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3D Scanning Helps Optimise Marine Aerodynamics standard

Porta Performance has used 3D Scanning and other advanced technologies to devlop the most advanced race boat designs both hydrodynamically and aerodynamically. Scott Porta of Porta Performance undertook the challenge to solve the “unsolvable problem” which comes from an offshore racing dynamic. What happens at 100+ MPH when a catamaran converts from a boat to an airplane without wings? Porta stated, “Here’s the dynamic, the engines are supported by a plane of hard water coming from the hull on the bottom of the gear cases … only until the boat launches and flies. At that point, the engines become a thousand pounds of dead weight, the centre of gravity shifts, the bow elevates, and the rest is history.” Porta Performance’s scanning partner ...

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Benefits of CT Scanning for Aerospace standard

Excerpt from an article www.qualitymag.com Aerospace Inspection with CT Scanning Effective quality management has always been crucial within the aerospace industry. Faulty designs and poorly manufactured parts not only lead to wasted resources and loss of profits, but also jeopardise company reputation and can compromise public safety. The quest for quality has also helped push new innovations in aerospace. Whether that is through the greater usage of advanced materials like super alloys to increase aircraft performance and durability, or the adoption of additive manufacturing, enabling weight savings and space optimisation whilst allowing complex designs to be produced. Industrial CT Scanning for Aerospace Inspection Testing has always been a crucial step in the management of quality, but given the value of many parts, destructive tests ...

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PES Performance’s success recognised at regional IOD Awards standard

The continued success of PES Performance has been recognised and commended by the Institute of Directors at its recent Awards event for IoD Yorkshire and North East. At the awards ceremony in York, PES Performance’s Managing Director Mike Maddock was acknowledged for his leadership with a Highly Commended award in the SME Director of the Year category. Mike set up PES Performance in 2011, with business partner Dan Fleetcroft, as a high-performance engineering business, working across multiple sectors, and delivering engineering solutions for clients. They soon realised that there was a real opportunity, in high-value niche markets, for a team of highly skilled engineers and business solution specialists; an offering which remains fairly unique today. With a 40% growth in the last financial ...

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Swansea University Use 3D Scanning to Save Sea Life standard

A marine biology project led by students at the University of Swansea has used 3D scanners to create full body 3D scans of dolphins, sharks, and large turtles. The 3D models produced enabled the design and customisation of tags which gather data on the speed and activity levels of the animal, offering detailed information on migration patterns and the effects of ocean temperatures on their behaviour. Swansea University’s Lab for Animal Movement (SLAM) researches marine animal life using state-of-the-art tagging technology and leading data visualization techniques. This is done to understand more about the lives of marine animals in the depths of the ocean, even when they are out of sight. Led by Lloyd Hopkins, a Ph.D student, SLAM have been focused ...

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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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PES Performance join Northern Powerhouse Export Champions standard

PES Performance has been invited to join the Northern Powerhouse Export Champions 2019 initiative, recently launched by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Part of a wider national DIT Export Champions programme, the chosen businesses will help promote the importance of exporting to their industry and get other UK businesses thinking globally. This network of UK companies will act as ambassadors for exporting, sharing success stories, offering practical advice and leading by example. Performance Engineered Solutions Ltd, (PES Performance) based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) is a high-performance engineering design business, delivering technologically advanced design solutions to clients both in the UK and internationally. Mike Maddock, managing director of PES Performance explained the reasons for supporting the Export Champions initiative: “Given the ...

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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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Audi & Porsche Forced to Change Plans After Reverse Engineering New Tesla standard

The benefits of reverse engineering competitor products have been shown again recently in the automotive industry. Reports in the German press indicate that Audi and Porsche may be forced to plan a new direction for their electric vehicles (EVs) after reverse engineering and analysing the new Tesla Model 3. It seems that the German automakers are concerned that the Tesla’s progress in manufacturing materials and process linked to low production costs will prove difficult to match with their own planned EVs being developed to compete in that market sector. It is thought that the Audi and Porsche engineers are having to change plans for their Premium Platform Electric (PPE) programme because Tesla’s Model 3 is much better than they had anticipated. Part ...

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Dutch Navy use 3D scanning to build up database of key components image

Dutch Navy use 3D scanning

(Adapted from original story in 3dprint.com) Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine, the organisation that is contracted to perform all maintenance and repairs for the Royal Netherlands Navy, are undertaking a project to create a database of key naval components. This means that they are responsible for the replacement of parts that have become worn or damaged as well as undertaking any modifications to already on-board components as required. The idea behind the scanning operation is that it would greatly reduce the turnaround time when creating new parts. The CNC coordinator at Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine explained the benefits that come from using these scanners versus using traditional reverse engineering techniques: “Using 3D scanning has saved us up to weeks of work – older processes were very intensive requiring multiple ...

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