NVision Handheld Scanner Helps Keep USAF Planes Combat Ready
NVision, reverse engineering, reverse engineering services, reverse engineering equipment, reverse engineering scanners, reverse engineering software, scanners, 3d laser scanners, 3d non-contact scanners, 3d laser scanning, 3d scan, 3d scanner, 3d scanning, inspection systems, 3d inspection, inspection services, inspection services 3d, inspection software, inspection system, inspection systems 3d inspection systems, non-contact laser scanning software, laser scanning systems 3d, lasers 3d, inspection lasers 3d, scanning digitizing reverse engineering
inspection services, inspection design, inspection healthcare, 3d laser scanning, 3d laser scanner, 3d scanning, 3d scan, reverse engineer, reverse engineering, laser inspection, request a quote
817.416.8006 3d laser inspection, 3d laser scanning, 3d laser scanner, 3d laser scan, reverse engineering, reverse engineer, cad model, cad modeling, nvision 3d scanning, return to nvision3d.com home page
 

NVision's Handheld Scanner Helps Keep USAF Planes Combat Ready

 

NVision Scanning Helps USAF Combat Readiness, handheld 3d scanner, handheld laser scanner(January 12, 2011) – Engineers and machinists at several United States Air Force (USAF) bases are now using NVision’s HandHeld laser scanner to reverse engineer complex aircraft parts, which are then machined to the highest level of accuracy and installed, maintaining USAF planes in peak working condition.


Reverse engineering is often required for aircraft that were originally designed without computer aided design systems (CAD) and for which even blueprints can be very difficult to obtain.


“The HandHeld Scanner is ideal for the diverse range of components that the USAF needs to reverse engineer,” said Steve Kersen, NVision’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It’s portable and capable of capturing 3D geometry from objects of virtually any size – from the exterior of an aircraft to extremely small parts such as an angle of attack sensor.”

The HandHeld Scanner is attached to a mechanical arm that moves about the object, freeing the user to capture data rapidly and with a high degree of resolution. The mechanical arm keeps track of the scanner's location so all data is collected within the same coordinate system. As a part is inspected, the scanner generates a point cloud consisting of millions points each with x,y,z coordinates and i,j,k vectors. Integrated software that comes with the scanner is used to convert the point cloud to an STL polygon and an optional tripod provides complete portability in the field. Intuitive software allows real-time rendering, full model editing, polygon reduction, and data output to all standard 3D packages.


NVision begins its work with each USAF base by first creating an extensive training program tailored to the individual needs of that base. The program is designed to provide USAF personnel with the opportunity to piece the portable CMM and laser together, calibrate it to a level of superior accuracy, and use the laser to scan individual parts in their shop as well as on the aircraft itself.


Once the aircraft parts are scanned with the HandHeld Scanner, the USAF machinists learn how to manipulate the data and create an STL file to open in the scanner’s Reverse Engineering software. They then learn the basic tool sets of the Reverse Engineering software through the use of tutorials and one-on-one training with the NVision trainer. After a week of intense training in the software the USAF machinists are able to reproduce and modify parts for their aircraft in an accurate and timely manner.


“We are very pleased that these bases chose NVision’s technology and training to be part of their reverse engineering program,” said Kersen. “We look forward to having the opportunity to work with additional USAF bases in the future.”




 

Quick navigation links:

About NVision, Inc. | Reverse Engineering and Inspection | 3D Laser Scanning | Reverse Engineering Contract Services | Success Stories | Latest News | Contact Us

 

 

 

Contents of this site - 2005-2013 - NVision Inc. - all rights reserved

Internet site development:
Copyright 2013 Medingenuity

3d laser scanner, 3d laser scan, 3d laser scanning, reverse engineering, laser scanning, cad modeling, ct scanning services, social media, nvision 3d

NVISION, INC. 577 Commerce Street, Suite 100, Southlake, TX 817.416.8006 Ph 817.416.8008 Fax

3d laser scanning, 3d laser scan, 3d laser scanner, reverse engineering, non contact scanner, non-contact scanner, laser inspection, 3d inspection, inspection of parts, computer inspection
3d laser scanning, reverse engineering, technology, reverse engineer, healthcare industry, blog 3d laser scanning, reverse engineering, technology, reverse engineer, healthcare industry, youtube 3d laser scanning, reverse engineering, technology, reverse engineer, healthcare industry, flicker 3d laser scanning, reverse engineering, technology, reverse engineer, healthcare industry, facebook 3d laser scanning, reverse engineering, technology, reverse engineer, healthcare industry, twitter