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Performing quality control in the Gobi desert with photogrammetry

Tianwei New Energy’s mission is to build modern, large-scale photovoltaic facilities to supply usable solar power throughout China. It researches, manufactures, sells and services midstream and downstream products related to PV solar energy, including crystalline silicon wafers, PV cells, modules, and PV systems engineering.

How 3D Scanning Improves Part Inspections in the Aerospace Industry

Founded in 1991 and based in both Canada and the US, Alphacasting has quickly become a worldwide leader in precision investment casting, pouring more than 120 different types of alloys, including aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, bronze, titanium and other exotic alloys.

How Computational Fluid Dynamics Is Used in the Civil Works Sector

Creaform has extended its expertise in the civil works sector by simulating the flow in a major drinking water pumping station. This work was achieved in the context of the overhaul of a 227 000 m³ reservoir originally built in 1960 and decommissioned in 1980. It is currently refurbished in order to double the city’s drinking water supplies.

How FEA/CFD Can Validate Structural Integrity on Offshore Oil Platforms

Hyco Canada Ltd., a division of WEBER-HYDRAULIK group has been a leading hydraulic cylinder manufacturer for more than 50 years. The company specializes in rod and telescopic cylinders for various industries and a large spectrum of applications.

How 3D Scanning Helped to Conduct NDT Testing in an Oil Refinery

DEKRA Industrial is one of the leaders in the prevention of industrial and occupational hazards in France and Europe. With its expertise to identify and assess hazards, the company plays an instrumental role in risk prevention for a variety of companies.

How 3D Scanning Improved the Performance of a Red Bull Race Plane

Launched in 2003, the Red Bull Air Race is globally renowned. By taking the existing model of Formula One Racing, and combining it with extreme aerial challenges, the sport has grown into one of the most exhilarating and fastest races on the planet.

How 3D Scanning Reproduced a Farm Tractor 3D Model

Formerly called MAILLEUX, MX is a family company that was founded in France in 1951. The company specializes in the design, manufacturing and marketing of handling equipment for farm tractors. MX can fit over 6000 tractor models, which makes MX a worldwide leader in its market.

How 3D Scanning Accelerates the Design and Development of Cars and Motorcycles

PHIARO CORPORATION, founded in 1939, is a Japanese design development company that offers end-to-end styling, engineering, modeling, prototyping and small lot production to Japanese automobile and motorcycle manufacturers.

How 3D Scanning Is Used for Redesigning Olympic-level Boats

Creaform brings its reverse engineering knowledge for the creation of an Olympic level trimaran prototype that will be adapted for athletes with disabilities. Thanks to MetraSCAN 3D and to reverse engineering, Creaform and the students of Cachan’s École Normale Supérieure (France) are working on the metamorphosis of a new type of trimaran: the Kiteboadspeed (KBS). Redesigning the hull, they will assign the trimaran a new mission and adapt the latter for skippers with disabilities. To do so, Creaform is in charge of the 3D scanning while the students are taking care of the reverse engineering.