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Even the most challenging environments, such as boat and aircraft interiors, can be scanned to capture data so retrofits are completed quickly. Laser scanning offers marine engineers a way to ensure their vessels are built and modified correctly and safely the first time, saving them time and money.
Let's explore the benefits of using 3D laser scanning in the marine and aviation industry.
When boats or aircraft need immediate repair, it's crucial to save time and money. That's why we provide precise results and a quick turnaround for commercial vessels so you can keep repair timelines on schedule. We service tug boats and ferries that are damaged or in need of new-regulation retrofits.
Whether you're a seasoned professional when it comes to laser scanning, or still learning the ropes, you know that every detail counts. Minor mistakes in one discipline can have a significant effect on staff and material expenses and can even delay the entire building process resulting in additional costs. A 3D scan can capture every detailed measurement of a vessel's surface in a fraction of the time it would take to measure using conventional tools. The scan is easily imported into the designer's CAD software for modeling scenarios. That same scan can be provided to a company that may be building replacement parts for the vessel that are custom to its shape.
Before 3D laser scanning, you likely had to take pictures of the inside of a ship and do a visual walk around to collect the data needed for retrofits. Thankfully those days are long gone, and we can now capture the data we need in minutes. This information can be used years down the road for the next refurbishment. The hull and keel can also be scanned for rust and corrosion, damages, as well as hogging, sagging, straightness, and twist in the hull geometry.
When it comes to which 3D scan tool is the best for the job, the good news is, you have options. Almost all of our 3D scan tools can be used inside a vessel.
Get to know our favorite scanning tools:
Datum Tech Solutions offers the following services to the marine and aviation industry:
To talk more about our experience, contact us today.