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DIGITIZATION OF PIPELINES
The project – currently under development – focuses on the automated recording of installed pipes in ship engine rooms. Due to the innovative method of digitization of pipe geometry, this approach revolutionizes the sector by offering a digital twin of ship engine rooms.
Automatic Camera Crane
This multifunctional camera crane is fully automatic, remote controllable via tablet and can be mounted on any vehicle. This project displays how the requirement for user-friendliness can be combined with a highly technical product specification.
This full-size prototype presents an authentic copy of the original and includes functional ‘Plug & Play’ interfaces for electrical equipment such as ovens, microwaves and freezers.
This approach demonstrates a holistic and full-on sustainable concept of how to revolutionize engineering, design and manufacturing of conventionally built prototypes in the existing industry.
GAS COMPRESSOR REVERSE ENGINEERING
This gas compressor had no drawings available. A replacement appeared at first to be difficult. However, by scanning the compressor and transferring the data to specialized software, we can now produce this item multiple times and ensure that the quality of the copies.
ALTIMETRY CRUISE “AIDA”
A complete set of altitude measurements were taken of the cruise ship AIDA. The use of 3D scanners ensured outstanding accuracy and detailed results within a matter of days.
Real estate scanning
The scan of a complete furniture store enables a 3D visualization of building characteristics as well as the reconstruction and development of floor plans and facades.
Renovation of an old farmhouse
A 150-year-old farmhouse underwent a complete renovation of the interior and exterior. Because no drawings were available and the house was rebuilt several times, a 3D survey was taken. The complete plot was also recorded for possible further constructions.
Digitization of a compressor
Verification of Pipe Flange Positioning
For a pipe exchange, the flange hole positioning and flange orientation are particularly important. In order to verify that the pipe corresponds to the 3D data, a false color analysis was conducted.
Bracket with Dimensional Deviations
This bracket was constantly manufactured with discrepancies to its dimensional specifications. By scanning the bracket multiple times we identified a deviation trend. A modification of the design was proposed, resulting in an accurate, stable, and repeatable product.
PARAMETRIC REVERSE ENGINEERING FOR AERODYNAMICS
3D MODEL OF A BALLAST WATER TANK FOR THE CORRECTION OF TRIM TABLES
Ballast water tanks on ships make an essential contribution to floating stability. We were called to help on calculating the filling level and ballast weight.
With our 3D-scanning equipment, we measured the tank from the inside, which extended over 3 floors. Based on this we were able to create a 3D volume model of the tank and simulate different filling levels.
The big advantage of this measurement and simulation is that the tank does not have to be physically aligned for different trim angles or inclination angles.
3D SCANNING OF PIPES ON SHIPS FOR MANUFACTURING REPLACEMENT PARTS
Many pipes on ships have to be replaced in the course of the product life cycle. Here, too, 3D surveying offers a solution for creating an accurate image of the pipes, which can then be used as a basis for manufacturing new ones.
In this context, we were called to generate 3D models of defective pipes for replacement part production. Especially the position and orientation of the flanges and its holes was of high importance.
The challenges in this project were to capture sufficient surface area of the pipe envelope, as the pipes were located tightly between other pipes at the lowest point in the engine room.
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