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3D scanning for inspection and reverse engineering

Matrix approached MSL because they wanted to offer a 3D scanning service for inspection and reverse engineering across a wide range of industries. The applications could be based either in house, on site or even offshore.

Some of the applications could include large fabrications that need inspecting for alignment or quality assurance, such as turbine blades and subsea clamps down to smaller components like valves, clamps and pipe fittings.

Matrix previously used standard measuring equipment for validation and photogrammetry, pit gauges for NDT work and Bosch laser line measures for distance and profile gauges. They were then drawing the damage/surface profile on paper and analysing the remaining wall thickness to allow for fitness for service.

They wanted to find a more efficient and repeatable way of working by replacing their existing analogue systems and the ability to provide digital data files to reverse engineer. This would then enable them to inspect back from them in the form of heat maps and cross sections, providing the ability to recreate models and components of existing parts.

Find out more about how MSL helped them achieve this and how they are now changing the way they work in house, on-site and off-shore.

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