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Leica Geosystems Announces Lockheed Martin Contract

Published: Monday, September 6, 2004 - 22:00

Lockheed Martin Corp. announced it will buy a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and laser scanner from Leica Geosystems Inc. for use in its Forth Worth, Texas, headquarters.

Under the terms of the contract, Leica’s metrology division will deliver an LR200 laser scanner (which combines radar, laser and 3-D software technologies) with a wireless T-Probe CMM. Lockheed uses laser tracking systems to demonstrate its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft modules and mating concepts as well as measuring and inspect assembly tooling details based on CAD models.

Leica’s LR200 delivers scan rates up to 1,000 points per second at distances up to 48 m, with accuracy up to 20 µm. It can also capture single point-to-point measurements and scan reflectorless surfaces like a green laser. Leica’s hand-held T-Probe CMM will be implemented with the LTD800/700 laser tracker series and enables the operator to capture 3-D data in a flexible manner.

For more information, visit www.leica-geosystems.com/metrology.

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