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Business operation during Covid-19 pandemic

June 2021 – Business Operation

As we continue to operate within the parameters of the Government Guidelines for the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, our team here at Physical Digital continue to do all we can to operate as safely as possible, to protect both our customers and our staff. Throughout this pandemic we have implemented a number of changes to our working practises to comply with the most up-to-date government guidelines. This has enabled us to continue to offer both in-house and on-site 3D scanning services to our customers.

Prior to visiting any customer site, our Engineers will complete a Coronavirus – Site Working risk assessment to confirm that safe working conditions can be assured. The site engineer will confirm all agreed actions have been implemented by the customer to mitigate the risk before starting work on site. We expect all our customers to act responsibly and help maintain a safe working environment for all. Should our customers require us to complete a Coronavirus health check document or their own risk assessment documents before attending site, we would be happy to do so. Please discuss this with our staff at the time of booking in any 3D Scanning services.

In order to protect our customers and colleagues, all visitors to our site are required to complete a Coronavirus health questionnaire no more than 48 hours before visiting. All visitors will also be required to have their temperature taken before entering the site and should be wearing a mask that covers both the nose and mouth.

All deliveries to site, including items sent for 3D scanning, are placed in quarantine for 24 hours. This should be factored into any timescales when discussing potential projects with our team.

Should you wish to discuss any aspects of your project in relation to the restrictions in place for Covid-19, please do give us a call on 01483 750200 or email info@physicaldigital.com where a member of our team would be happy to help.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued support.

End of Season Success for Team BMW and West Surrey Racing

• Team BMW’s Colin Turkington seals record-equalling BTCC title

Triumphing at an astonishing season finale at Brands Hatch, Colin Turkington becoming British Touring Car Champion for a record-equalling fourth time as Team BMW, run by West Surrey Racing (WSR) won a series of accolades including Manufacturer’s title for a fourth consecutive year.

Coming into the last of 30 races held this year at the iconic Kent venue, Colin needed to overturn an eight-point deficit to chief rival Dan Cammish, and was forced to start 25th on the grid in his BMW 330i M Sport after being controversially spun by Cammish’s team mate to the back in Race Two. But a staggering fightback brought him into the top 10 by half-distance, and with Cammish crashing with a lap-and-a-half to go, sixth place – added to fifth and 25th in the earlier races – proved enough to make him champion for the fourth time by just two points.

Completing the success story, BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan – whose 3 Series is also run by WSR – sealed the runner-up spot in the British Touring Car Championship with a podium finish on one of the most dramatic days in the series’ 62-year history at Brands Hatch.

This also enabled Dick Bennetts’ team to give BMW the Manufacturers’ title for a fourth consecutive season, and in the debut year of the new 3 Series, which won 11 races across the year and did not suffer a single mechanically-related retirement. It is the 12th overall BTCC crown won by WSR in the past 11 seasons.

Tim Rapley, Managing Director of Physical Digital, who have sponsored West Surrey Racing since  2017, said: “This season has been a whirlwind of superb racing and dramatic climaxes. We have been thrilled that our technical expertise and support has helped WSR’s success and are really proud of all the drivers and the whole WSR team.”

Dick Bennetts, WSR Team Principal, said: “Physical Digital has been a great asset to WSR in the early stages of the design of our new BMW 3 Series BTCC race cars. Without its assistance with the 3D scanning of various parts, it would have taken our design guys a lot longer to achieve the same answers. Tim and all the guys have always been on hand ready to assist when needed. It is greatly appreciated.”

Colin Turkington said: “After what happened in Race Two with being spun to the back and having to start the last race 25th, I knew I had nothing to lose, but when I crossed the line I was just in a state of shock. I’ve never won a championship in this way. Of course I feel for the other guys, but I’m also incredibly proud of this team and the work that’s been put in across the season with a brand-new BMW. I never would have dreamed that one day I’d equal the record of four championships, but here I am. That was the race of my life and I’m absolutely thrilled with this result.”

Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “Colin has now equalled the all-time record of four championships, and he’s won them all in WSR BMWs, so I’m incredibly proud of him and of the job done by the whole team. The new BMW 3 Series first turned a wheel the day before the season launch, and we have managed to win 11 races and not retired from a single race due to a technical problem.”

Agonisingly for Andrew Jordan, his result left him just two points away from winning a second title, but did ensure a first one-two finish in the end-of-season points for WSR. Across 2019, Andrew has won six races – more than any other driver – and led more laps than any of his rivals, and did this despite missing two races at Donington Park earlier in the season through injury. His superb form helped BMW claim the Manufacturers’ Championship for a fourth straight season while BMW Pirtek Racing finished sixth in the Teams’ Championship and best of the single-car entries.

Andrew Jordan said: “I’m really proud of the way I’ve performed this year and of the job done by the team at BMW Pirtek Racing and WSR. Right now, I feel pretty gutted to have missed the championship by two points – which is one position in this final race – but we’ve won more races than anybody else, led more laps than anybody else and pushed Colin [Turkington] harder than any of his team-mates have in his title-winning seasons. I’ve had three great years here, helped BMW win the Manufacturers’ title every time, and had stronger and stronger seasons.”

 

 

Physical Digital takes part in Siemens One PLM Digital University

Jet Turbine

October 17th sees the return of Siemens’ One PLM Digital University event, the largest Siemens event in the UK and Ireland at Silverstone Circuit. And this year, Physical Digital will be exhibiting and demonstrating its 3d scanning, reverse engineering, measurement and inspection services.

Aimed at users from all over the UK and Ireland, the free event includes over 30 technical breakout sessions for Siemens design, simulation, manufacturing and product lifecycle management software. The event has something to offer for everyone – from beginners who are just getting started, to experts who have been around for many years. It is a chance to share knowledge and experience and is packed full of demos of the latest developments and technology, networking and expert talks.

Product Experts

The Physical Digital team will be exhibiting in the product experts explore area where we will be highlighting our approach to projects from across many business sectors and especially the work we have completed for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine sector.

We will be showcasing our 3D Structured Light (3DSL) measurement that is accredited to the Nadcap standard AC 7130-4 for measurement and inspection. This is the highest level of recognition within the field of aerospace dimensional measurement and quality inspection, with Physical Digital the first company in the world to have achieved this. We will be on hand to explain our approach and to inspire anyone who visits the stand.

Tim Rapley, Managing Director at Physical Digital, says: “We love being part of days like this. As well as being able to talk about what we are really passionate about, it is great to hear what challenges users and people in businesses are facing, in case we can help. It is also great to gauge what is going on for us to be able to develop future solutions. We are really looking forward to it.”

The event, which is being held at The Wing at Silverstone Circuit, starts at 10am but you can attend an extra breakout from 8.30-9.30am. The event closes at 4.30pm. More details about what will be happening during the day can be found by downloading the agenda.

Let us know if you are planning on attending – we hope to see you there.

All to play for at Brands Hatch after exciting weekend for WSR at Silverstone

Colin Turkington (GBR) WSR BMW

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan remains solidly in the hunt for the British Touring Car Championship after three hard-fought points finishes in a chaotic series of races and wet conditions at Silverstone.

The 2013 champion, who is seeking a second title in his West Surrey racing (WSR)-run BMW 330i M Sport, twice finished eighth and added a 10th-place result on a day when rain and some bizarre on-track incidents added to the drama.

His results helped to increase BMW’s advantage at the head of the Manufacturers’ Championship and leaves him 17 points away from series leader Colin Turkington – whose Team BMW car is also run by WSR – with 67 available at the season finale. Andrew took advantage of multiple incidents to climb from 14th to 10th in Race One, his choice to use the soft-option Dunlop tyres in that race aiding his climb, despite his BMW being weighed down by 48kg success ballast. Switching from slick tyres to wet rubber when the rain began to intensify in Race 3, he fell outside the top 20, but climbed to eighth by the chequered flag. Three races remain of the 2019 season with Andrew in a five-way fight for the title, which will be decided at Brands Hatch on October 12-13.

Andrew Jordan said: “It’s been an up-and-down weekend. When the weather does this and throws you into uncertainty over set-up just before the start of a race, you can easily throw away huge amounts of points with a small mistake. We didn’t do that, only lost five points to Colin and now we can regroup and go for it again at Brands Hatch.”

Team effort

A battling second-place finish helped Colin Turkington increase his British Touring Car Championship advantage on a chaotic day of racing at Silverstone. The Northern Irishman staged a remarkable fightback from 14th on the Race-Two grid in his WSR-run BMW 330i M Sport to carve through the field and record his eighth podium finish of the year in a race that was cut short of its intended distance due to the onset of rain. More rain followed in the early stages of Race Three; Colin pitting for wet tyres during a safety-car period and emerging in 25th spot; from which he rebounded magnificently to finish seventh. His results mean he leaves Silverstone with a 16-point advantage over his nearest rival in the championship; five more than he began the day with.

Colin Turkington said: “I’m very pleased to leave with a bigger lead than I came here with. When you get hit with this kind of variable weather, you know anything can happen, but we worked extremely hard together as a team to try and make sure we had what we needed to just keep getting the results. It’s going to be a very interesting finale.”

Team-mate Tom Oliphant; the fastest Team BMW driver in qualifying, started the opening race from fifth spot and finished there too after a strong drive. Despite carrying 30kg success ballast into Race Two, the Leamington Spa-based driver made storming progress and fought his way up to the lead by half-distance, at which point the appearance of the safety car reduced his advantage to nothing.

In unfavourable conditions, Tom finished the race in seventh and then put on one of the drives of his career after electing to pit for wet tyres when the rain fell in Race Three. Falling to 21st as a result, he battled back to fourth place.

Not only was Tom the third-highest points-scorer of the weekend, he was also the leading Jack Sears Trophy competitor in each of the three races, meaning he was awarded the trophy for the round on the end-of-day podium. With four consecutive maximum scores to his name, he is now just 10 points away from the JST lead with 60 points up for grabs at the season finale.

He said: “It’s been a very strong race day, and a very strong weekend. We’ve had a quick car in all conditions and scored a lot of points. I was disappointed not to get the win in Race Two. I’d made it to the front and then the conditions got a lot worse during the safety car, so I thought there was a chance it might get red-flagged at that point. It didn’t happen and on the hard tyre in those conditions, I just had to concentrate on keeping the car on the road. But there was the added bonus of winning the Jack Sears Trophy in all three races, so that championship is all to play for at Brands Hatch now.”

Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “We knew today was going to be tough, but actually nobody in the title fight has really had a huge points total this weekend, so it’s been a great effort from everybody in difficult conditions to be the top-scoring team here. Colin’s a class act and he showed that on-track today in all three races and Tom’s been consistently one of the fastest drivers in all conditions. We’ve extended BMW’s lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship and closed in on the Teams’ Championship lead too, so I’m pleased with the effort everyone’s made. Now to do it all again at Brands Hatch and hopefully come away with the championship.”

The combined efforts of Colin and Tom made Team BMW the top-scoring team of the weekend to significantly close on the lead of the Teams’ Championship. They are just 20 points away from the top spot with 111 available at Brands Hatch on 12-13 October 2019.

Physical Digital is a proud Technical Partner of WSR, supporting them with 3D Scanning, reverse engineering and quality inspection requirements.

 

Photo credit JEP/BMW.

TCT Inspex Application Award highlights need for accuracy in 3D scanning applications

TCTAwards 2019 Finalist Logo

Last week, it was the TCT Show awards, where Physical Digital was shortlisted for the TCT Inspex Application Award for its Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement service using industry-leading GOM metrology systems. The overall winner of the award was the University of Warwick for its work with the West Midlands Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

Tim Rapley, managing director at Physical Digital says: “Unfortunately, we didn’t win overall at the TCT awards, but we were thrilled to be a finalist in this category, alongside such prestigious applications. We would like to offer our congratulations to the University of Warwick on its success. And we do feel like winners – this is the first year the organisers have created this award category. As TCT says ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t make it’. It is great to get some recognition and to see an industry body celebrating the precision of data, which often isn’t seen as the most exciting part of the workflow.”

Physical Digital is the first company in the world to offer 3D Structured Light (3DSL) measurement that conforms to the Nadcap standard AC 7130-4 for Measurement and Inspection, the highest calibre of recognition within the field of aerospace dimensional measurement and quality inspection. The environmentally-controlled measurement cell manages both lighting and temperature and measures atmospheric pressure and humidity which are fundamental for dimensional metrology.

Tim continues: “With our Nadcap 3D Structured Light measurement and inspection services, customers can be confident in the accuracy and precision of the data delivered for their projects, as it comes with full traceability. I’m incredibly proud of our highly trained and experienced team of engineers that provide both in-house and mobile measurement and inspection services to such a high quality – and whose hard work put us on the shortlisted.”

The TCT Awards celebrate the innovators, technologies and collaborators behind the best examples of 3D technology across the globe. They are open to companies offering design-to-manufacturing innovation. This new for 2019 Inspex Application Award sought to commend the most significant cases in the field of metrology and inspection.

Customers wanting to find out more about Physical Digital’s 3D scanning, measurement and inspection services should email info@physicaldigital.com or call 01483 750200.

Physical Digital takes a stand at GOM ATOS Tech Day

ATOS Tech day

Physical Digital’s Managing Director Tim Rapley and team will be showcasing the company’s expertise and Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement service as part of GOM’s ATOS Tech Day, held in Germany at the end of this month. The event, which is one of three global events, is held to showcase best in class solutions, alongside product updates for GOM’s global customers and partner network.

Tim says: “Physical Digital is the first company in the world to offer 3D Structured Light (3DSL) measurement that is accredited to the Nadcap standard AC 7130-4 for measurement and inspection. This is the highest level of recognition within the field of aerospace dimensional measurement and quality inspection. We are incredibly proud, as a company, to have achieved this. To be able to showcase our work at such a high-profile and well-respected event in our industry is very exciting.”

The ATOS event which coincides as the launch event for GOM ‘s brand-new ATOS 5 Airfoil, a specialist technology for high-speed measurement processes across the gas turbine industry. It is also billed as an event set to inspire those in the 3D measuring and metrology worlds, keeping them informed of cutting edge solutions.

Tim adds: “At the event, we will also be highlighting our approach to projects and the work we have done for a number of aerospace and industrial gas turbine OEM and tier 1 suppliers. We are looking forward to catching up with old colleagues as well as making new connections, and emphasising the importance of accuracy,  precision and traceability of 3D measurement.”

Over 14,000 GOM measuring systems are used worldwide to ensure the dimensional quality of parts across many industrial sectors including: aerospace, automotive, sheet-metal, cast and injection moulded products as well as many specialist parts in the turbine industries.

Find out more about Physical Digital’s 3D scanning, measurement and inspection services by calling us on 01483 750200 or email info@physicaldigital.com.

Physical Digital make TCT Awards 2019 finalist list

TCTAwards 2019 Finalist Logo

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the TCT Awards 2019.

Our entry ‘Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement’ has been reviewed by the TCT Expert Advisory board and has been voted as a finalist for the TCT Inspex Application Award.

The TCT Awards celebrate the innovators, technologies and collaborators behind the best examples of 3D technology across the globe and are open to companies offering design-to-manufacturing innovation.

 

What is the TCT Inspex Award? :

In the words of the TCT Award Team “If you can’t measure it, you can’t make it”, and as specialists in the field of metrology we couldn’t agree more! Accurate and fully traceable measurement is vital, especially when it comes to liability. The quality and accuracy of the data delivered by Physical Digital are provided with an unbroken chain of traceability back to international standards. The Inspex Application Award seeks to commend the most significant case study in the field of metrology and inspection.

Our entry ‘Nadcap Accredited 3DSL Measurement’

Physical Digital® are the first business in the world offering 3D Structured Light Scanning (3DSL) services accredited to Nadcap standards. Nadcap is an unprecedented cooperative industry approach to improve quality, while reducing costs, for quality assurance throughout the aerospace and defence industries.
With Physical Digital’s Nadcap 3D Scanning service our customers can be confident in the accuracy and precision of the data delivered for their project as it comes with full traceability.
The team at Physical Digital offer a suite of 3D Structured Light (3DSL) optical measurement services using the industry leading GOM metrology systems. Our highly trained and experienced team of engineers provide both in-house and mobile scanning services. Following measurement we are proud to offer in-house design services for full product reverse engineering. For more information on our reverse engineering services please see our website.

 

Looking forward to the final!

We are very much looking forward to the awards ceremony which is due to take place on Wednesday 25th September 2019 and is being held at the National Conference Centre (NCC) in the West Midlands, so “watch this space”.

Three other entries are joining us as finalists within the TCT Inspex Application category and we would like to send our congratulations.

 

Contact us

For all your 3D scanning, measurement and inspection requirements or to discuss reverse engineering, contact our experienced team on 01483 750200 or via our contact us page or email info@physicaldigital.com and we will be pleased to help you with your enquiry.

Our 3D Scanning systems

3D scan of strawberry

What 3D scanning equipment do you use?

One of the questions we get asked by our customers is “What 3D scanning equipment do you use and why?”

There are many types of 3D scanning equipment available on the market today, you can even download apps to 3D scan an object on your phone, however the fundamental difference is the level of accuracy and repeatability that you achieve.
Our MD Tim Rapley introduced the UK’s first GOM 3D scanning systems during his time at McLaren. Since then, the technological advancements made by the GOM company have earned them a prestigious reputation as leaders in the world of metrology.

3D scanning is the process of capturing a physical object and collecting surface data to generate a point cloud or polygon mesh that can be used for product design and development, analysis or help to refine production processes and improve product efficiency.

To demonstrate this, we decided to use an everyday item to showcase our metrology system’s capability and with Wimbledon in full swing (excuse the pun…net!) and an expected 166,055 portions of strawberries and cream being consumed this year, we thought a strawberry would be a good choice!

A strawberry has a lot of surface detail and as we specialise in capturing surface geometries, it brilliantly showcases the capability of the industry-renowned GOM metrology systems used by our expert team and the images demonstrate the level of accuracy that can be achieved. At Physical Digital we pride ourselves on the expert knowledge of our engineers and our rigorous processes and procedures such as environmental control, to ensure that we capture your project at very high-levels of accuracy.

Our GOM 3D scanning systems

Here at Physical Digital® we offer a suite of 3D Structured Light (3DSL) optical measurement services using the industry leading GOM 3D ATOS scanning systems.

GOM ATOS Triple Scan (8M)

This flexible scanning system is most commonly used for our mobile measurement services, allowing us to provide you a flexible service at your premises therefore minimising downtime. GOM ATOS Triple scanners are high resolution, optical digitizers that deliver rapid and precise three-dimensional measuring data. This can be used for the measurement and inspection of many industrial parts and when combined with our GOM TRITOP Photogrammetry systems can be used to capture larger objects such as wind turbines, boat hulls and train carriages etc.

The ATOS Triple Scan technology works by projecting a fringe pattern (Structured Light) onto the surface of the object which is recorded by two cameras and is based on the stereo camera principle. The narrow-band blue light enables precise measurements to be carried out independently of environmental lighting conditions, improving overall accuracy.
Using triangulation principles, the sensor accurately measures the divergence and convergence of the pattern, creating a high-density point cloud of surface measurements.

GOM ATOS Compact Scan (12M)

This is another of our mobile 3D scanning systems that is used for a wide range of applications. Its interchangeable lenses provide small to large fields of view with high detail accuracy. This enable a sharp and precise scan result, which lends itself perfectly for inspection and reverse engineering.

Both mobile 3D scanners also enables probing, which enables our engineers to capture deep pockets, bores holes or areas that cannot be accessed optically (line of sight).

GOM ATOS ScanBox 5120 (16M)

Based at our facility in Guildford, Surrey our GOM ATOS ScanBox is ideally suited for batch measurement for parts up to 2 metres in size such as blades blisks, turbines, vehicle components etc. It delivers rapid, high accuracy automated 3D measurements. Contained within our environmentally controlled measurement cell, the ScanBox utilises the GOM ATOS 16M Triple Scan sensor, with the ability to capture surface data with a detail resolution of more than 20 measuring points per millimetre.

What level of accuracy can be achieved?

Our 3D Measurement systems are able to capture up to 16 million points within 1-2 seconds. The level of accuracy achieved is often determined by the client and can vary on object size, complexity etc. Typically for a turbine blade we would look to achieve a precision of less than 5 microns.

For example of some of our projects, please see our case study page for more information on the different types of objects we are able to scan.

For all your 3D measurement and Inspection requirements, be it a strawberry, sculpture, jet turbine or industrial gas turbine, contact our experienced team on 01483 750200 or via our contact us page and we will be pleased to help you with your enquiry.

Team BMW title push continues at Oulton Park

Colin Turkington (GBR) WSR BMW

Team BMW continue their push for the title this weekend as Oulton Park in Cheshire takes the British Touring Car Championship to the halfway point of its 2019 season. A second-place finish and three top-six results last time out at Croft propelled Colin Turkington into an 11-point series lead while BMW grabbed the lead of the Manufacturers’ Championship.

With WSR-run Team BMW also holding second place in the Teams’ points table, three-time BTCC champion Colin is aiming for another strong set of performances on the 2.2-mile ‘Island’ layout of the picturesque parkland circuit. Colin, who is aiming for a record-equalling fourth BTCC crown, has two victories this year in the new BMW 330i M Sport and is a seven-time winner at Oulton Park, including doubles in 2009 and 2014.

For WSR, Oulton Park has also been a happy hunting ground. The Sunbury-on-Thames-based team have recorded 36 podiums and 13 wins in 21 years, including an incredible 1-2-3 finish and double-success last year.

Colin’s position at the top of the points means he carries the maximum 54kg success ballast into the weekend, making his 3 Series the heaviest car on the grid.

Team-mate Tom Oliphant is from nearby Tarporley and has a special connection with his local circuit. After equalling his career-best BTCC qualifying result with fifth on the grid at Croft and delivering a strong fifth-place finish in the opening race, he once again showed why he is widely-tipped to become a race winner in his second season in the series.

The Oulton triple-header on June 29-30 is the fifth of 10 events in this year’s BTCC, which takes in eight circuits the length and breadth of the country. Each race will be screened live and exclusively on ITV4 in HD.

Colin Turkington said: “I feel happy with where we are with the 3 Series and the development, so the plan is to go into the summer break with the momentum on our side. Oulton Park incorporates some of the most demanding corners in British motorsport such as Cascades and Druids, which require a lot of commitment, and it’s narrower than most tracks, which enhances the sense of speed. You really need to be on-point if you want to be on the pace. Going there as championship leader obviously presents its own challenges. It won’t be easy on maximum ballast though.”

Tom Oliphant said: “Oulton Park is very much home turf and I always enjoy going there. It’s one of my favourite tracks. It presents a unique challenge as a driver, and qualifying is a lot of fun as you push yourself and the car absolutely to the limit. Grid position is particularly important there, because the narrow track makes it difficult to overtake and you really need to get your elbows out to go forwards but I’ll arrive with no weight in the car, which will definitely be an advantage so I’m focussed on starting right at the front. I’m confident the new BMW 3 Series will feel good. I’ve had some terrible luck recently, so what we need above all else is a clean weekend and three consistent finishes”

Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “Oulton Park has traditionally been a very good circuit for WSR in recent years, but in 2019 the new BMW 330i M Sport has been fast everywhere, so there’s no reason to think we can’t score good points again, provided everybody continues working at the extremely high level we’ve set ourselves. Colin has won here many times in our cars and is always a factor, while Tom grew up near here and is keen to turn his strong qualifying pace into three good results.”

Jordan eyes more success at Oulton Park

Andrew Jordan and BMW Pirtek Racing head to Oulton Park this weekend aiming to maintain their sensational recent British Touring Car Championship form. The Lichfield driver has won more races than anybody else this season – five – including dominant doubles at each of the last two rounds at Thruxton and Croft in his WSR-run BMW 330i M Sport.

The 2013 champion returns to the scene of his maiden BTCC podium optimistic of continuing that run of results at the demanding 2.2-mile Cheshire circuit. His incredible recent run has lifted Andrew to fourth in the Drivers’ Championship – 26 points behind leader and WSR stablemate Colin Turkington, with 67 available this weekend. This means he carries 36kg success ballast into the weekend, which is certain to slow the BMW 3 Series in the numerous uphill traction zones at Oulton.

Andrew has a strong record in the BTCC at Oulton. Since recording his maiden BTCC podium there in 2008, he has added 11 more, including two wins.

For WSR, Oulton Park has also been a happy hunting ground. The Sunbury-on-Thames-based team have recorded 36 podiums and 13 wins in 21 years, including an incredible 1-2-3 finish and double-win last year.

Another triumph this weekend would mean that the Sunbury-on-Thames team’s BMWs have been victorious in six consecutive seasons at the track.

The Oulton triple-header on June 29-30 is the fifth of 10 events in this year’s BTCC, which takes in eight circuits the length and breadth of the country. Each race will be screened live and exclusively on ITV4 in HD.

Andrew Jordan, Driver, BMW Pirtek Racing, said: “Oulton Park has been one of my strongest circuits in recent seasons, and I love it. We need to hold our expectations in-check, but I do go to Oulton expecting to challenge for pole position and race wins – and if we can’t win, we need to keep bagging points. Yes, ballast has a greater effect than at most places, but I’ve won races on full weight this season, so it’s not something I think about. We’ve found the sweet spot with the new 3 Series, and the confidence level is sky-high. I think we are the strongest package on the grid right now, so we need to use that positive momentum to keep moving forwards.”

Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “AJ and the whole team have been in terrific form recently, qualifying well when his car was light, and still being able to succeed when his car’s had full ballast in Race Two. We managed a 1-2-3 finish at Oulton last year with the BMW 1 Series, and the new 3 Series should be a little better-suited to the fast corners here, so even with the ballast he carries, he should be capable of qualifying and racing well.”

Photo credit JEP/BMW.

Shaping the future for 3DSL measurement with Nadcap accreditation

Aerospace Blade Mesh - 3D Scanning

Physical Digital® become first company in the world to receive Nadcap accreditation for Measurement and Inspection using 3D Structured Light (3DSL).

Nadcap recognizes Physical Digital for its commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality.

We have provided 3DSL measurement services to the Aerospace industry for many years, completing repeatability studies, batch measurement, inspection and analysis on industrial components from single turbine blades to complete jet turbine engines and full aircraft. Our exemplary service has built us a reputation over the years as the leading service provider of 3D Structured Light scanning services within the UK. As a business our company has grown substantially over recent years, and this has allowed us to improve our facilities and refine our business processes to ensure that we continue to deliver the highest level of accuracy and traceability for our customers.

At our facility in Guildford, Surrey, we operate a state-of-the-art metrology facility optimised for 3D optical measurement with environmental monitoring and controls including precise temperature control, diffused airflow distribution, optimised lighting and humidity monitoring to ensure any effects are understood and mitigated.

Physical Digital receive Nadcap accreditation for demonstrating ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications.

 

Our Managing Director Tim Rapley commented: “Physical Digital is the first company in the world to achieve a NADCAP accreditation for Measurement and Inspection using 3D Structured Light. Using industry-leading GOM metrology systems, we specialise in capturing high-accuracy surface data for a wide variety of industrial sectors such as Aerospace and Power Generation. All measurement data captured is completed under the rigorous constraints and stringent business processes, with all data traceable back to the international standard. This accreditation is the highest accolade that we could have hoped to achieve as a business and as Managing Director and company founder, it fills me with pride. It is also well-deserved recognition for the hard work and dedication of our highly-skilled and experienced team of Metrologist and Engineers. Achieving a Nadcap accreditation of our 3DSL services will provide our customers with the added assurance that Physical Digital deliver the highest quality data with unprecedented levels of traceability”.

 

“Nadcap accreditation is universally acknowledged as a significant undertaking. Validating compliance to industry standards, best practices and customer requirements, Nadcap has long been incorporated by the aerospace industry into their risk mitigation activity. Congratulations are therefore due to Physical Digital as their hard work has resulted in achieving Nadcap accreditation for Measurement and Inspection using 3D Structured Light and their supporting company Quality Management System,” commented Michael J. Hayward, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute.

Click here to find out more about our Nadcap Measurement and Inspection services using 3D Structured Light.

About Nadcap: 

Created in 1990 by SAE International, Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (PRI). PRI is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at www.p-r-i.org or contact PRI at PRI@p-r-i.org

Media Contact:

For all media enquiries please contact: Lucy Steer, lucy@physicaldigital.com or +44 (1) 1483 750 200.