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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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Additive manufacturing and composites

Our co-owners Dan Fleetcroft and Mike Maddock talk technology in a recent interview with Jim Davison from the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF).  They discuss the types of technologies used within their engineering business and the technologies which are becoming more popular and growing in application amongst various industries. Dan started the discussion, “Technology-wise we have a strong in-house understanding of composites – a really growing manufacturing technology, which is increasingly being used in the mainstream automotive industry. Another area is additive manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing – that is a fast-paced technology moving with some real opportunities to rethink how you design and make everything. So those are probably the two fastest growing areas that we see. “But we’re also seeing where traditional manufacturing technologies such ...

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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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“The beauty of engineering is that the route to engineering can be so different. Some of the best engineers I know did a couple of A-Levels or a GSCE and went on to design racing cars, aeroplanes and space rockets." quote

“The beauty of engineering is that the route to engineering can be so different. Some of the best engineers I know did a couple of A-Levels or a GSCE and went on to design racing cars, aeroplanes and space rockets." Dan Fleetcroft“It’s great to see where we are going with apprenticeships but again we still need to drive that. If we can increase the interest of young people in engineering we will have a better opportunity for success.” Mike Maddock In a second part of an interview with the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), Mike Maddock and Dan Fleetcroft of PES Performance discussed the new routes individuals can take to enter a career within such a prosperous sector. Mike began the discussion and stated that ...

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