new innovative products and designing complex geometries.
  • Versatility:

    With advanced laser and optical technologies and limitless scanning volumes, 3D scanners can measure any part, regardless of size, shape, material, surface finish, and complexity.
  • Simplicity:

    With plug-and-play devices and user-friendly interfaces, expertise in 3D scanning is not required. You will get back to your usual workflow (along with all of the necessary 3D dimensions) in a trice.
  • Speed:

    With the instant mesh feature, the generated mesh is already lightened and processed, ready to be seamlessly integrated into your preferred reverse engineering, CAD, or 3D printing software.

Applications Example

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3D Modeling For Phased-array Inspections In Aerospace Industry

To ensure the safety of passengers and proper maintenance of equipment, inspections of surface impact damage on aircraft parts and structure must be performed.

Developing, manufacturing, and inspecting a casting of superior quality in less time

Discover how 3D scanning technologies helps casting inspections and casting manufacturing. Get strategies to improve your casting product development process.

Aerospace Maintenance

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.

Replacing headers on a main steam piping system at a power generating facility

Replacing headers on a main steam piping system at a power generating facility is challenging. Often, CAD models are no longer available. Therefore, engineers have to design the replacement parts by dealing only with the physical parts.

Power Turbine Component Analysis - 3D Scanning

No matter if the objective is to inspect, repair or modify power generation turbine components, the challenges remain the same: access to the components and stability of the measurement setup. The components that require measurement like impeller blades, guide vanes or casings are always located in tight spaces with difficult access.

3D Modeling For Phased-array Inspections In Power Generation And Energy

Power generation components and structures must be inspected to assess the level of degradation and remaining service life. Power generation organizations are facing mounting challenges of inspecting complex components that are part of a very intricate assembly and cannot be taken out for inspection purposes.

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