How Can 3D Scanning be used in Aerospace Manufacturing
Scantech’s world-leading 3D measurement technologies deliver comprehensive 3D solutions for aircraft manufacturers to overcome intractable issues during manufacturing.
Our 3D solutions can be widely applied to development, design, manufacturing, assembly, testing and MRO (Maintenance, repair, operations), which can greatly accelerates each procedure and enhance efficiency.
3D Scanning and 3D Inspection on Aerospace Manufacturing
Scantech’s lightweight and portable 3D scanners are easy to use and quick to capture full 3D data. They are optimal options to measure complicated curved surfaces, turbine blades, and dead angle.
With non-contact measurements, Scantech 3D scanners truly realize non-destructive inspection. These handheld 3D scanners can get complete 3D data without causing damage to the aircraft’s parts and help to generate deviation color maps in a few minutes.
3D Scanning · FEA/CFD
In the R&D phase of the aircraft, computer simulations can be performed on various parts through 3D scanning. With independently developed software ScanViewer, Scantech metrology-grade 3D scanners can acquire 3D models ready for CFD analysis. Besides, we can also measure and verify lightweight structural deformations so as to optimize designs.
Wind Tunnel Testing
During wind tunnel testing, industrial 3D scanners such as KSCAN, SIMSCAN, and AXE can get the deviations between the scaled-down 3D model and real aircraft to ensure the data accuracy.
Structural Design · Reverse Engineering
Through 3D scanning, we can get precise 3D data of the whole aircraft and then generate CAD models. The dimensions of the fuselage and equipped facilities will be completely obtained for further development and design. With the help of our leading-edge 3D technologies, Scantech provides reliable and cost-effective 3D digital solutions
Quality Control · Virtual Assembly
The 3D model obtained by 3D scanning can be applied to virtual assembly that can verify the correctness of assembly design. Scantech 3D scanners deliver professional 3D digital supports for virtual assembly, which is convenient to timely discover the problems during assembling and modify the model. Therefore, the workflow of quality control during product development and lifecycle will be highly streamlined.
Repair & Maintenance
Maintenance and repair are very important to the product cycle. A high-precision 3D measurement technology is a reliable guarantee for safety. Using industrial 3D scanners, we can obtain 3D data of in-service aircraft to identify hidden errors, deformations, and defects. In this way, engineers and technicians can inspect aerostructures quickly for further maintenance and replacements.