Aerospace

About Aerospace

Does your system include requirements for in-process geometric validation of critical part characteristics and tooling? Do you need to quickly gather geometric measurement data for tooling and fixtures being used on the production floor, and to be quickly re-qualified? To validate surfaces and trim edges on composite parts? What about drilling and/or assembling critical aircraft components precisely aligned to the specific part or aircraft datum? Want to align and calibrate motions, such as wing flaps, in all 6 degrees of freedom (6Dof)? We can help you achieve these.

Applications

AEROSPACE

The aviation industry is one of the most demanding part of industrial market. Zero tolerance for any errors allows aircraft companies to guarantee safety and comfort. Understanding their demands we offer solutions verifying their strict demands.

  • Quality control and surface inspection
  • Turbine blades inspections
  • Aerodynamics
  • Engine Parts

SAMSUNG

Our scanners dedicated for industry together with Geomagic modules are complex solution for aircraft industry. Such way not only speeds up the work but also allows to downgrade the costs.

Thanks to powerful LED structural light we are able to provide measurement in factory.

High resolution detectors allows to reflect even the most complicated and detailed object.


Read more about practical application:

 

3D scanning technologies at MTU Jet Engine Factory

The geometry of a jet engine is might be impossible to gather using traditional methods. Using structured light 3D scanner it’s the most accurate and complex measurement method. Read more…


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Reinventing the 1950 rotor

SMARTTECH technologies help Ventur Industries to recreate the old airflow systems. Read more…
Scientific Report: Aviation Can Benefit from 3D Scanning

Warsaw University of Technology has conducted a research about application of 3D scanners in aviation. As research shows, aircraft manufacturers can benefit from using optical measurement systems by acquiring new methods to perform measurement, reverse engineering and quality control. Read more…


Aerospace

Aerospace

Does your AS9100 system include requirements for in-process geometric validation of critical part characteristics and tooling? Do you need to quickly gather geometric measurement data for tooling and fixtures being used on the production floor, and to be quickly re-qualified? To validate surfaces and trim edges on composite parts? What about drilling and/or assembling critical aircraft components precisely aligned to the specific part or aircraft datum? Want to align and calibrate motions, such as wing flaps, in all 6 degrees of freedom (6Dof)? We can help you achieve these.
Metronor systems provide complete Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) capabilities anywhere you need them, with complete setup in minutes. For example, measurements can be performed on moving parts, such as a fuselage that is being worked on. Or you can effectively measure as-built conditions such as a door opening, and then use this data to perform reverse engineering of a mating part for perfect fitting.

 

aerospace_7MEASURE HIDDEN FEATURES AND POINTS THAT CAN’T BE REACHED
Our systems have the ability to measure features and points that are hidden and can’t be reached with other portable measurement systems (like laser trackers and articulated arms) without device repositioning. This provides a significant benefit in terms of cost savings and accuracy, adding substantial value to your product and setting yourself ahead of your competitors.

 

jig-less assemblyMEASURE MULTIPLE POINTS AT THE SAME TIME
Competitive measuring systems are limited by the fact that they can only measure one point at a time. Metronor has the unique ability to measure multiple points at precisely the same moment in time. Because of this unique ability, you can detect deflection, relative movement, repeatability, and precise angular orientations. This also provides the ability to perform jig-less assembly of two critical parts or subassemblies relative to each other.

 

aerospace_5FAST SET-UP, NO WARM-UP TIME, EASY USAGE
Additional advantages of Metronor’s systems for the aerospace industry include: fast set-up of the cameras, no warm-up time, and stress-free use of the Lightpen for a wide range of probing. No repositioning and subsequent loss of accuracy is usually required (leap-frogging). No stickers are needed, no deep knowledge of photogrammetry required.


Messier Bugatti Dowty

(SAFRAN group)

World leader in aircraft landing and braking systems, Messier Bugatti Dowty works with Kreon Zephyr and Zephyr II scanners to inspect landing gear parts.

At Bidos (Oloron Sainte Marie, France) and Queretaro (Mexico) plants, Kreon scanners are used to control main parts (for ex. truck beams) of the landing gear. The Kreon scanners are interfaced with measuring arms, allowing the inspection in a workshop, but also with driven CMMs, for automatic measurement.

Messier-Bugatti plane

Avion rafale - Dassault Aviation

Dassault aviation

Dassault Aviation is one of the major companies in the worldwide aerospace industry.

Dassault company uses Kreon scanners on several sites to control areas outside and inside the fuselage of military aircrafts or business jets (Falcon). Kreon scanners with measurement arms and software help in product development. In addition they are used for quality control of complete assemblies, due to the extremely high accuracy.

Airbus

By using Kreon Technologies and Dufieux Industries (manufacturer of special machines for the aeronautics industries) Airbus company has set up self-adaptive machining systems in production.

The final goal was to machine the massive sheet metal parts of the Airbus A380 fuselage. The sheet metal parts may be deformed during the process so it is necessary to measure the distortion in order to correct the machining toolpath in real time.Due to the integration of the Kreon technology directly inside the machine, it becomes possible to drive the whole system by a programmable logic controller.

Airbus A380