Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D metrology-grade 3D laser scanner can now be used for recording physical attributes of aircraft dents and blends on all models of Boeing commercial airplanes.
In a service letter released by Boeing on the guidance on use of 3D scanners for measuring dents and blends on airplanes, the SmartDENT 3D solution and the HandySCAN 3D scanner were used in the process of guiding Boeing’s quality requirements.
The SmartDENT 3D is 80 times faster than the pit gauge technique. It is the fastest and most reliable aircraft surface damage inspection tool available on the market; accurate to 0.025mm; and has a resolution of up to 0.1mm with high repeatability and traceable certificate. Weighing less than a kilo, the handheld scanner is the perfect tool for work in hangars or directly outdoors. Users can easily perform 3D surface inspection of any part of an aircraft on which they would use manual techniques—including on and under wings.
In addition to complying with Boeing’s service letter, Creaform HandySCAN 3D scanners are listed in the Airbus Technical Equipment Manual, which is referenced in its Structure Repair Manual.
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