8tree recognized for continuous innovative strength - Innovationprize awarded

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VR-Innovationprize awarded to 8tree for envisioning and creating dentCHECK – the aviation industry’s de facto standard for damage-mapping

VR-Innovationprize cheque presentation with Erik Klaas (l., CTO, 8tree) and Thomas Bucher (r., Director, Volksbank eG Überlingen).

VR-Innovationprize cheque presentation with Erik Klaas (l., CTO, 8tree) and Thomas Bucher (r., Director, Volksbank eG Überlingen).

8tree continues to be recognized for continuous innovations in its design of user-centric technologies that enhance quality and efficiency. The company’s dentCHECK tool – now the standard for damage-mapping within the aviation sector –was awarded the VR-Innovationprize. This was the 20th consecutive year in which the Baden-Württemberg Volksbank & Raiffeisenbanken awarded the prize.

dentCHECK is a handheld optical 3D surface inspection tool that was purpose-built for the aviation industry. It measures and documents structural damage on aircraft, with incredible speed and accuracy. Every feature and capability of the tool is the result of direct input from aircraft technicians, mechanics and engineers. In essence, dentCHECK was defined by aviation professionals for use by aviation professionals.

Why do speed and accuracy matter? Dent-damage can determine if an aircraft is airworthy. Taking too long to inspect the damage costs the airline money, as the aircraft stays grounded. However, producing uncertain measurement results can compromise safety and cost lives. dentCHECK was designed to help on both fronts, by creating an end-to-end digitized workflow. In doing so, dentCHECK produces consistently accurate measurement reports while delivering time-savings of up to 90%.

How does it work? Point-and-click to get instant answers – just like a camera. Leveraging integrated augmented-reality (AR), the answers, or measurement results, are visually superimposed on the damaged aircraft surface, using an intuitive color scheme and numerical annotations. Furthermore, the measurement analytics are directly accessible via the cloud for further reporting and auditing purposes.

Dozens of well-known aviation and aerospace industry brands, including Airbus, Lufthansa-Technik, Delta Air Lines and Gulfstream, have embraced dentCHECK – an innovation that is made in Constance, Germany.

For more information and to see dentCHECK in action, visit http://www.8-tree.com
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About 8tree
8tree makes 3D optical surface inspection tools that solve chronic problems for multiple industries. 8tree’s products empower every operator – from mechanics on the floor, to engineers in the lab – with actionable precise measurements, portability and performance. With its patented user-centric product design, instant ‘go/no-go’ answers and zero-learning curve, 8tree is committed to making precision 3D scanning more broadly accessible – technically and commercially.

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