GTMA supplier Physical Digital's work in
the aerospace sector ranges from scanning individual components to providing
long-term project support for design,
development, pre-production, production,
inspection and service.
Its team recently returned to Sywell
Aerodrome to work on a specific aircraft project. The company has worked at Sywell
before, and this time was scanning two Piper
KingAir aircraft for 2Excel Aviation, which
provides bespoke aviation solutions, operates a developmental test and evaluation
unit, and works with leading-edge research
and development into airborne systems.
The latest project for Physical Digital
required accurate measurement and data
that is used for the design of external components for the aircraft.
these components are then tested using
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to
ensure the aircraft is safe to fly.
"This is typical of a Physical Digital aerospace
project," said MD Tim Rapley.
"We often follow a process from
early stages to final inspection
to help our clients be completely confident about the performance
of the components or
structures they produce."
3D scanning offers companies
like 2Excel a range of opportunities to verify,
precisely model and
In this case, the scans and data produced
will also be used to verify the integrity
between two identical airframes, allowing
2Excel to investigate and document any
anomalies for future building and repair work.
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PHYSICAL DIGITAL SCANS
HELP AIRCRAFT COMPONENT DESIGN
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supplier to aerospace often becomes involved in
projects at the early stages.