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CASE STUDY: PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Field of Application: Automotive

WATER PUMP HOUSING

Our Client needed to investigate the water flow inside this water pump housing. The only option was to get a translucent version of the original part (Model displayed on the right).

 

The Problem: The CAD model could not be provided by the pump manufacturer.

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OUR SOLUTION

We digitalised the original part using a 0.025mm precision laser scanner.


The digital model was post-treated first using a geometric analysis software, then a CAD Software. The resulting CAD model was overlayed to the digital scanned model for comparison.


Once the result was satisfactory, the CAD model in STP/IGS format was used to produce a translucent part, enabling our client to perform the analysis as needed.


Technical information:

  • 0.025 mm precision scan

  • STP or IGS export format

  • Significantly optimized file size

STEP 1

Digitalisation

The physical model was scanned to the highest precision.

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STEP 2

Model Reconstruction

Geometric analysis software provided the reference elements (Point, line, surface, cylinders etc ...), necessary to rebuild precisely the CAD Model.

 

See here the final rendering created with the software, making the model look like the real part.

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STEP 3

Quality Check

CAD and Scan model were overlayed.

 

The tolerance was set to 0.1 mm.

The green surface shows that CAD model was within the tolerance, from the real model.

 

In reality, it was much more precise: Within 0.01 mm.

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STEP 4

Production from CAD Model

The translucent model was machined from plastic material.


The precision of the data allowed the reproduced part to be extremely close to the original model, which was essential for a conclusive analysis result.

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