I was recently contacted by the owner of this beautiful yacht. One of the front glass screens had some problems and a replacement needed to be manufactured overseas. Was this a candidate for 3d scanning?
The traditional way of providing the manufacturer with the correct dimensions was to have a template made locally and then ship this to them. A very skilled craftsman would need to be located to carry out
such a task and it would undoubtedly cost a small fortune and take a huge amount of time before the overseas manufacturer had the information they needed to make the replacement screen.
I was able to visit the yacht and within a couple of hours had scanned the entire area and had all of the geometric data I needed to create a CAD file. A few more hours spent cleaning up the mesh and it was then ready to be used as the basis for creating a high quality surface in Solidworks which could be emailed to the manufacturer as a STEP file.
This is a great way of demonstrating the efficiencies that high quality, accurate scanning can bring to a project. If you have a project that may benefit from the cutting edge technology we use here at Develop-it, then why not get in touch by visiting our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!