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Key new appointment as PES Scanning expands service offer image

PES Scanning has made a key appointment within their 3D scanning business as they expand the range of data capture and consultative services provided, to meet increased client demand. We have recruited Carl Mason to the PES Scanning division as Senior Metrology Applications Engineer. Carl has over 20 years scanning & metrology experience, within aerospace and other advanced manufacturing and research industries. He has worked with companies including Airbus,  BAe Systems, and the National Composites Centre. On joining the PES Scanning team, Carl comments, “What first attracted me to the role at PES Scanning was the diversity of projects that the company are involved in. There is the opportunity to work across many different sectors and undertake different challenges with clients ...

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3D Scanning Prevents Production Downtime image

When an urgently needed, brand-new tool suddenly failed for its customer, German 3D scanning company Lometec digitised the mould tools using GOM scanning systems so that precise, rapid reworking was possible. The customer produces, among other things, thermoplastic weather-proof housings designed for use in extreme climates. When the quantities in demand began exceeding the existing tool’s capacities, the company commissioned construction of a second, identical tool—and that’s where issues arose. Initially the new tool was delivered and worked fine, as verified by 3D scans of the samples of the housing as part of the quality inspection process. Process capability was validated, and the customer was able to begin production with two tools at once. But shortly after starting mass production with the ...

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3D Scanning Offers Paths to Remote Asset Management image

Off-shore oil rig

At a time when oil and gas companies are paying particularly close attention to improving efficiencies and cost-cutting, they would do well to increase their usage of 3D scanning technology, according to the engineering firm Kleinfelder. The company contends that 3D scanning enables engineers to remotely plan upgrades to oil and gas assets in a virtual setting using models. Although the original scan needs to be performed physically by an engineer, most of the work can be done remotely on computers or other shared devices. Mark Franklin from Kleinfelder, told Rigzone that 3D scanning devices capture millions of data points to measure an object or space, producing detailed 3D images in minutes. The images consist of millions of 3D data points, ...

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Prototype Beagle Pup G-AVDF returns to the skies image

Prototype Beagle Pup G-AVDF returns to the skies

At Turweston Aerodrome on 19 May 2020, a small but significant light aircraft took to the skies for the first time in 51 years! Following an intensive five-year major restoration, the first Beagle Pup Prototype (G-AVDF) was finally airborne with Francis Donaldson, the LAA’s Chief Engineer in the pilot’s seat, on the first of two initial short test flights. Beagle Aircraft had built the Pup at Shoreham in 1967 and with Beagle’s test pilot ‘Pee Wee’ Judge at the controls, flew over 200 hours of test and promotional flights between 1967-69. At the end of 1968 the plane was modified and used as an engine test bed for the Beagle Bulldog. When the Bulldog first flew on 19 May 1969, G-AVDF became ...

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3D Scanning helps restoration of 14th Century Florence Baptistery image

In Italy, 3D printing and scanning technology has helped to restore the south doors of the Baptistery of Florence, built around 700 years ago. The Baptistery of Florence was constructed sometime between 1059 and 1128, making it one of the oldest buildings in the city. Significantly, the building is renowned for its three sets of artistically important bronze doors with relief sculptures. The south doors are the oldest of the trio, designed between 1329 and 1336. Through its 28 intricately detailed panels, the doors depict the life of St. John the Baptist, to whom the Baptistery is named after. They measure over 5 metres high by more than 4 metres wide. Made from bronze, the doors were suffering from deterioration due to ...

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Exploring 3D Scanners And 3D Measurement Technologies image

Scanning Beagle Pup Prototype

Excerpt from article here.   3D measurement technologies and 3D scanners are taking the manufacturing, NDT and quality inspection sectors by storm. For example, according to Zion Market Research, the 3D scanning manufacturing market alone will reach $5.06 billion by 2022. And for good reason. 3D scanners, which capture the shape, geometries, textures and colours of objects in the real world, bring that data into the digital realm. 3D scanning equipment supplier Creaform has put together information to help you get started in understanding metrology and how 3D measurement solutions can improve your product development, NDT inspections, and quality control processes. How 3D measurement works There are two main types of 3D measurements processes: contact and non-contact. Contact 3D measurement solutions probe objects through ...

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Using CT Scanners for Industrial Projects image

Excerpt from original article A CT scanner gives you the ability to “see through” a solid object–once thought to be a tool of the future –but the technology is here today, and more widespread and accessible than you may have thought. Until recently, the technology of CT imaging was only available for use in medical settings. Over the last several years using CT scanners for industrial projects and manufacturing has opened up myriad opportunities never before available. CT, or Computed Tomography, is now commonly used in various industrial metrology settings, both in the lab and online or inline for product evaluation and packaging integrity assessment. The main advantage is that it allows the inspection of a part’s interior structure or a ...

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COVID-19: Scanning Operations – We Are Open To Support Your Engineering and Data Capture Requirements standard

We would like to inform all of our clients that the PES Scanning and Engineering Design teams are still fully operational. The Design Engineering team are working from home and the PES Scanning team is available to scan in the PES workshop or at our clients’ sites. We are working within the government guidelines to ensure the safety of our team and those of our clients. We are currently prioritising projects that will support UK manufacturing to stay operational, either through quality inspection or the reverse engineering and manufacture of critical to business components. The office telephone number is being monitored and we will return your call as soon as possible if we cannot answer it due to the increased level of ...

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3D Scanning Technology helps preserve Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit image

Neil Armstrong's historic Apollo 11 spacesuit has been painstakingly restored by the Smithsonian Museum, with the help of 3D optical scanning and CT scanning. The restoration took place ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission launch and used technology unavailable when the Apollo 11 crew flew to the moon in July 1969. The spacesuits worn by Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Mike Collins have been kept at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC since their return, but time has taken its toll on the historic garments. The restoration work began in 2015, with the team beginning work on the gloves of the suit. X-ray images recorded the suit's condition and allowed the inner parts to be ...

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Bentley to use 3D Scanning in build of new 4½-litre Blower cars standard

Bentley has announced that it will build a new series of 4½-litre 'Blower' cars from scratch, using original moulds and 3D scans of existing cars. The new build of 12 matching cars will be individually handcrafted by a team of specialists from Bentley’s bespoke coachwork division, Mulliner. Only four original ‘Team Blowers’ were built for racing in the late 1920s. Now, using a combination of generations of handcraftsmanship skills and the very latest digital technology, the 1929 Team Blower will be the master example for 12 continuations - one for each race that the original fleet of four Team Blowers competed in. The Bentley Blower Continuation Series was announced by Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, who commented: “As we continue ...

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