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How to Ensure Quality Control When Converting Mylars to 3D CAD

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

How to Ensure Quality Control When Converting Mylars to CAD

Many organizations, have large inventories of old Mylar drawings. (Mylar is a trade name for BOPET (biaxially-oriented polyethyleneterephthalate) polyester film, which has been widely used by engineering designers in their work.)  Mylar was a favored media because schematics that are printed on Mylar reflect the depth and dimension of the finished project more easily than blueprints or paper drawings.

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Maintaining Aging Aircraft Fleets and Mylar Design Drawings

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

Maintaining Aging Aircraft Fleets and Mylar Design Drawings

Overview

According to some statistics, as many as 63% of commercial airlines currently flying were built according to designs that are more than 20 years old.  While the planes themselves may not be that old, the designs, and therefore the drawings from which they’re fabricated are.  For instance all Boeing DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, 707, 727, 737-100/-200, and 747-100/-200/-300 airplanes were designed before 1979 and have accumulated 67 percent of the 403 million total hours flown.

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