Getting 3D Digital Manufacturing into production line with Physical Digital

Cliff Notes Podcast - Ask a Leader

Episode: 6

Cliff Notes Podcast Ep 6 - Getting 3D Digital Manufacturing into production line with Physical Digital
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Steve Fletcher, Business Development, Physical Digital. The big change is the use of Digital Manufacturing, collecting and using data intelligently through the manufacturing process and the products life cycle. Standardisation of systems and workflows especially within the Design, measurement and RE space.


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This episode of Cliff Notes: Ask a leader Podcast. Tristan Bailey talks to Steve Fletcher at Physical Digital, about his work in Aerospace with Rolls Royce and working at the highest level of quality control. Now with Physical Digital the specialise on 3D scanning parts for reverse engineering and quality control. Testing wear and tear post use and for batch samples from medical sizes to boat hulls. Also to rebuild legacy parts when 2D drawings have been lost or may have changed in the years since first fabrication.

Bringing these services into the production cycle and onto production lines as scanners get faster, changes the game for digital manufacturing to full circle service not just for testing for rejects.

... Our business really is service on 3d optical scanning for measurement and reverse engineering but it's more than that you know, there's all the aspects of how acceptable the data is, how accurate the data is how useful the data is ... -- Steve Fletcher

... The first question we ask is why do you want to use this information and they come up with an answer for that it just makes that you know we we have we ave to engage them on how that data can be used within their manufacturing process not necessarily just to satisfy their customers acceptance criteria ... -- Steve Fletcher

... The beauty of the scanning for legacy components you know is that the ability that predominantly the drug in aerospace particularly the drawing is he master some of these components were designed in the sixties and still still being used in the field still being used on in the air so the ability to act to the emanufactured some of these components ow using modern technologies requires a historical what a digital model. So reverse engineering the 2D drawing is not necessary that the right approach because the drawing is probably out of date because the component itself has gone through some changes, some concession and those are not reflected on the drawing. Then from there we can reverse engineer the 3D model into a fully compliant 3d representation of that component and then from them we can actualy then build and make 2D drawings ... -- Steve Fletcher

... Archiving and storage of all this data that you're working on. Sstorage of data is a problem weah you know insecurity of data. Everybody talks about posting information to the cloud that if you're looking at it very sensitive components the ability to actually put it to a storage that is except accessible for everybody is a challenge we have our own data storage facilities and we we archive data sometimes we have as a part of the project we have to remove that data completely from out from our storage facilities because of the sensitivity to know and generally most of the components we get to scan you can talk about. -- Steve Fletcher

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