TESTIA’s new age technology in aerospace is developed by Airbus Group Innovations harnessing innovations like AR to address the new need of the market. The company’s Airbus AR solutions comprise of different modules like inspection or quality control, assembly, easy geolocalization, maintenance as well as support. Prior to offering each new solution, Airbus deploys and tests the modules for at least a year and makes improvements with the help of feedbacks received from the users that have implemented the modules in the shop floor. “We use AR as geo-localization to help operators avoid missing out a spot where they have to perform the job,” adds Aurelien Cottet, Head of Smart Mobile Worker, TESTIA. Additionally, Airbus has been collaborating closely with Panasonic’s R&D team to provide a robust and performance tablets for an industrial use environment.
TESTIA’s new business line of solutions comprises of Smart Augmented Reality Tool (SART), an AR technology that can be operated on a tablet, a projector or glasses, superimposing an “As Designed” Digital Mock-Up to the “As Built” Reality. This solution was initially used for inspecting Airbus A380 fuselages in order to reduce inspection times on system supports from three weeks to three days.
The AR is a new add-on of Testia’s portfolio as the new generation of solution to bring industries in factory 4.0
The idea was to combine real images with those from digital mock-ups on a tablet equipped with a camera. “This system is fully integrated into the information system, and runs on windows which can be configured into any kind of situation that can be found in the industry,” beams Cottet.
The company’s offerings of NDT find adoptions across many different use cases. For instance, one of their clients faced the problem of undergoing time-consuming inspections and needed to avoid missing any non conformity that may lead to financial impacts. By adopting TESTIA’s hybrid solution of AR Tool, the client was able to optimize the time invested by inspectors and focus on operations that add more value, enabling the timely delivery of parts to customers.