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
VTube-LASER is used to develop and reverse-engineer tube shapes for STAUFF Australia connected to a dual-head UNISON BREEZE 50 bender.
STAUFF Australia used VTube-LASER to reverse-engineer, measure, and qualify all the tube shapes in a new Hydrant Dispenser truck design in Australia.
The Refuel International trucks were delivered to the Brisbane Airport in January 2019. These trucks are designed to take fuel from ground storage and pump it into aircraft standing above it.
Customer: Vance & Hines
Application: Motorcycle aftermarket exhaust
Customers: Delta, British Airways, and United Airlines
Application: Reverse-engineering tubes for aircraft 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 (London) application.
VTube-LASER is also used at Delta (Atlanta) and United Airlines (San Francisco) 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
MEC Inc. uses VTube-LASER to measure and qualify tube shapes for the large truck industry. One of the images on the right shows their large YLM bender in Greenwood, SC which VTube-LASER connects to for automatic correction.
Customer: Auto-Jet Muffler Corporation
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.
Application: New truck and bus exhaust
Application: New truck fuel and brake lines
VTube-LASER is used to measure tube for the large truck industry. This customer replaced two MM5000 measuring centers with two FARO-based VTube-LASER systems to adjust a bank of benders that are connected directly to VTube-LASER.