British car restoration team uses 3D scanning to reverse engineer classic Ferrari

3D Printing Industry | 5/8/2017 | Staff
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British car restoration team, Redesign Sports Ltd (RSL) have used 3D scanning and CAD modelling to reverse engineer a 1952 classic Ferrari.

Based in St Albans, RSL have implemented 3D scanners in order to perform repairs on rare cars. Founder of RSL, Dafyd Richards spoke to NT CADCAM about the company’s experience with 3D technology and how it has drastically changed their workflow.

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The 3D scans enabled Richards to create replacement parts. Photo via RSL.

People wanted to go racing or do long distance tours but the problem was, that irrespective of how much the customer was willing to spend, these £1 million or even £20 million cars couldn’t go anywhere because finding old parts or getting them remade was horrendously difficult.

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While money may not be an issue, traditional manufacturing techniques were no longer a viable option. This was similarly the case in restoring the Delage, 103 year-old car. In this example, scanning and 3D printing was used to create an engine block for the 1914 Grand Prix car.

Close up of the Ferrari 225. Photo via redesignsport on Instagram.

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In the last 3-5 years, there has been a revolution and evolution in the scanning technology available.

Richards is in good company opting for the HandySCAN 700, as Creaform announced recently that the scanner has been certified for use by Airbus.

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Ready to go at the Monaco event. Photo via redesignsport on Instagram.

The classic Ferrari 225

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Describing the case of the Ferrari 225, Richards states the customer, from the United States, asked them to take a look at the car before it went to the Goodwood Revival. The Goodwood Revival is a three-day car festival that takes place annually in Chichester,...
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