Andrew Williams finds that 3D scanning systems that can pinpoint dents and imperfections on aircraft body panels are being welcomed by aviation businesses to replace manual inspection. The aviation industry demands a high-quality surface finish of body panels and other parts, not just for aesthetics, but also for a number of technical reasons. Examples include how rivet heads are flush to the surface to keep rivet indentations in the outer skin of an aircraft as small as possible. Although inspectors are often able to see a large proportion of surface defects, such visual evaluation is often subjective and depends heavily on individual capability.
Imaging and machine vision europe | 24.04.2018 |