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Reverse Engineering a Mazda 1300 Grill

The Problem

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.

The Solution

3D scanning technology offers a lightning-fast and highly effective way to transform complex freeform shapes into digital models. First, we scanned the grill and logo separately using our high-tech Creaform GoScan 3D scanners, which allow us to rapidly capture the complex geometry of the pieces with absolute precision.



The Result

Our client was delighted with the final digital model, which can now be printed in a range of materials and affixed to his car to complete his restoration project. Should the client require subsequent modifications to the design, this will be simple to achieve using our powerful suite of 3D software. For example, we could replicate the grill style but resize it to fit a vehicle of different dimensions.

This case study shows that 3D scanning techniques can significantly improve upon the speed and effectiveness of traditional manual methods when it comes to replicating components for vehicle restorations, as well as a wide range of other applications. For help with your next restoration project, simply contact the friendly team at Absolute 3d today.

Reversed Engineered Model