“Johannes’ experience will help us to better anticipate the inspection needs in wind turbine blade production,” said Erik Klaas, CTO, 8tree. “In addition, his thorough command of the field will help accelerate industry awareness and adoption of waveCHECK, 8tree’s latest product, developed specifically for wrinkle inspection in the composite environment.”

Prior to this new assignment, Johannes spent more than a decade in the wind-blade industry, applying his technical expertise and building his domain depth as Global Technical Program Manager at TPI Composites, as well as Project Manager & Senior Engineer at DNV GL.

“waveCHECK will facilitate faster and better decisions in quality control and enhance both quality and economic efficiency of blade manufacturing operations,” said Johannes. “I look forward to explaining its benefits during the upcoming Wind Turbine Blade 2020 Virtual Summit.”

8tree will attend this virtual event, under Johannes’ guidance. While it is 8tree’s first time attending, Johannes is a well-known industry figure at this annual conference.

About waveCHECK™

waveCHECK relies on 3D optical scanning to help wind-turbine blade manufacturers quantify critical defects with unparalleled accuracy and improved confidence. The AR-enabled, “Go/no-go” visual feedback, empowers technicians and engineers to instantly measure the direction, width, height and key ratio criteria of wrinkles on composite material. This end-to-end digital workflow, helps operators quickly define repair strategies for wrinkle defects.
waveCHECK saves repair time, reduces rework costs and increases reliability of wrinkle measurements. This leads to higher safety standards and product quality in blade manufacturing.

For more information and to see waveCHECK 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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