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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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Using CT Scanners for Industrial Projects image

Excerpt from original manufacturing.net 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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3D scanning technology helps make prosthetics cheap and accessible standard

In Guatemala, a hospital is using 3D scanning technology to create templates for prosthetics. The affordable process makes access to 3D-printed limbs possible. Making a very simple medical prosthetic arm can cost $1,000 for the materials alone. But 3D scanning and printing can shrink the cost to as little as $4. In Guatemala, where some families might earn $50 in a month, one hospital is now using digital tech and other techniques to make prosthetics accessible for patients who couldn’t have afforded them in the past. When the hospital opened in 2006, new digital technology existed but wasn’t yet feasible to use. “A ‘portable’ scanner that took up your whole suitcase would be about $50,000,” says Brent Wright, a U.S.-based prosthetist ...

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‘Its an honour to be nominated’ – PES Performance shortlisted for inaugural Digital Awards standard

PES Performance, the sister company to PES Scanning has been shortlisted for Sheffield’s first Digital Awards. A nomination in the ‘Best Use of Digital Technology In Industry’ category recognises the work that the PES team does for clients utilising technology, including 3D scanning, CT scanning, CAD and 3D printing. The award ceremony sponsored by the Sheffield Star will take place on 2 May at Kollider in the city centre. The Star has launched the city’s Digital Awards to recognise how Sheffield’s technology and digital industry continues to grow and to celebrate the people and companies doing great things. The Star has worked with Sheffield Digital and the team at Kollider to create this opportunity to really shout about the city and its ...

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What Are the Benefits of Industrial CT Scanning Services? standard

Industrial CT scanning services use X-ray technology to produce 3D images of the item being scanned. The advantage it has over other 3D scanning methods such as laser scanning or optical scanning is that CT scanning can be used to see the internal details of a part. It is the same technology that has been used for many years in medical imaging. In industry, CT scanning services are typically used for; • Material Analysis • Assembly Verification • Failure Analysis • Internal and External Measurements • Non-Destructive Testing / Inspection • Product Quality Compliance/Screening • Quality Inspection of parts CT Scanning is used in industries including; aerospace, automotive, defence, energy production, and oil & gas. The primary benefits of Industrial CT Scanning services include: Improved product quality Industrial CT scanning services can ...

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Additive Manufacturing – Not just for prototyping… standard

Whilst additive manufacturing (AM) technologies (also known as 3D printing) have gained significant traction over recent years in the design of complex components and creation of early prototypes, there is still some way to go before many industries adopt them for full component production. AM has the potential to not only transform a firm’s design and production activities but also to positively impact other aspects of their business, including product customisation and the reconfiguration of their supply chains.   Resistance to additive manufacturing in production The uptake of AM technologies beyond prototyping and small-scale production remains slow, as illustrated by recent research. A survey was undertaken of 110 product and industrial designers and design engineers located in 25 countries. It showed that whilst ...

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3D Scanning the Past – The Smithsonian’s Digitization Program image

3D scanned model of artefacts from the Smithsonian Institution.

The Smithsonian Institution comprises a collection of nineteen museums, nine research centres, and oneNational Zoo spread across the United States. The Smithsonian has a vast collection of objects, artefacts, and specimens—about 155 million in all. These objects include everything from insects to airplanes, an immense record of science, history, art, nature, and everything in between. The Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office is on a mission to capture these objects with 3D scanning. “The goal of our group is really to think about how we can use 3D measurement tools and 3D scanning tools to either solve a research problem or support access,” said Vincent Rossi, Senior 3D Program Officer with the Digitization Program Office. “We work with all nineteen museums and nine research ...

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Bringing unique 1950s jet back to life gallery

We were approached by a client who commissioned us to assist in the design and build of a model of the US Navy’s Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart from the 1950s. The Little Jet Company make bespoke large scale replica remote controlled aircraft for those that are inspired by a love of aviation, and had decided to take on the challenge of reproducing this unique sea plane. The PES Scanning team used our high-fidelity 3D optical scanner to capture data of the 4-metre-long Master Model produced by Fighteraces. The GOM ATOS 3D scanner is impressively accurate. For example, a 600mm measurement volume can produce a 250-micron (0.250mm) point spacing/resolution. The engineers at PES Performance then began the process of taking the scan data and surfacing this, so that ...

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What do we do for our clients? image

What do we do for our clients?

PES Scanning is part of Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd, a high-performance engineering design services business, with a multi-disciplinary team of design and performance engineers. The owners of PES Performance- Dan Fleetcroft and Mike Maddock, spoke about their business and what they do to meet and exceed clients wants and needs, in an interview with the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF). Dan started the interview by saying, “Fundamentally it’s understanding the challenge. We are predominately client driven and that usually means someone has a problem that needs fixing. The key aspect is understanding what that problem is and what the best solution is going to be for the client. Sometimes the most successful project comes from educating your client in terms of what ...

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10 ways 3D scanning and measurement can assist your projects image

We offer a range of accurate techniques that can deliver a true and accurate representation of your products, plant and equipment; through the use of 3D scanning and measurement. Digital Archiving– Could assist your industry project by producing 3D digital records for the conservation of all pre-digital objects, from past products to components of machinery. Rapid Prototyping also known as Rapid Manufacturing– This is a quick, reliable and cost-effective way of precise production. It is where a group of techniques are used to quickly put together a scale model of a part or object using CAD data. It can be used for engineering design, tool making, jigs and fixtures, turbines, aerospace, power generation, art and archaeology, consumer products, prototypes ...

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