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Sneak preview

Our new Octane ad airs this week, end July 2017, so here’s a quick glance for you ahead of time – nothing beats seeing it in the flesh though!
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Beaulieu Motor Museum part reverse engineered

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

This week we’ve been at Beaulieu reverse engineering some essential engine parts. We just love this museum, both as official visitors and when on a ‘busman’s holiday’ with the family. Go and see this place ASAP if you haven’t already! Details here.
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Pre WWII Mercedes plan to be created in CAD

Creating parts like these is easiest from a CAD file, so one of the things we’re happy to do is to take 2d plans and create the 3E part ready for machining. Parts are then accurate to the plans, but if wanted, can be modified to suit. If you think how many parts there are in even a simple car, then working – as one has to – like this on some of them just goes to show why restoration takes time and m
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Tiger Moth 3D scan

Remember the news of our new scanner and the Tiger Moth experience? Here’s some of the RAW scan data – just how good is that? Post-processing now is a very refined task and the detail captured incredible. Boeing approve this equipment and we believe ourselves to be the only people in the UK to have it.
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National Historic Vehicle Register accepts Cadillac Type 57

3D scanned at first and then drawn from this in 2D plans, the Cadillac Type 57 is another car in a sequence ongoing by 3D Engineers with the Historic Vehicle Association in the USA to record and preserve the heritage of America’s motoring history. See http://www.historicvehicle.org/nationalregister for further info.
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New Boeing-approved scanning equipment

We’re very excited with our latest investment in more laser scanning technology and 3D immersive photography. We can now offer a service 7 x more accurate than before – and that was mm perfect!! Other improvements include better quality scanning and with our amazing new 3D camera, panoramic takes on a whole new meaning. It’s no mean feat at £52k, but it’s well worth it for our clients. In the
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3D Engineers in launch issue of Historic Racing Technology magazine

Not only are we featured in an article about our reverse engineering skills, but we are also behind some of the other large success stories you can read about in this new mag, launched in the summer.
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Old Yeller II – 1959 Balchowsky Buick Special – 3D scanned

Old Yeller II custodian with creator. Ernie Nagamatsu with Max Balchowsky Being the custodian of a unique historic racing car and enjoying racing it presents the owner with a difficult question: if I crash it how will I get it re-created as it was before? This would include the inevitable idiosyncrasies that gives a classic automobile its’ character and uniqueness. Old Yeller II with Bob Bondurant 3D laser scan
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New 3D Engineers advert rolled out.

Watch out for our new advert. If you need car scanning, design or reverse engineering we are the market leader. Visit the 3D Engineers website
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Laser scanning as an insurance policy for your classic vehicle

Classic vehicles are typically hand made and therefore have the individuality of build owners love and appreciate. However, what happens if your car is damaged in an accident or by fire? How will you get it repaired as close to original as possible? 3D Engineers have the solution. Scan your vehicle so its surface topography is preserved should the worst happen. An added benefit is creating the new body, having create
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