3D SCANNING: Reverse Engineering, Analysis & Inspection
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Conv Ctr
Lake Buena Vista, FL USA
May 20 - May 22, 2008

Whether you use 3D scanning technology for design, analysis or inspection, this is the event you can't miss! With a focus on using non-contact scanning technology to capture and process high resolution 3D spatial geometries, participants will walk away with practical knowledge to support effective technology selection and use. A combination of case studies and interactive, problem-solving discussions will bring together industry leaders to give you the best information available.

"Reverse Engineering and Aging Aircraft"
Staying abreast of current projects and the process that define these projects helps both current and new users see the evolution of the technologies.

With incredible investments in both capital and infrastructure, the aerospace industry has a vested interest in keeping its assets flying without an undue burden on current and future development efforts. To economically reach this goal Reverse Engineering has proven it can meet the high standards of the aerospace industry. In particular, older parts and planes benefit from this approach as there is no current 3D or computer data to guide re-engineering efforts.

This process will be described via several cast studies that highlight when and how to use particular hardware, the challenges of assembling and creating a relevant model, and downstream options.
Dominic Albanese, Engineer, Direct Dimensions, Inc.

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About SME:
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing engineers and executives annually. The Society has members in 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.