3D Engineering Solutions was recently hired to re-engineer military aircraft components, including parts for large helicopters and jets.
At 3D Engineering, we are ecstatic about our latest long range laser scanning and digital mapping project. As part of our BIM services, we employed long range laser scanning and digital mapping to capture exact position and orientation of each stone of an historical church building being relocated more than 1,000 miles from Middletown, Ohio to Bee Cave, Texas.
As part of our ISO 17025 quality inspection services at 3D Engineering Solutions, we now provide color mapping technology for first article inspection of cast parts, a service many other engineering firms still do not offer. Color mapping provides qualitative illustrations that show the difference between a scanned object and its nominal design. We provide different types of analysis for our customers, giving them both quantitative and qualitative data. This saves time and money in the qualification process and makes it easier for our clients to get parts to their customers.
3D Engineering Solutions received International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the United States Department of State, enabling the company to provide its engineering services to the government and other companies working with government equipment and data.
We recently finished a project here at 3D Engineering that used scanning technology to verify the accuracy of plastic injection molded refrigerator parts. In one sense, this is nothing unusual; we frequently using scanning to verify part accuracy. Most companies, however, still use a fixed based Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to conduct part verification. CMM technology captures hundreds of data points, but scanning collects millions of data points, allowing us to gain much greater qualitative and quantitative information. Because we have the equipment and the knowledge to implement scanning, we now use this leading metrology technology for most inspection projects, including First Article Inspections (FAIs) and Production Part Approval Processes (PPAPs).
Using long range laser scanning, 3 software platforms and Building Information Modeling (BIM), a team of our engineers at 3D Engineering Solutions created a clash detection simulation that highlighted interferences preventing replacement turbines from entering a Fortune 100 coal-fired power plant. After our team calculated interferences, workers were able to cut away concrete from a plant door and shift two sections of high-power conduits measuring 2-feet in diameter. Riggers then moved in massive turbines, with only 4-inches of clearance on either side of the turbine crate.