Creaform Launches Handyscan Aeropack for Aerospace Industry

Solution suite designed for needs of aircraft manufacturers and maintenance, repair and operations companies.

Solution suite designed for needs of aircraft manufacturers and maintenance, repair and operations companies.

Creaform, company in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, has released HandySCAN Aeropack, a 3D scanning solution suite that addresses the specific challenges of aircraft quality control, such as assessing damage from hailstorms or aircraft incidents as well as flap and spoiler inspections. The HandySCAN Aeropack can also be used for reverse engineering, maintenance and repair operations, and designing hard-to-acquire spare parts.

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The HandySCAN AEROPACK solution includes:

  • HandySCAN 3DTM: The aerospace metrology-grade, portable 3D scanner designed to acquire accurate, repeatable and reliable measurements with both complex surfaces and parts of all sizes
  • SmartDENT 3DTM: An aircraft surface inspection software for assessing aircraft flaps, spoilers, fuselage, etc.
  • VXinspectTM: A dimensional inspection software module for quality control workflows and inspection reports
  • VXmodelTM: A post-treatment software module to finalize and further process 3D scan data in any CAD solution

HandySCAN Aeropack reduces user impact on measurement results and accelerating generation time for final reports or CAD designs, according to the company. 

HandySCAN 3D is listed in the Airbus Technical Equipment Manual, which is referenced in its Structure Repair Manual. It is also part of Boeing’s Service Letter, meaning it can be used for recording physical attributes of aircraft dents of all Boeing commercial airplanes.

“The aerospace industry is facing increasing challenges due to manufacturers’ accelerated innovation, stricter regulatory standards, heightened concerns for passenger safety, mounting costs of grounded aircraft, and profitability targets,” says Jérôme-Alexandre Lavoie, product manager at Creaform. “Because the HandySCAN AEROPACK package was developed with these challenges in mind, aircraft and MRO companies can tackle them head on with our solution suite.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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