Australian Institute of Sport

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) was established under of the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989, to build sustainable winning systems for Australian athletes that are measured through consistently producing podium success over multiple cycles, inspiring the next generation.

The AIS’s investment philosophy is to target multiple medallists over multiple cycles, and support their partners through their resources, research and facilities. They know that success will be driven by innovation, athlete wellbeing, targeted investment and a commitment to being “ahead of the game internationally”.

These core values instigated an exhaustive search into the latest 3D scanning technology capable of meeting the stringent guidelines that the AIS are renowned for. As a result, Hi-Tech Metrology were approached to present the extensive range of Creaform Scanners and after much research and investigation they acquired the HandySCAN BLACK|Elite.

Essential to their decision was the availability of professional, nation-wide training and support personnel both initially and ongoing for the project. Hi-Tech Metrology has a number of Engineers located throughout Australia which provided the reassurance that AIS needed to proceed with a the HandySCAN BLACK|Elite purchase.

Since acquiring the BLACK|Elite Callum McNamara says “we can undertake tasks such as reverse engineering, in field measurement and data referencing for complex CAD modelling; which in the past were either done manually or not at all. The ability to capture high resolution data at a rapid rate including highly reflective surfaces translates to delivering projects on time in a high-performance environment.”

The investment in this leading-edge, dynamic scanning technology ensures the AIS maintains its commitment to providing innovative solutions and giving Australian athletes their best chance at achieving international sporting success.

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