28th January 2013, Toulouse – Third Dimension, the leading supplier of handheld precision metrology solutions, has been chosen by EADS, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company to deliver fully integrated feature measurement systems into European Airbus facilities. The agreement also includes support and management as well as plans to upgrade existing systems within Airbus to the latest technology.
Third Dimension has a long track record of supplying metrology equipment and services to the largest names in aerospace, automotive and energy sectors worldwide. It has the capability to help multinational manufacturers realise the benefits of non-contact measurement.
Having worked closely with Airbus since 2002 and based next to Airbus’ Filton facility in Bristol, Third Dimension has developed a key partnership with Airbus which has secured the A350 XWB contract to supply GapGun measurement systems for the aircraft build process throughout Europe.
Chief Business Development Officer, John Kane commented, “We have enjoyed an increasingly close relationship with Airbus over many years. With the latest agreement we look forward to continuing our partnership with EADS as a whole and to providing innovative solutions to inspection challenges that can add real value to EADS projects throughout Europe.”
GapGun MX+ is a calibrated optical geometry system that measure gaps, shapes and forms incredibly accurately, as well as a multitude of challenging surface finishes, using specialised algorithm technology. Fast, comfortable and extremely easy to use, GapGun MX+ operates with varied connectivity options, wireless mode and the ability to integrate well with Third party systems. With Airbus’s plans to use the GapGun MX+ across a variety of challenging and diverse features on the A350 XWB, Third Dimension will be providing a high level of support and advanced implementation strategies across all levels of application, spanning Airbus facilities across the whole of Europe.