Ars Technica, a successful technology news and information website with millions of regular readers, recently published an article on NASA's F-1 rocket engine project and featured the contributions of Shape Fidelity as a factor in its success. Writer Lee Hutchinson interviewed Rob Black, Shape Fidelity engineer and director of business development, about the structured light scanning process used to capture the engine's every detail.Black describes the equipment, steps taken, the incredible detail of the results and how NASA applied them to discover important details about the innerworkings of the engine.
The Shape Fidelity booth, #1245, will focus on the digital assembly process made possible through 3D scanning. The process allows MRO providers to have a more detailed picture of aircraft condition than the current process provices and improves the quality of manufacturing, reduces cost and saves time.
The MRO Americas Conference will explore the future of aviation and defense maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) through a series of drill-down discussions and networking opportunities drawing nearly 10,000 industry and government professionals. The event will also host an exhibition hall with more than 700 MRO product and service providers.
[HUNTSVILLE, AL] – NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center conducted an awards ceremony honoring both civil servants and contractors who have made significant contributions to the work of the Marshall Center and to NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery.
Robert J. Black, Shape Fidelity Senior Applications Engineer, received the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal. This medal is awarded to both government and non-government individuals for unusually significant engineering contributions toward achieving NASA’s mission. The award is given for the application of engineering principles/methods that have resulted in contributions of fundamental importance in this field or have significantly enhanced the understanding of this their respective area.
Black performed significant 3D Scanning and analysis work supporting the upper stage common bulkhead for the Ares Program. Black was one of only 5 engineering professionals to receive the Medal.
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