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3D Scanning

Beaulieu Land Speed Record Cars

The iconic cars housed in the Beaulieu museum, featuring the Sunbeams, Bluebird and Golden Arrow, were 3D scanned and photographed to create a permanent digital archive record for the museum. Of course, this will help preserve them for many future generations to admire, people who will never visit to see and, should disaster befall them,  the bodyshop to re-create, but it also shows how accessing 3D technologies can
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Sunbeam 350HP laser scanned 3D

3D Scanning

Specialising in vehicles, but we have scanned everything from the Washington Monument to tiny items, 3D Engineers can undertake the vast majority of scanning work. You would not expect a carpenter to arrive with only chisels and the armoury we can bring to your project includes four types of scanner, qualified CAD design experience, winners of two international awards and the ability to work the initial scan through
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Worldwide service

3DE hire out equipment and offer 3D scanning and CAD services worldwide. Experience, the best equipment/software and speed of working ensure that any travel cost is outweighed by savings elsewhere. Being an extremely responsive business we are up for almost any challenge. In recent years we have: Received a scanning order in Italy on Friday and been on site scanning first thing Monday morning. Scanned ten extremely r
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Ferrari 250 GTO CAD design 3D Engineers

Ferrari 250 GTO 3D scans and body buck

To be able to 3D laser scan one Ferrari 250 GTO is a privilege, but we have now scanned two. This makes us possibly unique on the planet (outside Ferrari?) in being able to make a direct comparison between different cars and move forward with the technical ability to use the data to make a buck/art installation. Early Ferrari bodies differ for a very good reason: the bodies were generally created in a rush, using a m
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1913 Renault DQ 40/45CV

Renault Type DQ 40/45Cv (1913) – Body design

This pre World War I Renault is one of our favourite projects. The client is great. The car is great. The design is by popular opinion spot on. The work required virtually every tool in our technological armoury involving advanced CAD, 3D scanning, scanning in sub zero temperature (not easy for most scanners), working in the “field” with no power available and combining programme plug-ins that we mixed an
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Okrasa Special with section buck

Okrasa Special – 3D scan and section buck

The Okrasa Special is a Volkswagen and Porsche based special with its own bespoke chassis. It has Porsche 550 Spyder approximate dimensions. So compact and lithe then! At this point it would be good to say what we did not do and this was essentially any part of the body design bar showing the design slightly cropped at the front over the front wheel arch. The model produced by Steve (the Okrasa’s custodian) and
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1905 Corre veteran car 3D laser scanned

1905 Corre 3D – 3D veteran car scan

The Corre was based on a Renault design as witnessed by the radiator being behind the engine and the vehicle having the Renault coal scuttle style bonnet. This 1905 Veteran car had not long completed the 2014 London-Brighton run when we 3D laser scanned it. The resulting data, known as a point cloud, had over 6,000,000 points. The data has since been post-processed and, for example, can now be used for measuring betw
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Bentley Continental style body designed by 3D Engineers

Bentley R-Type – Continental style body design & buck

The Bentley R-Type Continental is one of the few cars to genuinely deserve the label iconic. Production ran to the low hundreds and its style and sophistication have led to an an enormous increase in prices during recent years. However, even though you may not be able to afford an original car, the Bentley R-Type is still readily available and a chassis restoration and re-body is a financially viable proposition. Hav
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Ballot 2LS

Ballot 2LS – 3D scanning and body design

Design brief 3D Engineers was required to reconstruct the original car using contemporary photographs and 3D scanning to create a virtual body that could then be refined to match those period images. Critically the rear design of the vehicle was not known. This work was then to be used to re-create the car in reality. “I asked 3D Engineers to help me re-create the car’s original body, which had been removed in
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Mitchell Special at Silverstone

Mitchell Special MKII – Bespoke body and buck design

Design brief The brief could not have been simpler – or as hard….. Our client gave us around 50 pictures of cars he liked (and 50 of those he didn’t) and asked us to design a car in the spirit of, but looking nothing like, any of them.    
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