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Engineering industry professionals use 3D technologies for anything from reverse engineering to creating prototypes.
Reverse engineering or scan based design utilising tools like 3D scanners makes the process simpler, faster, more accurate and relatively inexpensive. Whether it is an old mould with no drawings which needs to be reproduced or a bespoke component designed to fit an exisiting product 3D scanning is the most cost effective way to achieve the end result. Of course not all the work is done by the scanner and in a lot of cases scans will require some level of post processing using specialist 3D software and tools. Thinglab has a wealth of experience supplying and using a wide variety of tools for working with scan data.
3D printers are used to quickly and inexpensively produce accurate prototypes, or working parts, in a wide variety of materials.
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Feature: Nika Holding automotive accessories
Nika Holding produces mats based on a method that is impossible without scanning. Computer processing of the data ensures a perfect fit of a pattern to the automobile surface. After researching the market for existing technologies, the company tried the M Model scanner made by Artec.
“In choosing this particular model, we knew we needed a rather compact device so that it would be easy to scan with it in the tight confines of a car interior. Also, the scanner would often be used in production in conditions where the sturdiness of the casing would be especially important,” comments an employee at Nika Holding.
Company: Pankl Racing Systems Industry: Manufacturing Profile: Pankl Racing Systems, a subsidiary of KTM Industries, specializes in developing and manufacturing engine and drivetrain components for racing cars, high performance vehicles,…
Nika Holding is a manufacturer of automotive accessories. The company has been in the automotive accessories market for about 2 years, engaged in production of floor mats for trunks and…
Artec scanners are used by Hyundai in perceived quality for scanning automobile seats. The Artec L scanner is used to create a 3D model of a car seat. It is…
The Vladimir Auto Specialty Center began operating in 2003. The company specializes in exclusive work on automotive customizing. They create truly unique designs of interiors and convert large off-road vehicles…
This started out as a job for Artec. We were asked to scan parts of a car for our client. When we saw the minivan, we fell in love with…
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