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The Engineer’s Guide to Aerospace Engineering

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In the aerospace and defense industries, the reliability and safety of your components are critical. The consequences of any defect, regardless of its scale, can be far-reaching, leading to costly recalls, compromised missions, and potential risks to human lives. Stringent regulatory requirements are commonplace.

The aerospace and defense sector faces an array of challenges. Whether they are cast, forged, machined, or even 3D printed, aerospace components are subject to rigorous inspection to guarantee their performance and safety.

Industrial computing technology (CT) scanning is a faster, less expensive, and more precise solution compared to destructive or other scanning technologies. CT scanning can be used to detect defects and errors from the machining process, such as burrs, incorrect tool offsets, tool wear, and hidden deformations.

However, the process doesn't stop at defect detection. When original engineering drawings are scarce or outdated, advanced CT scanning systems provide an innovative solution by generating digital twins — virtual replicas of the original components. These digital twins not only enhance the ability to identify defects but also breathe new life into engineering programs, bridging the gap between the past and the present, and ensuring quality and safety remain uncompromised in aerospace and defense manufacturing.

Download this guide to learn more about:

  • The common causes behind aerospace defects
  • How industrial CT scanning accurately diagnoses defects without prototype destruction
  • Industrial CT’s ability to recreate original component designs for further innovation

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