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Aerospace Applications

Supplier: 3D Spatial (Lester Franks)
20 February, 2009


The accurate measurement of large parts can be problematic due to the nature of the dimensions involved. As a result, Laser Trackers are commonly used throughout the aerospace industries due to their flexibility and high precision measurements.


A number of applications exist within the aerospace industry for reverse engineering of components. Typically this process is required where modifications are required to be made to older aircraft and no accurate dimensional information exists for the required component


Turbine blades have been measured traditionally with a contact probing system on a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine. Utilising laser scanning, a number of benefits can be realised such as capturing complete surface geometry for an in-depth analysis. Measure blade profiles quickly and accurately and extract standard airfoil measurements such as Leading and Trailing Edge Radii, Camber Line, Chord Length among others.

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