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 Construction and Mechanical Engineering

The possible uses of 3D metrology in the field of construction and mechanical engineering are nearly inexhaustible: the installation of a new facility, the setting out of a layout  or the maintenance of an existing facility to mention just a few. In the field of mechanical engineering it is not only necessary to control the individual product; the production machine itself must also be tested, serviced, controlled and adjusted.

 

Precast Concrete Components

The production of precast concrete components is experiencing rapid development and with it comes increasing demands for load carrying capacity, torsional stiffness, stability, form accuracy and surface quality. It is not only tunnel and rail construction that operates with precisely manufactured components such as concrete pipes, tubbing segments and track supports. The use of precast concrete components has allowed new standards to be set in the sectors of bridge construction and structural engineering. The boundaries for the shape and geometry of prefabricated components are being pushed ever further.

It is therefore of utmost important to control the geometric accuracy of these complex components in order to verify the static load carrying capacity. This verification plays an especially important role for the functionability of the construction. Therefore controlling the form accuracy and surface quality of precast concrete components is of utmost important.

 

Energy and Hydropower

Rising demand for energy, alternative energy and renewable energy are phrases that are heard on a daily basis. We assist energy providers with our mobile 3D metrology in a variety of ways. For example, during the construction of a power station the new turbines will be exactly positioned. The hubs and rotor blades of new wind farms will be precisely checked in the factory and then on site the blades will be exactly positioned in relation to one another in order to achieve the required level of efficiency. Through this work process the research into the causes of performance loss is accelerated and the downtime caused by time-consuming repair work is reduced considerably.

 

Aerospace

The development of the aerospace industry and the increase in transport capacity whilst simultaneously attempting to reduce running costs (in particular fuel costs) creates a continuously rising demand on the materials used and production processes. Through the use of 3D metrology it is possible for the entire construction process – from development to assembly – to be observed and documented. The resulting reduction of waste production is not only a welcome side effect but also a vital factor in the financial success of any project.

With our mobile 3D metrology system we are also able to create a significant database for the development and construction of level D airplane simulators. This entails rapid data capture as the “living objects” are usually only available for short periods of time. The use of our equipment enables complete data capture in a short time frame.

Tool and Mould Construction

After completion newly developed tools and injection moulds are fully surveyed and compared with the design drawing. This enables possible manufacturing errors to be identified at an early stage and prevents waste production. The quality of the finished tool or mould guarantees the quality of your product.