Magnetic MRO completes its first 3D scanning project, launches a new line of services

Magnetic MRO, a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, continues to expand its wide range of services by adding Shining 3D FreeScan X7, a handheld 3D scanner to its selection of tools. The laser was first used as a part of MAC Aero Interiors’s and TUI Group’s latest cooperation on lavatory refurbishments.

FreeScan X7 is an ultra-portable handheld 3D laser scanner with a flexible and convenient scanning mode, providing high accuracy and stability, and covering all the depth and thickness measurements. The device is applicable to a wide range of operating environments and a variety of measured objects. It can dramatically improve time and cost efficiency by reducing the manpower needed for a project.

The addition of the 3D scanner is another step in the company’s strategy of distinguishing itself as an industry leader in innovation. The scanner was first used in January 2019 on a Boeing 767 aircraft as part of the latest partnership between Magnetic MRO’s subsidiary brand MAC Aero Interiors and travel company TUI. This new 4-year contract between the two companies includes the production of 20 lavatory units for TUI’s Boeing 767-300 fleet, and the scanner will play an integral role in achieving that.

The first scan was done by Magnetic MRO’s Structural Engineering Manager Sergei Dulberg himself. “In our rapidly developing time, working with digital technologies is becoming the norm for the engineering and technical staff of aviation companies. Particularly in the areas where the result of the work directly depends on the accuracy of measurements. Digital images of objects – their parts or surfaces – obtained using 3D scanning and their processing with the use of special software makes it possible to quickly and accurately obtain high-precision technical parameters of these objects, which ultimately makes it possible to correctly assess their condition and further provides the necessary data for their design and manufacture,” commented Dulberg.

He added that laser scanning and digital data processing minimises the influence of the human factor on the measurement results, and significantly reduces the time to obtain them. “This new device has great application potential in almost any field, and it allows us to open up new opportunities for our clients.”