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Drone used for aircraft automated inspection

Thursday 7th November, 2019

Aircraft maintenance provider AAR is the first company in America to use French company’s Donecle’s inspection drone to help improve efficiencies when inspecting its fleet. AAR is trialling automated drone technology to inspect the surface of the aircraft for damage and wear. The drone can inspect and oversee the surface of a Boeing 737 in […]

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Rolls-Royce engine inspection solution

Monday 16th September, 2019

Rolls-Royce has presented a range of robotic inspection solutions at the Farnborough Airshow, which could drastically change the way they inspect and maintain engines. Each project is in varying stages of development but all could reduce the time spent on manual inspection and improve efficiencies. One project that Rolls-Royce is developing alongside Harvard University is […]

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Handheld 3D scanner used to speed up aircraft defect inspection

Tuesday 11th June, 2019

Creaform has announced that its HandySCAN 3D laser scanner can now be used for recording blends, defects and dents in all models of Boeing commercial aircraft. A service letter with guidance has been released by Boeing, explaining how to use the 3D scanners to measure dents and blends on aeroplanes. The SmartDENT 3D solution and […]

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Machine vision technology improves efficiency within the rail industry

Friday 26th April, 2019

  Trains require regular maintenance to ensure safety and to minimise wear and tear. Traditionally, manual inspection would be required to inspect the roof, but this is a time-consuming process. The process is arduous and requires the qualified technician to cover over 200 meters of the roof surface, while the train and overhead lines are […]

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Review defects in real-time

Monday 8th April, 2019

In today’s highly competitive global market being able to review defects digitally will help you to make key decisions in real-time. The virtual cutting plan generated by Shelton’s WebSPECTOR system helps you get the most from each run. The commercial review of the defects takes place at the WebREVIEW station by the operator. The WebREVIEW […]

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