An exhibition of 3D engineering excellence From Hand to Scan
This exhibition, which is on the 13th October at the Solent Sky Museum in Southampton is designed for all those who have an interest in aviation, it’s heritage, engineering and manufacturing and is for all ages as we are going to be taking you on a journey from old manufacturing methods through to the latest in 3D engineering.
Our focus will be taking you on a 3D journey by re-engineering the world famous and iconic Supermarine Spitfire, which is using the very latest cutting-edge technology. Throughout the day we will be hosting seminars from our partners who are some of the industry’s biggest hitters, including HP, FARO, Solid Solutions, Graitec, Frazer Nash and 3T RPD who will explain the processes they went through to re-engineer the Spitfire.
Throughout the day there will be plenty more activities offering inspiration and insight into some of the most exciting 3D engineering and manufacturing stories to date plus you will have the opportunity to look at all the wonderful exhibits that the Solent Sky Museum has on show especially one of the last hand-built Spitfires made at the Supermarine site in Woolston, Southampton, so making this event for a family day out.
Spitfire Heritage for Future Generations Seminars
A 3D Journey through the day as our partners will be holding seminars which will give you an insight into the current capabilities of 3D engineering and the challenges faced. Take away practical advice, ideas and solutions to help optimise manufacturing and engineering strategies. All sessions are free to attend, and the available seating will be on first come basis.
The running times for these seminars are as follows:
10.00am Faro – How the Spitfire was scanned and the challenges capturing the data.
10.40am isodo3d – Scanning smaller parts of the Spitfire and producing 3D printable files.
11.10am Solid Solutions – How the 3D Scan data was used to generate engineering drawings.
1.10pm Graitec – See how the scan data was used to produce the ultimate immersive spitfire VR experience.
1.50pm Frazer Nash – Explaining how they used their metal powder-bed layer laser additive manufacturing technology to 3D print in steel and titanium alloy.
2.20pm 3T RPD – Talking about materials, powder certification, production processes, ISO standards, NPI, all of which are relevant to the aerospace industry.
Explore activities around the Solent Sky Museum
- See how the first aircraft panels were made by hand.
- Live scanning demonstrations using the very latest HP 3D Structured Light Scanner Pro S3.
- Award winning Solid Solutions will be providing live demonstrations throughout the day on their CAD software.
- You will also have the chance to view the ultimate immersive spitfire VR experience from Graitec.
- Live scanning demonstrations from FARO using the Freestyle and Arm Scanners.
- See parts of the spitfire being 3D Printed on the day and other sample parts printed using the very latest materials including metals.
- Live demonstrations of Desktop 3D Printers and the MakerBot Starter Lab.
More activities will be added as we move closer to the event date so follow our social media for regular updates. You could also keep up to date by checking in with our hashtag – #handtoscan
Let’s also not forget that while you’re at the museum you have full access to see all the current aviation exhibits and the fascinating Hampshire Police & Fire Collection.