Inline Metrology of Radome, saves days of production time per part.

Twin Coast Metrology was approached by a customer that is manufacturing aircraft radomes. The existing process required that the radome and the radome tool be removed from the CNC mill, brought into the CMM room, temperature soaked, measured, then returned to the mill for processing. We delivered a system to measure the radome in place, using the utilizing the CNC mill’s motion system to support the measurement system. The delivered system performs profile measurements on both the solid surfaces and the honeycomb layers.