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CASE STUDY: EXHAUST MANIFOLD

Field of Application: Production

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THE PROJECT

The creation of a new race car is a very exciting time. But prior to investing in production process, many parts are crafted by skilled technicians who are best qualified for mockup stage.

The challenge: The complexity of an exhaust manifold proved to be very challenging when our client needed to engage the production.

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 reproduce the part. 

Technical information:

  • 0.025 mm precision scan

  • STP or IGS export format

  • Significantly optimized file size

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STEP 1

The object is prepared for scanning by putting targets that the scanner will use as a reference.

STEP 2

We capture, accurately, the whole geometry within minutes.

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STEP 3

Remodelling using CAD Software.

The post treatment software provides the exact centerline of the 4 tubes and their diameters.

Tube Geometry Quality Check

Below you see an overlay of CAD to Scan. Green represents the matching geometry of the tubes (within 0.1 mm).

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