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PES Scanning engineers help create car for supermodel’s Italian Adventure image

Maserati 4200 road car

It’s not often that you get a call to help create a unique car for a former supermodel, but that was the case for the PES Scanning team this summer. Last weekend the quiet Italian town of Castell’Arquato, south of Milan was transformed as the cream of Italian supercars and motorbikes, plus 500 top cyclists took part in the inaugural Best of Italy Festival 2016. Maserati brand ambassador Jodie Kidd required something a little bit different to race up the hill climb at the festival and a plan was born to convert a Maserati 4200 road car into a replica of the famous 320S monoposto concept car that was displayed by the company at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show. The PES Scanning team, located at the Advanced ...

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BMW’s robots create 3D scanned models of its cars with insane accuracy image

Article from Andrew Krok on Roadshow by CNET website. It’s incredibly complicated to build a car. With facilities around the world, most automakers need to ensure everyone is on the same page. BMW is taking a novel approach to this issue, using 3D optical scanners to create accurate 3D models that it can use between the development and production stages. Two robot arms on rails scan an entire vehicle — in this case, the all-new, next generation BMW 5 Series — and create a 3D model of the car that’s accurate down to 100 micrometres, which is the average diameter of a human hair. The robot arms capture surfaces measuring 80 cm by 80 cm, and it compiles them into a complete model. It takes a couple ...

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3D scans help create custom Maserati for inaugural ‘Best of Italy’ event gallery

Our small part in helping produce a custom Maserati for Jodie Kidd’s participation in a celebration of Italian brands, food and wine. The inaugural Best of Italy’ Festival will take place between September 16-18 in Castell’Arquato, Italy. Over 150+ Supercars and Motorbikes, as well as 500 top cyclists will take part in this celebration of all things Italian. As part of this the event organisers commissioned GT Forte Ltd to produce an exclusive one-off custom Maserati, based on the 2001 Maserati 320S concept car, to be driven at the event by supermodel Jodie Kidd. The base car used was a Maserati 4200 Spyder, redesigned to replicate the original ‘barchetta’ style of the 320S, with a small windscreen in front of the driver, a visible roll-over bar with aerodynamic fairing in the ...

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BMW designers turn to 3D scanning in quest for Paralympic Gold gallery

BMW has turned to 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to design lightweight, aerodynamic carbon fibre wheelchairs & custom 3D printed gloves for Team USA Paralympic athletes. BMW’s Designworks set out to address the limitations of current racing wheelchairs using 3D scanning and 3D printing technology. The first step was to 3D scan the chairs, and analyse the scan data with CFD simulation software to see how they performed and where improvements could be made. BMW’s designers have re-imagined the racing wheelchairs around three key principles: aerodynamics, a stiffer chassis, and customised seats for each athlete, in the same way that racing drivers have personalised seat fittings. This led to the decision to switch from welded aluminium to carbon fibre as the primary material for the chairs. The ...

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3D Scanning Ability Helps Bring History Back To Life image

Imperial War Museum

PES engineers played a key part in bringing history back to life in a gallery for the Imperial War Museum. The Museum were planning a new interactive display entitled ‘Extraordinary Heroes’, celebrating tales of heroic endeavour resulting in the awards of either the George Cross or Victoria Cross. One such story was that of PC Tony Gledhill GC who pursued and eventually apprehended a gang of armed robbers, including the infamous John McVicar, in South East London in the 1960’s. During the chase PC Gledhill’s 1962 Wolseley 6/110 Mk II police car was damaged and it was decided to include an accurate model of the car within the display. As the model would need to reflect the crash damage that had been ...

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