Quality & Inspection Services

2D or 3D, whatever your needs are, we will cater for them with our extensive range of analysis tools

What Challenges Can We Help You To Overcome? 

T3DMC are specialists in utilising 3D scanning data for quality & inspection and we can rapidly analyse your parts for quality control purposes using our extensive range of industry-leading software.

We can help with:

  • Reporting for first article inspection
    • Inspection back to a technical drawing based on datum driven section views
    • Full surface 3D colour plots of component deviation to CAD geometry
  • Understanding the influence of a datum system for your component using multiple alignments such as global best fit to understand how the datum features are performing
  • Point based inspection to verify measurements back to a CMM
  • Surface defect analysis to better understand the effect of a manufacturing process or wear and tear of a component during use
  • Increase overall process safety with a fully automated inspection process and full traceability

2D Inspection

Comprehensive analysis of 2D drawing sectional features using 3D data including; distances, angles and GD&T

3D Inspection

Full surface analysis including: surface defects, advanced GD&T using colour plots and nominal to actual comparison

Airfoil Inspection

Extensive analysis of airfoils and turbine blades including: profile mean line, profile centroid and profile thickness.

Trend & SPC Analysis

Full field evaluation of multiple parts for statistical analysis including: Range, Sigma, Cp, Cpk, PP, and Ppk.

Our team of engineers will work with you to achieve the desired result.

Whether its inspection to drawing for a single component or a in-depth analysis against CAD for a full batch of manufactured components, we have the the metrology equipment and experience to deliver results to the highest levels of accuracy, both quickly and reliably.

The use of 3D data allows us to easily create datum systems that accurately construct section cuts as per a customers technical requirement.  These sectional views are then used to call out precise dimensional inspections exactly as they appear on the drawing.

3D inspection techniques allow us to fully utilise the power of 3D data.  Using full surface data allows us to inspect and understand complex 3D shapes with ease.   Surface deviation analysis, surface profile mapping and other complex GD&T can all be reported using easy to understand colour plots across the entire surface of a component or assembly.

Our advanced measurement capabilities allow us to accurately create a ‘digital twin’ of an aircraft part.  Combining this 3D data with software which has specific inspections for the aerospace industry we are able to produce thorough inspection of turbine blades, fan blades and blisks throughout their life cycle.   The list of inspection capabilities is extensive but single-section analysis includes; chord (axial, aerodynamic or bi-tangential), profile thickness, tolerance zones, profile form and position, leading and trailing edge points, camber line, profile centroid and for 3D full surface data analysis include; 3D defect detection and classification (casting residue, wear & tear, impacts), profile form & position, 3D view of stacking axis and throat area (multi blade components).  All this data can be used to adapt the manufacturing process (CNC or laser).

In addition to this T3DMC have developed custom workflows to capture internals through a combination of CT scanning and/or precision cutting of the blade which is then digitally reassembled back into the pre-cut condition to complete internal and external inspection analysis on pedestals and ribs.

The repeatable capture of accurate 3D scan data enables a trend analysis as part of statistical process control (SPC).  Our team can help produce full-field evaluation of several parts or stages within a single project as a first batch analysis or over a life cycle of a component.  This offers functionalities for determining statistical analysis values such as Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Min, Max, Avg and Sigma.