3D Scanning Information for Aerospace/ Aircraft, Structural, Electrical Engineers and Designers

Do you have difficult, time consuming efforts measuring subjects for engineering and design efforts on your aircraft?  Our services can provide solutions to these problems.  We do this through state-of-the-art 3D scanning.  Our scanning techniques produce highly accurate results compared to traditional methods saving you both time and money.

Why you need Aeroscan’s 3D scanning services:

  • Contour / aerodynamics measurement
  • Reverse engineering – assemblies, engine bays, nacelles, cabins
  • Prototyping – tooling, product design
  • Capturing aftermarket equipment less drawings that need to be mounted, installed or designed around.
  • Confined space interference reference.

Visit the Applications page for additional project types that benefit from 3D scanning.

Technical details & benefits of Aeroscan’s portable 3D laser scanning:

Versatile: Virtually limitless object type 3D scanning-  No matter the part size, complexity, material or finish.
Metrology-grade measurements: *Accuracy of up to 0.002 in. (0.030 mm), Resolution of up to 0.002 in (0.050 mm), high repeatability and traceable certificate.
*Accuracy dimensions within the scan data only
Stand-alone device: No external positioning system, no arms, no tripod or fixture.  Easy access to confined spaces.
No rigid setup required: The part and scanner can be moved freely during scanning.  Available on site or in-house.
Automatic mesh output: Model generation, right as you complete acquisition for real-time visualization of what is scanned.
Calibration: The scanner is calibrated as often as necessary.  Factory verified calibration tools are provided with the scanner and are performed before each new scanning session.
Measurement speed: 480,000 measurements per second
File output formats: .dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr
Compatible software: 3D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions), InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks), Dassault (CATIA V5 and SolidWorks), PTC (Pro/ENGINEER), Siemens (NX and Solid Edge), Autodesk (Inventor, Alias, 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage).