SHIP MAINTENANCE WITH 3D SCANNER FREESCAN UE

Shining3D FreeScan UE is the best solution for the repair of internal components of the ship. Due to the large size of the equipment and part characteristics, which are usually custom-developed, the quick replication of required workpieces and acceleration of maintenance process has been an issue the industry is confronted with on a regular basis. Using FreeScan UE, this process is much easier and a lot faster.

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Taking the example of the dock water pump, let’s explore how this challenge could be faced precisely and efficiently by means of 3D digital technology. Engineers used FreeScan UE to scan the entire dock water pump.

Dock water pump in need of repair: the main part of the maintenance task is to create an exact copy of the original part, using 3D scanner FreeScan UE.

TRADITIONAL METHODS OF SHIP MAINTENANCE

1 . Due to its high conductivity requirement, the dock water pump is large and has a curved structure. One traditional approach includes the manual measurement of the pump and digital modeling based on the measurement results. The workload is not only huge, but the digital duplicate also can´t be replicated precisely.

2. Another common method is taking two-dimensional photos and using these as a basis to model the parts digitally. This method, too, is prone to errors and does not guarantee the creation of a precise and reliable digital replica.

SHIP PARTS MEASURING WITH 3D METROLOGY, USING FREESCAN UE

A high-precision laser 3D scanner like the FreeScan UE can help quickly scan the dock water pump and create an authentic digital copy of the object. Thanks to the relatively regular shape of the pump, the data acquisition process is fast and easy and a complete CAD model can be quickly reversed with high accuracy. FreeScan UE did a great job!

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3D scanning: 20 minutes

Reverse engineering: 1 hour

Within an hour and a half, the complete and accurate CAD model data can be obtained.

CAD model črpalke po skeniranju s FreeScan UE

Screenshot of the data after completion of the reverse design process.

In today’s digital high-speed development processes, access to complete 3D data is crucial for the repair and inspection of components. Having this data at hand is the key to an effective digital manufacturing workflow.

KEY ADVANTAGES OF THE FREESCAN UE FOR THIS WORKFLOW INCLUDE:

HIGH PRECISION

Measurement-level accuracy of 0.02mm, repeatable accuracy, and stability to obtain accurate data for reverse design and inspection.

SMALL AND FLEXIBLE

It weighs only 750g, can be freely rotated inside the workpiece, and is light enough to obtain complete object data at a fast pace.

FAST SCANNING

It can capture a large field, and a scanning speed of up to 1.02 million dots per second allows for incredibly fast 3D data retrieval.