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Case Studies

Reverse Engineering Renault Trafic Cargo bay

We use leading-edge laser scanners to create a precise 3D scan of the vans. Our laser scanners are ideal for capturing intricate and irregular surface details, and are accurate to 0.02mm. This enables complex dimensions to be extracted with ease. We then convert this raw scan data into a user-friendly CAD model. Our client simply imports the CAD model into SolidWorks to design the fit out.

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Reverse Engineering Car Tail light

Our client was restoring a classic car, and since replacement parts for such a classic are extremely rare, our client decided to have a new ones manufactured. However, the original would first have to be reverse engineered which is where our highly accurate scanners proved invaluable.

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Reverse Engineering AJS 7R Cylinder Head

Our client was restoring a 1950’s AJS 7R Boy Racer, which had a cylinder head that was damaged beyond repair. Since replacement parts for such classics are extremely rare our client decided to have a new one manufactured. However, the original would first have to be reverse engineered which is where our highly accurate scanners proved invaluable.

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1965 Ford Mustang Right-hand-drive Conversion

Many classic cars originate in the USA where they’re designed to drive on the right side of the road. This presents a challenge for motor enthusiasts who want to drive such vehicles on Australian roads.
One classic car aficionado contacted Absolute 3D for help to convert his 1965 Ford Mustang from left-hand-drive to right-hand-drive. The instrument cluster and glove box cover in this car are quite straightforward, so owners often simply swap the parts from left to right to perform a conversion. However this is not an ideal solution, since the parts are not completely symmetrical.

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3D Scanning Australian Open Trophies

Each year, Tennis Australia awards trophies to male and female Australian Open tennis champions. These trophies are handmade using traditional techniques, and the manufacturer ensures that each trophy looks similar. This means it would be difficult to produce a replica if the original was lost or damaged and the manufacturer went out of business. In order to mitigate this risk, Tennis Australia approached Absolute 3D to create a digital archive of the trophies.

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3D scanning pool pump

We began by scanning and digitising the pump using our leading-edge ScanTech AXE-B17 laser scanner. Then we remodelled the pump using 3DS Max. The scan data acted as a guide to ensure accuracy during the remodelling process. We also made some design modifications as requested by our client. Finally, we used Substance Painter to add texture to the model.

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3D Scanning Portable Radio

3D models deliver a more compelling and interactive experience for customers, allowing them to zoom in and view items from an infinite range of perspectives. Our client, a portable radio vendor, required a 3D model of one of his products to enhance the marketing on his website. He reached out to Absolute 3D for help to create a 3D model, as well as some photorealistic 2D renders of the radio.

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Reverse Engineering a Mazda 1300 Grill

Our client was building a show car, which he wanted to feature a Mazda 1300 grill. However, these grills are very rare, and he was unable to locate one to purchase. Fortunately, he already had a Mazda 1300 grill from another vehicle that he had restored previously, so he brought this one into Absolute3D’s Melbourne studio.

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1965 Ford Falcon Right-hand-drive Conversion

To make this American classic look like a true right-hand-drive, the parts had to be scanned, mirrored and 3D printed. First we scanned all the parts using a Creaform GoScan 20 scanner. Then the raw scan data was imported into Geomagic Design X and converted from polygon format to a NURBS-format CAD model so the text could be modified using SolidWorks.

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Reverse Engineering Swimming Goggles

Low-profile, lightweight, ergonomic swimming goggles can boost an athlete’s competitiveness and speed in the water. Our client, a swimwear design company, wanted to redesign a pair of swim goggles in order to improve their comfort and performance. But without a CAD model to work with, the company was unsure how to begin, so they contacted Absolute 3D to help create a digital 3D model of their new design.

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