Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) is a vital function for all aircraft manufacturers and airlines, however in-service aircraft maintenance comes under intense pressure to complete MRO assessments in the shortest time possible. The longer an airplane is on the ground, the more money is lost by the airline company.

Creaform offers a simple, user-independent and accurate NDT solution for airline MRO, which replaces the age-old method of checking aircraft surfaces for danmage using manual pit gauges. The system includes a handheld 3D scanner and SmartDENT 3D software, saving users both time and money - without compromising diagnosis results and safety.

SmartDENT 3D is the first dedicated 3D visualization software on the market designed for 3D assessments and characterisation of dent damages located on aircraft surfaces. It offers a guided workflow approach to simplify the measurement extraction of 3D scan data to get exactly the dimensions required for assessment of in-service airplanes. The goal of the software is to greatly reduce operators’ impact on measurements results, producing reliable and repeatable results, and to shorten the time to generate final reports.

SmartDENT - Key Functionalities : 

SmartDENT has been designed to provide inexperienced users with a complete, intuitive and easy to follow solution for MRO activities. The software includes ;

- An easy to follow, guided workflow, to ensure inspection is carried out accurately and without errors

- Rapid measurement and assesment of key features including length and width of dent damages, closest neighbours, closest internal structure, maximum depth and maximum depth of dent to closest internal structure, etc.

- Assessment of the ratio of maximum depth on length & width (A/W ratio)

- Easy visualization of the aircraft surface with colourmaps for all features

- Step-by-step process to perfectly bridge the gap between data acquisition and reporting operations

- Instant, comprehensive reporting

SmartDENT - Benefits :

- Speed : 80 times faster than the traditional manual pit gauge technique - it’s a fast and reliable inspection tool for assessing airplane surface damage, with the goal of getting the aircraft back in service in the shortest time possible

- Flexibility : easy-to-use, purpose-designed software that can be used for all types of corrosion and dents analysis

- Versatility : Can be applied to small or large surface areas, unlike every other device that can only cover small areas

- TRUsimplicity : Easy-to-use software that requires no advanced metrology skills, enabling users to address real applications with minimal training

- TRUaccuracy : The most accurate device available, regardless of instabilities in the environment or the users’ expertise. It provides reliable, accurate, repeatable and fully traceable results, every time.

- TRUportability : Portable devices that gives you the opportunity to assess on-site damages in any environment.