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Aligning Large Objects to Gravity

The requirement to align objects to Gravity (Level and Plumb) in Large Volume Metrology is common, large Aerospace Tooling, Machines, foundations and structures must all be levelled to Gravity to ensure proper function.Aerospace Tooling StructuresWhen working on large floor mounted Tooling structures it is common to use gravity in the form of Level and Plumb to maintain the basic configuration of the Tool as gravity is a constant in every environment. This is particularly important when these large tooling structures are comprised of multiple base components as can be found in factories that build large aircraft components. While smaller tools can be simply h...

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Reverse Engineering and 3D Printing: A Practical Solution

by Sean Lennard, Product Manager from Verisurf Software Inc.A contract manufacturer routinely reverse engineers and 3D prints prototypes of aerospace legacy parts for more confident production. Roc-Aire stands out as a “can do” contract manufacturer for aerospace parts known for solving problems and overcoming obstacles. “We strategize with our customers on engineering, materials and processes to make sure the parts we are producing are as good as, if not better than the originals,” says General Manager Jason Collins. This strategy includes using reverse engineering and 3D printing to improve the company’s engineering and build processes and ...

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MTT students inspecting parts using Verisurf software

Mar 16, 2016 Saturday morning, MTT168 students were laser tracking an aerospace part to learn advanced aspects of the Verisurf software. The API laser tracker on the picture was obtained from enhancement funds provided by the chancellors office of the California community colleges.Photo: Ayaz Patel, aerospace machinist was being instructed by Curtis Husted, tooling metrology specialist and part-time instructor at Cerritos College....

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Verisurf Reverse Engineering Keeps B-52s Flying

Mission Support Inc. has pioneered the combination of sheet metal fabrication and modern computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) dimensioning technology for improved production capabilities. They have also been leaders and innovators in the implementation of real-time CAD/CAM digital inspection of U.S. Air Force legacy aircraft components. As a depot-level overhaul service provider for the Department of Defense and some of the major commercial aerospace companies, Mission Support has been engaged in the repair, overhaul, and manufacture of aircraft subassemblies since 1990, including airframe structural components, flight controls and th...

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Advanced Integration Technology

AIT is a leading industrial automation company specializing in aerospace manufacturing solutions. Their customer list reads like a who’s who of the aerospace industry, including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, British Aerospace, CASA, EADS, EDO Corp., Embraer, Fairchild, Dornier, Global Aeronautica, Hawker Beechcraft, Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Northrop Grumman, Spirit AeroSystems, and Triumph Aerostructures – just to name a few. AIT’s Chesterfield Twp, Michigan, facility is tasked with design and fabrication of autoclave mold tooling and assembly jigs used by tier-one aerospace manufacturers. To maintain high precisio...

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