Customer: Holley MSD
Application: High-performance automotive exhaust
Holley MSD uses VTube-LASER to develop and reverse-engineer prototype header and exhaust pipes for their premium Hooker Blackheart Speed Exhaust product line.
DCP (Diameter Cut Plane)
Since they measure assembled headers with VTube-LASER, Holley MSD makes extensive use of the DCP measurement feature. DCP automatically removes other objects from the scan data near the tube being measured. See the DCP knowledgebase page for details.
DIRECT BENDER COMMUNICATIONS
Since their VTube-LASER is connected to an Eaton Leonard LightSpeed-controlled bender, they can send new parts to the bender from solid models without manually keying in bender data. They also correct the bender using VTube-LASER communications.
BUILD to SOLIDWORKS
After reverse-engineering, they build the tube shapes to fully-parametric SOLIDWORKS sketches for documentation. See the "Building Tube Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS" knowledgebase page for more information. Also, see the video where we show how to "Reverse Engineer to SOLIDWORKS in Less than 60 Seconds".
Customer: STAUFF Australia and India
Application: Hydraulic tube fabrications
Customer: Vance & Hines
Application: Motorcycle aftermarket exhaust
Customer: Delta, British Airlines, and United Airlines
Application: Reverse-engineering tubes for tube replacement
VTube-LASER is used to reverse-engineer tube shapes from planes for retrofit. See the FARO blog for details of the British Airways application.
VTube-LASER is also used at Delta and United Airlines for the same purpose.
Customer: Aircraft Specialty
Application: Experimental and kit Airplanes
Application: Replacement of tubes in fighter jets
VTube-LASER is used to measure and qualify tube fabrications at multiple US Air Force Bases.
Customer: US Navy
Application: Military shipbuilding
Customer: ------ (confidential)
Application: UAV aerospace tube fabrication
Customer: KOMATSU UK
Application: Excavator manufacturing
Application: Hydroformed truck frames
Application: Truck, bus, and van exhaust
Application: Truck and bus exhaust
Application: New school bus exhaust
Auto-Jet Muffler Corporation (Des Moines, Iowa) specializes in school bus exhaust systems. They use a FARO Edge with VTube-LASER to qualify super large diameter parts and adjust a bank of BendPro-controlled benders.
See an operator scanning using VTube-LASER at 0:56 and 3:19 in this video. Also, you can see the VTube-LASER screen with tube models at 1:23.