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How 3D Scanning is helping Cycling New Zealand design better handle bars for their Omlypic Team

We were very excited to be asked by Cycling New Zealand to 3D Scan each athletes handle bars with and without the cyclist on the bike for Computer Aided Design and Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. Check out the video below to see the process in action.

We had 21 handle bars & athletes to 3D Scan in one day, so it was quite a small window of time to 3D Scan everything they needed.  Fortunately the Go!SCAN Spark lived up to expectations and captured the data very fast.  In fact we managed to squeeze in some additional 3D Scans such as a wheel, a whole bike, and a few complete body 3D scans.  

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3D Scan Results

The image gallery below shows the quality of the 3D Scans that the Go!SCAN Spark captured.  We were very impressed by the smoothness of the 3D scans, the resolution on large parts and how it captured the dark and shiny carbon fibre surfaces.  This has historically been tricky with white-light 3D scanners.

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Another prestigious 3D measurement project

Giving SCOTT Sports a competitive advantage by accelerating its time to market

SCOTT Sports, the Swiss manufacturer of bicycles, winter equipment, motorsports gear and sportswear, turned to us to help design its Symbol 2 freeski helmet, which featured a complex shape. The product development team needed accurate measurements fast—and used the HandySCAN 3D to reduce the design cycle time and accelerate the product’s time to market.