Breakthrough 3-D Technology from GE Enhances Critical Defect Measurement in Aerospace Sector
“3-D Phase Measurement gives our customers a more efficient and accurate view of the inspection subject,” said Ed Hubben, senior product manager for the Inspection Technologies product line. “Unlike current techniques, 3-D Phase Measurement does not require a change from a viewing tip to a measurement tip during inspection so it speeds up the entire inspection process.”
Prior to 3-D Phase Measurement, videoprobe measurement was based on stereo or shadow techniques, which are complex techniques, and the tip of the probe had to be changed from a viewing tip to a measurement tip, adding time to the inspection process. 3-D Phase Measurement offers profile views, a cross section view of a portion of the surface. With profile view, the inspector can rotate and zoom to get a more accurate view of the defect. The ability to better visualize the shape and characteristics of an indication allows for well-informed decision of serviceability of the asset.