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Volkswagen verifies and optimizes engine sand core parts using laser scanning, providing consistent and more reliable quality monitoring of sand core production equipment.

Engine redesign is speeded up by using 3D laser scanning systems to reverse engineer/digitise the internal geometry of cylinders.

Optical measurement system and computer aided software cut turbine blade inspection times by up to 70%. at  Alcoa Howmet

Contract measurement service saves OEM four and a half months in reverse engineering a steam turbine

Machine tool probes improve production efficiency and increase lights-out machining in a low volume, large variety, high  complexity production environment.

Global sourcing and outsourcing and the pursuit of quality - dream or nightmare? In a special report, Professor John Oakland of Oakland Consulting outlines three ways for companies to improve.

A manufacturer of advanced composite products has adopted SPC software to help meet demanding aerospace industry quality standards.

When it comes to NDT, aerospace prime manufacturers are increasingly mandating Nadcap accreditation for their suppliers as a globally recognized industry-wide standard. By Mark Aubele

The measurement and characterisation of three dimensional surface texture – a bright future for advanced manufacturing.  By Professor Richard Leach, Industry & Innovation Division, National Physical Laboratory.

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