Re: Scanning an aircraft

From: Greg Pettengill (
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 23:58:05 EEST

Hi Wayne,
In these situations I usually do essentially the same thing that your dentist does when he takes an impression of your upper teeth. This would appear as being consistent with your intent to use plaster castings.
Please give me a call if I can be of assistance.

Best Regards
Greg Pettengill
Cote' Art & Engineering
602 254-8203

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Subject: Scanning an aircraft

> Hi everyone,
> We have a project where we need to get 3D data of an aircrafts surface in
> specific, small areas. Our intent is to plaster cast the surfaces and then
> have them laser scanned for CAD use. Works great on the top facing
> surfaces, but gravity is working against us in the down facing surfaces. We
> have considered laser scanning the aircraft itself, but this requires a
> steady, stationary structure to be built because some of these surfaces are
> quite high off the ground. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we
> can take castings of these surfaces or scan them directly off the aircraft?
> Thanks,
> Wayne Foss
> Materials & Process Engineer
> Rockwell Collins, Inc.
> Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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