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3D Scanning Helps Optimise Marine Aerodynamics standard

Porta Performance has used 3D Scanning and other advanced technologies to devlop the most advanced race boat designs both hydrodynamically and aerodynamically. Scott Porta of Porta Performance undertook the challenge to solve the “unsolvable problem” which comes from an offshore racing dynamic. What happens at 100+ MPH when a catamaran converts from a boat to an airplane without wings? Porta stated, “Here’s the dynamic, the engines are supported by a plane of hard water coming from the hull on the bottom of the gear cases … only until the boat launches and flies. At that point, the engines become a thousand pounds of dead weight, the centre of gravity shifts, the bow elevates, and the rest is history.” Porta Performance’s scanning partner ...

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3D Scanning in the 19th Century standard

Excerpt from an article from Fabbaloo.com Whilst 3D scanning is typically seen as a modern technology, there is evidence that it could be a lot older than you might imagine. This idea of moving around a subject to obtain a number of different views in order to build up a 3D model is in fact not new at all. The “photo sculpture” process was invented in 1860 by French artist François Willème. According to Wikipedia: “A photo-sculpture is the reproduction of persons, animals, and things, in 3-dimensions by taking a series of photos in the round and using them as synchronized photo projections to create a sculpture. The process was invented and patented by French artist (painter, sculptor and photographer) François Willème in ...

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Combining CT Scanning with Additive Manufacturing standard

Excerpt from an article www.digitalengineering247.com CT scanning has the ability to provide detailed quality inspection scans of 3D printed parts for many industries. This role in additive manufacturing supplements how CT scanning is already used in reverse engineering activities. Whilst 3D printing enables the production of parts in previously impossible designs, there is a need to inspect them, and that’s where CT scanning comes in. As 3D printing allows the production of complex internal structures, CT scanners provide a unique way to help quality inspect the accuracy of printed parts which will be used in production. Other scanning and metrology techniques are limited to only recording the exterior surfaces of the parts. “We see a lot of interest in printing components because ...

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PES Performance’s success recognised at regional IOD Awards standard

The continued success of PES Performance has been recognised and commended by the Institute of Directors at its recent Awards event for IoD Yorkshire and North East. At the awards ceremony in York, PES Performance’s Managing Director Mike Maddock was acknowledged for his leadership with a Highly Commended award in the SME Director of the Year category. Mike set up PES Performance in 2011, with business partner Dan Fleetcroft, as a high-performance engineering business, working across multiple sectors, and delivering engineering solutions for clients. They soon realised that there was a real opportunity, in high-value niche markets, for a team of highly skilled engineers and business solution specialists; an offering which remains fairly unique today. With a 40% growth in the last financial ...

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Swansea University Use 3D Scanning to Save Sea Life standard

A marine biology project led by students at the University of Swansea has used 3D scanners to create full body 3D scans of dolphins, sharks, and large turtles. The 3D models produced enabled the design and customisation of tags which gather data on the speed and activity levels of the animal, offering detailed information on migration patterns and the effects of ocean temperatures on their behaviour. Swansea University’s Lab for Animal Movement (SLAM) researches marine animal life using state-of-the-art tagging technology and leading data visualization techniques. This is done to understand more about the lives of marine animals in the depths of the ocean, even when they are out of sight. Led by Lloyd Hopkins, a Ph.D student, SLAM have been focused ...

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3D scanning technology helps Porsche restore original 917 icon standard

The iconic Porsche 917 race car was introduced in 1969 and brought Porsche its first win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1970. The 917 was made more famous by starring in Steve McQueen's 1971 film ‘Le Mans.’ In preparation for the forthcoming “50 years of the 917” anniversary event, the Porsche Museum decided to restore the original longtail 917 (917-001) back to how it looked on its original appearance at the 1969 Geneva Auto Show.   917-001 is transformed into a Le Mans winner In September 1970, after Porsche’s victory at Le Mans, the 917-001 was converted into the winning 1970s short-tail version. Various modifications were made before the car was exhibited at the Paris Motor Show, and eventually became a ...

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3D Scanning Saves Astronomical Time standard

From January to the end of October 2018, the Old Town Astronomical Clock in Prague underwent a restoration project. The goal of the restoration work was to give the watch its original look and original tuners of the 1960s. During the Second World War, the astronomical clock was hit by bullets and subsequent fire severely damaged the clock. After the war, the clock was repaired to be fully functional again. More contemporary approaches were used to fix the clock. As a result, the whole mechanism consisted of both historical and modern-day parts. After the renovation, this cultural and historical monument was to return to a state that was both functionally and visually reminiscent of its original version. The Czech Horological Society was ...

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PES Performance join Northern Powerhouse Export Champions standard

PES Performance has been invited to join the Northern Powerhouse Export Champions 2019 initiative, recently launched by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Part of a wider national DIT Export Champions programme, the chosen businesses will help promote the importance of exporting to their industry and get other UK businesses thinking globally. This network of UK companies will act as ambassadors for exporting, sharing success stories, offering practical advice and leading by example. Performance Engineered Solutions Ltd, (PES Performance) based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) is a high-performance engineering design business, delivering technologically advanced design solutions to clients both in the UK and internationally. Mike Maddock, managing director of PES Performance explained the reasons for supporting the Export Champions initiative: “Given the ...

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Audi & Porsche Forced to Change Plans After Reverse Engineering New Tesla standard

The benefits of reverse engineering competitor products have been shown again recently in the automotive industry. Reports in the German press indicate that Audi and Porsche may be forced to plan a new direction for their electric vehicles (EVs) after reverse engineering and analysing the new Tesla Model 3. It seems that the German automakers are concerned that the Tesla’s progress in manufacturing materials and process linked to low production costs will prove difficult to match with their own planned EVs being developed to compete in that market sector. It is thought that the Audi and Porsche engineers are having to change plans for their Premium Platform Electric (PPE) programme because Tesla’s Model 3 is much better than they had anticipated. Part ...

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The PES Scanning team and all at PES performance would like to wish all our clients, project partners and suppliers a Merry Christmas and a successful 2019. The office will close at 5pm on Friday 21st December and reopen on 7th January 2019. Urgent enquiries can be sent via enquiries@pes-performance.com as this email will be monitored periodically throughout the holiday ...

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