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Car body design
Mitchell Special at Silverstone

Car bodies designed

3D Engineers have created body designs that have featured on the front page and within the worlds most prestigious car magazines. All our designs are created in close collaboration and with the assistance of the client. They are often one-offs designed for people that are not happy to even have a limited edition of a make such as Ferrari or Aston Martin. Our first design was the Mitchell Special MKII. The design brie
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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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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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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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Steady Special and 3D Engineers egg crate buck

The “Steady Special” – 3D scan, body design & buck

The “Steady Special” is a vehicle design conceived by Ronald “Steady” Barker many years ago and brought to life by a 3D Engineers design. As with virtually every other design we have done, the shape was guided by the client’s needs and desires. Click picture above for information on Ronald “Steady” Barker Click picture above to view history of the Steady Special up to 2012 Cl
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3D Engineers aluminium car body design

A S Motorsport DBR

The Brief To start the project, 3D Engineers was recruited to scan an existing Aston Martin DBR2 replica and subtly manipulate the subsequent data to enable the creation of a vehicle with revised features. In particular the bodywork aft of the doors was revised to create a vehicle that not only more faithfully followed the original car’s lines, but as a useful by-product, also increased the boot volume. Once th
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Lancia Flaminia 3D scan deviation enabled

Lancia Flaminia

Design brief Having acquired a Lancia Flaminia in need of restoration, the client asked us to create a buck to assist the process. Furthermore the buck needed to be symmetrical….something the original cars were definitely not.
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Jaguar XJ13 re-creation, buck design and 3D scanning

  In 1971 the XJ13 famously crashed at MIRA suffering extensive damage. It was subsequently rebuilt with a revised specification. Over the years we have created both versions of the XJ13 in CAD and from this designed the bucks and bodies. Manufacture in aluminium subsequently occurred. Jaguar Magazine featured work we created on the front page of its magazine.    
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