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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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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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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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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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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 CAD rendering Turner wheel

“Turner” wheel and drum

As part of another project reverse engineering the body of another beautiful old car, we were required to 3D scan and reverse engineer a very rare Turner wheel and drum. Being of an unusual design, using a Bugatti Type 35 style wheel with integral drum, this was an interesting project all of itself. The idea was that the drum section could remain the same and the rim area be changed for different tyre sizes. Our work
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Westland Whirlwind reverse engineering project

We are pleased to be playing a small part in the re-creation of this superb World War II twin-engined fighter bomber. Essentially our role is 3D scanning two models that were used by Westland for aerodynamic testing. The subsequent data has been post-processed so the CAD crew the project team already has on board can create the body surface in conjunction with the plans that already exist. We wish the Whirlwind Fight
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Two wheeled Land Speed Record attempt

The key part of this project was knowing the right people. Having been approached to help this UK attempt on the two wheeled land speed record in 2014, it was apparent that the project would have overwhelmed our resources. However we knew a team that might be able to help and after a meeting, the Motorsport Department of the University of Derby agreed to assist. The project is on track to go to Bonneville in 2014 and
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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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