3D Scanning Solves Helicopter's Critical Manufacturing Problem
Problem: Costly delays in production
The manufacturer needed to switch production of the helicopter’s cabin to another plant.
A set of templates is used to assemble the helicopter. Five hundred templates in all and there was only one set. No documentation existed on the templates design. Templates ranged in size from four inches to four feet.
The goal was to make the switch without an interruption of production. A second set of templates was required.
Current process was to create a set of CAD template models would cause months of production delay with a cost of a half million dollars. =