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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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Other prestigious 3D measurement projects

Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s use of Creaform solutions for the FIA World Endurance Championships

We worked with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) to use a brand-new measurement technology to improve the scrutineering period of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Triple Crown of Endurance car races. The goal was to use Creaform’s MetraSCAN 3D scanner to inspect competing cars—under 10 minutes—to ensure they are compliant with the races’ regulations.

Helping Koenigsegg develop high-performance sports cars

Creaform also played an integral part in providing metrology expertise and technologies to Koenigsegg, the Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars, to scan and inspect dark and highly reflective automotive parts for improved product development and quality control.

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.

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