Creaform Launches SmartDENT 3D, a Powerful Aircraft Surface Inspection Software

Creaform Launches SmartDENT 3D™, a Powerful Aircraft Surface Inspection Software

October 24, 2017

The new surface damage analysis software combined with the HandySCAN 3D helps aerospace companies cut downtime and slash aircraft maintenance costs

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and highly accurate 3D measurement solutions, announced today the launch of its aircraft surface inspection software for non-destructive testing (NDT) designed especially for aerospace applications. The damage assessment software paired with the HandySCAN 3D scanner represents a safe, cost-effective and time-saving solution for airlines and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service companies.

“Following our operator-friendly design thinking and with deep consideration of user requests, we have developed a software that streamlines data processing from a 3D scanner for easy and reliable assessment and characterization of surface defects on aircraft,” says Steeves Roy, NDT Product Manager at Creaform. “As predictive maintenance becomes more prominent, aviation maintenance professionals and MRO providers are increasingly on the lookout for innovative methods that allow quicker and safer decisions to be made on part defects outcome.”

Used with the HandySCAN 3D metrology-grade scanner, Creaform’s inspection solution offers the following benefits:

  • User-independent (repeatable results regardless of the user)
  • 80 times faster than the pit gauge technique
  • Reliable, repeatable, and accurate results
  • Short learning curve and easy-to-use software;
  • Real-time, 3D visualization and on-site instant reporting available in different formats.

Unlike generic MRO software, SmartDENT 3D provides a guided workflow with an intuitive graphic interface to bridge the gap between data acquisition and report production. The software is designed to simplify measurement extraction of 3D scanning data to get exactly the dimensions required for in-service aircraft assessment. SmartDENT 3D eliminates the need for advanced knowledge in metrology software or otherwise complex 3D data handling. Users can feel confident about their results while saving time and money with no compromise on safety to return aircraft in service as fast as possible.

Creaform will be exhibiting at ASNT Annual Conference from October 30th to November 2nd, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee and MRO Americas held by Aviation Week from April 10-12, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.


About Creaform

Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.

Along with its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, China, Japan, Thaïland, Korea and Singapore.

Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion.