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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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Scanning Beagle Pup Prototype

Excerpt from wevolver.com 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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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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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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BMW using CT scanning system for prototype development standard

Original story in The Engineer magazine BMW Group has revealed that it is using an advanced computed tomography (CT scanning) system for prototype development, production and analysis. Until now, vehicles have had to be dismantled for analysis, but CT scanning allows checks to be carried out with the vehicle completely intact. The new X-ray system is based in the BMW Group Pilot Plant in the Research & Innovation Centre (FIZ) in Munich. Commenting on the system Udo Hänle, BMW’s head of Production Integration and Pilot Plant said: “We can now analyse our prototypes in minute detail without having to dismantle them first. Ultimately, this will enable us to integrate new technologies into vehicles even faster. The use of this state-of-the-art system is ...

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3D scanning technology helps Porsche restore original 917 icon standard

The iconic Porsche 917 race car was introduced in 1969 and brought Porsche its first win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1970. The 917 was made more famous by starring in Steve McQueen's 1971 film ‘Le Mans.’ In preparation for the forthcoming “50 years of the 917” anniversary event, the Porsche Museum decided to restore the original longtail 917 (917-001) back to how it looked on its original appearance at the 1969 Geneva Auto Show.   917-001 is transformed into a Le Mans winner In September 1970, after Porsche’s victory at Le Mans, the 917-001 was converted into the winning 1970s short-tail version. Various modifications were made before the car was exhibited at the Paris Motor Show, and eventually became a ...

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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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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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Brexit

There is a lot of debate about what the UK will look like after Brexit. Mike Maddock and Dan Fleetcroft from PES Performance discussed their opinions on the matter in an interview with the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF). The conversation focused around what this could mean for the future of UK engineering companies and what could be done in this time of uncertainty. Mike started the discussion by mentioning what he thought Brexit would mean for companies, “I think it is going to drive more efficiency. At the moment in the automotive sector many parts are taking several trips around Europe before coming back to be fitted to a vehicle. As well as industrial strategy about on-shoring, I think it is going ...

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