Railway and Ships

3D Scanning Streamlines Measurement Workflows and Increase Efficiency

Trains and subways are among the most eco-friendly and commonly-used means of transport. Ships and boats are essential for freight and world trade. Even the smallest components of these vehicles and vessels such as clamps and connectors must meet strict standards to avoid failures and ensure error-free processes. To ensure the high performance of modern transportation vehicles, manufacturers and engineers seek precise and efficient production control and cost-effective maintenance and repair.

Scantech offers optical measurement systems such as handheld 3D scanners KSCAN-Magic and automated 3D measurement systems AM-DESK to measure the complex dimensions of parts and even whole train body shells and ship hulls. Our non-contact and non-destructive 3D solutions can measure the parts thoroughly without causing any damage to them. The 3D data acquired can serve as references for product development, inspection, reverse engineering, maintenance, and more.

With ultra-high measurement rates, portable 3D laser scanners can help to facilitate manufacturing, improve the inspection processes and minimize downtime during maintenance. Thanks to the high-precision measurement results and portability of 3D scanners, we can help users save valuable time and money.

Product Development

Product Development

When designing new ships and subways, parent vessels can be used as references in terms of structure, hydrostatics, and strength. It takes a long time to obtain the dimensions of these large-scale vehicles with traditional measurement methods such as rulers and tapes when there are no technical drawings. Portable 3D scanners can capture accurate 3D data of parent vessels and record modification during design efficiently to enable fast product development.

Quality Control

Quality Control

Large rail vehicles and ships feature complex geometries and stringent requirements on precision. The vehicles’ dimensions inevitably deviate from the nominal values due to the constraints caused by limited skills and complex shop-floor conditions. It is beneficial to use 3D scanning to capture precise and measurable data of ships and trains for efficient quality control.

MRO

MRO

The modern transportation industry requires precise and efficient maintenance and repair. Periodic and thorough maintenance for these rail cars is essential to guarantee sustainable mobility over their entire lifetime, thus ensuring the safety of passengers. Scantech delivers optimal measurement solutions with good reliability, safety, and precision. Using fast measurement instruments, engineers can significantly reduce the time for maintenance and repair.

Improve the Quality of Trains and Ships with 3D Metrology Solutions

Yacht

Yacht

Ferry

Ferry

Canoe

Canoe

Speedboat

Speedboat

Subway

Subway

Train

Train

High-speed Rail

High-speed Rail

Railway Bridge

Railway Bridge

Efficient and NDT Measurement for Trains and Ships

With the help of Scantech’s 3D scanners, manufacturers and engineers can examine ships and trains, made in different materials with various characteristics. With optical and non-contact 3D laser scanning, subway body shells, ship hulls, components can be inspected to ensure their high quality. 3D scanning enables operators and engineers to measure parts regularly and efficiently, and compare the 3D model against the original CAD to identify GD&T.

Yacht Design

Yacht Design

With high-accuracy 3D scanners, Scantech can help redesign yachts to keep up with the latest design trends. It won’t be a problem when there is no drawing at hand as 3D scanning can capture the whole geometry of the yacht. When paired with professional 3D software, designers can generate 3D models ready for further design. Thanks to KSCAN-Magic’ built-in photogrammetry and large scanning area as large as 1440 mm * 860 mm, users can precisely measure the ship without accumulating many alignment errors. It takes about 1 hour to complete the scanning of the whole boat.

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Ship Component Inspection

Ship Component Inspection

Scantech provides 3D quality inspection solutions to help manufacturers control the quality of large-scale ship components such as a propeller. With optical tracking 3D scanner TrackScan’s super adaptability to environments and target-free 3D scanning, users can easily scan both bright and dark surfaces and obtained accurate 3D data of workpieces. By comparing it against the original CAD drawings, an intuitive report of the inspection can be obtain to check the quality of components efficiently.

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Subway Body Shell Inspection

Subway Body Shell Inspection

Subway body shell needs to be measured to ensure its whole length and critical parameters such as length and width of doors and windows are within stringent requirements. 3D scanning can capture the complete 3D data of the subway hull and obtain specific values of vital parameters. For example, the measurement results can be used to inspect whether the mounting holes in the windows and doors conform to the standard and to check whether they can be installed successfully. Besides, the data can be stored and serve as a data basis for regular inspection and maintenance.

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Rail Transport Component Inspection

Rail Transport Component Inspection

The improved technology development of rail transport requires the manufacturing of relevant equipment for higher performance. Portable 3D scanners play a crucial role in enhancing product development and quality control of rail transport and shipbuilding components. The components like structural casting for train chassis in these industries are usually large with complex curved surfaces and angles. High-accuracy 3D scanners can conduct on-site measurements, which requires no dedicated labs. This technology also features a fast measurement rate to complete tasks efficiently while not compromising accuracy.

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Quality Control of Railway Prefabricated Bridge Elements

Quality Control of Railway Prefabricated Bridge Elements

Railway prefabricated bridge elements, crucial parts of rail engineering, are directly related to the construction time and quality of railway bridges. These components need to be thoroughly inspected to identify GD&T and deformations. Digital 3D solutions can be used to establish acceptable standards for the bridge elements. With photogrammetry and infrared laser scanning, these large workpieces can be accurately measured quickly. Inspection reports are generated to show whether these elements are qualified.

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Traditional Gauge VS Scantech’s 3D Scanner

Traditional Inspection Gauge

● Complex workflows

● Limited data collection

● Inefficient measurement process

● Require different measurement tools

Scantech’s Handheld 3D Scanner

● Large measurement areas

● Non-destructive inspection

● Precise measurement results

● Efficient measurement processes

● Complete data collection

● On-site measurement

● Comprehensive reports

       
                       

Reverse Engineering

Portable 3D laser scanners can be used for reverse engineering in the rail transport and shipbuilding industry. High-tech 3D scanning enables users to efficiently prototype, test products, and verify design intent by obtaining 3D data of existing products. These data are optimal for creating new railways, subways, boats, and yachts.

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3D Inspection

Precise measurements and inspections of railroad vehicles and boats are the prerequisites for safe journeys. Scantech provides efficient and smooth 3D scanning solutions for metrology-level inspection. The safe operation of rail transport and shipping can be ensured thanks to the accurate measurement results delivered by our 3D scanning technology.

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Product Development

Developing new rail vehicles and ships within limited time period to meet stringent production requirements is challenging. With portable 3D scanners, it is much less difficult to measure complex components to verify designs and record modifications during product development. Scantech’s full-range 3D scanners can help overcome challenges in this industry.

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Automated 3D Measurement

Automated 3D Measurement systems are ideal for measuring parts in batches with large volumes, which can measure everything from a single critical dimension to an array of dimensions. It can benefit manufacturers and engineers by delivering precise and repeatable measurement results. With automated operations, manufacturing and production time can be shortened.

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3D Printing

For shipbuilders and rail transport manufacturers, the use of 3D printing helps to create complex parts while reducing weight and improving strength. Rapid scanning and inspection with high-tech 3D scanners can assist in determining material properties during deformation tests. Thus, manufacturers can select materials that are precisely suited for 3D printing.

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