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Third Dimension win EEF innovation award

Production Engineering Solutions - November 2016

Third Dimension, supplier of handheld precision measurement solutions, is celebrating its success as regional winner of the EEF Future Manufacturing Innovation award for its GapGun Pro.

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Sales doubled as aerospace supplier achieves record quarter

Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2016

Third Dimension has announced it has achieved record sales for the first half of this year, with second quarter sales double the highest of any previous year.

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Third Dimension featured in industrial documentary

Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2016

Executive TV have announced Manufacturing Change, the latest addition to an ongoing series of industrial documentaries exploring the UK’s manufacturing sector and its future. This programme features Bristol-based Third Dimension, specialists in handheld laser metrology, and how it is helping manufacturers’ production lines become more efficient.

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GapGun reduces inspection times on Merlins

ADS Advance  - May 2016

Trials by Leonardo Helicopters of the GapGun measurement system from Third Dimension have reduced MRO inspection times for interior and exterior composite panels by almost 90%, in early results.

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Use it or lose it!

Aerospace Manufacturing - February 2016

John Kane of non-contact, precision profile measurement solution specialist, Third Dimension explains how effective use of data collection can help make every measurement count.

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Zapping the gap at JLR

Quality Manufacturing Today - November 2015

Hand held measurement systems have transformed inspection techniques for Jaguar Land Rover

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EEF and Government in joint drive to increase exports

The Manufacturer - November 2015

EEF and the Government have joined forces in a drive to get more UK manufacturers exporting. The two have launched a free guide designed to make more manufacturers aware of the benefits and opportunities of exporting and the wealth of Government support available to help them. 

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Third Dimension helps improve aerospace engine efficiency

ADS Advance - October 2015

Third Dimension has recently worked with a major aerospace manufacturer to enable a significant improvement to the efficiency of its world class engines. It has achieved this by developing an inspection system using the GapGun.

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Third Dimension transforms inspection techniques for Jaguar Land Rover

Industry Today - October 2015

Since 2005, Third Dimension has worked in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover to implement the GapGun to help develop the world renowned quality of their vehicles.

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Third Dimension win Queen’s Award for International Trade

GTMA - July 2015

Dame Janet Trotter, the Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Gloucestershire, presents Bristol-based Third Dimension, the leading supplier of handheld precision measurement solutions, with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

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Third Dimension launches GapGun RX: Customisable and uniquely flexible inspection tool

ADS Advance - June 2015

Third Dimension, a world leading developer and manufacturer of non-contact, precision profile measurement solutions, has today launched a uniquely modular addition to the GapGun range, the GapGun RX.

GapGun RX harnesses the unique modular design of the GapGun range and allows customers to design a GapGun system precisely for their own needs by choosing from a wide range of hardware and software features.

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Third Dimension celebrates 20 years at the forefront of high tech metrology

ADS News - May 2015

Award winning Third Dimension is celebrating 20 years of revolutionising the metrology of advanced engineering industries such as aerospace, automotive and energy. It leads its markets with the GapGun range of ergonomic profile measurement systems.

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Queens Award success for clutch of Bristol businesses

Bristol Post - April 2015

Third Dimension, based in Filton, has been recognised for its export success of its GapGun system, which has helped it grow its exports from 64 per cent to 84 per cent of its total sales.

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GapGun showcases enhanced flexibility with exclusive preview at Control 2015

Industry Today - April 2015

The award winning Third Dimension team will go to Stuttgart this year to exhibit at Control 2015, not just with quality in mind but also a distinct focus on providing an unmatched level of flexibility to its key markets.

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Third Dimension scoops second export award in three months

ADS Advance - February 2015

Third Dimension proudly collected the Outstanding Export Award at the prestigious regional EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.

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Third Dimension's new solution for seal gap measurement in automotive

Automotive Industry Today - January 2015

Third Dimension has developed a new innovative solution to solve the challenges of measuring automotive seal gaps.

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Winners of Exporter of the Year Award: Made in the South West 

Insider Media - November 2014

Described by the judges as a "champion for exports", the company manufactures optical metrology solutions for the aerospace, automotive and energy sectors among others.

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Fast, portable, and repeatable weld inspection

Welding design  - August 2014

GapGun can ensure high-quality weld performance and good fusion of parts.

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GapGun Pro: Handheld laser measurement device

Automotive Manufacturing Solutions - June 2014

Third Dimension has launched the GapGun Pro, its flagship handheld laser measurement device. The company says GapGun Pro offers improved speed, ease of use, portability and ruggedness. New and improved functionality includes: ultra fast processing capability and a new VChange sensor system. 

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Third Dimension reports 45% growth

WEAF - June 2014

Third Dimension, a Bristol-based manufacturer of optical metrology solutions for the manufacturing sector, has reported record year on year growth (2013 vs 2012), with sales up 45%. 

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The nuts and bolts of fasteners 

Aerospace Manufacturing  - May 2014

On any given aircraft, there are typically thousands of fastener holes to check and control per wing. The speed and portability of the GapGun system can be used to dramatically reduce time spent on the metrology inspection process and improve the classification of concessions. 

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MACH 2014 - Third Dimension GapGun software upgrade boosts capability 

Machinery - April 2014

The latest version of cutting edge GapGun software was launched at MACH 2014. It boasts an ergonomic new interface and a host of new measurement capability features, including the ability to measure up to 10 different dimensions simultaneously (where previously, only up to 3 were possible), along with an improvement in speed of up to 50%.  

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Metrology bridges the gap

Aerospace Manufacturing - July 2013

Third Dimension is chosen by EADS 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.

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Record growth for metrology company

Machinery Market  - May 2013

Third dimension, a UK based manufacturer of optical metrology solutions for the manufacturing sector, reported a record year-on-year growth of 50% last year

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Pressure on Osborne for business-friendly budget

Bristol Post - March 2013

Third Dimension gives its reaction to the 2013 Budget.

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