3D Scanning Helps Lower Airplane Drag

0000 3D Scanning used by NASA to lower drag on 757 fairings Fairings A fairing is a cover on the exterior of an airplane designed to reduce drag. Examples of fairings are covers for engine cowlings, fin and rudder tips, landing gear junctions, and fillets between the fuselage and wing.NASA acquired a Boeing 757 to use for aeronautical research. Part of the research was to address streamlining the airplane’s fairings to lower form drag. Fairing prototypes were to be made for testing using …

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Turbine Blades

0000Case Study: 3D Scanning Enables Capture of Turbine Blade Contract A turbine blade manufacturer proposed supplying blades for a prospects turboprop engine. They believed they had a competitive advantage with a lower cost. The prospect gave the turbine blade manufacturer a set of five unique blades and asked for a bid with samples. Turboprop Engine The Problem: No CAD data was available for the turbine blades A turbine blade manufacturer proposed supplying blades for a prospects …

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Arrival 3D Scanning Expedites Construction Time For New Trampoline Park

0000Altitude Trampoline Leaps Over Design Challenges With Arrival 3D Scanning “Without a 3D scan, traditional methods would’ve taken too long and cost too much.” — Matt Spencer (Altitude Trampoline owner) Altitude Trampoline Park is the world’s fastest growing trampoline park company, with locations opening in cities over three separate continents. Altitude caters to all ages with parties, trampoline dodgeball and even fitness classes. The company needed a solution for one of the …

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3D Scanning for free | DIY 3D scanning

0000DIY 3D Scanning is here! 3D Scanning DIY kits can be bought on ebay for under $200. If accuracy, quality and turnaround time are not important, DIY scanning may be an option for you. A 3D laser scanner DIY kit can be a lot of fun to put together and a great learning experience, especially when built in combo with a DIY 3D printer. With the right attitude and a lot of patience, it is even possible to do 3D Scanning for free. There are several free tools available that utilize a common …

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Arrival 3D scans the Oklahoma Capitol

0000 Preserving the heritage of a great building Oklahoma’s State Capitol is undergoing a complete overhaul. The work began last year and expected to last 6 years with a budget of over 100 million dollars. Arrival 3D was selected to perform 3D Scanning of the interior for use in BIM modeling software such as Autodesk Revit. We spent over two weeks and scanned mainly the attic and the basement, but also did some scans in the main hallways. The building is stunning with its beauty inside, …

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