Based on and inspired by a ’54 Chevy, the Southern 408 looks and feels like an American classic. To help bring this classic street rod to market, the client partnered with an automotive company.
Because the ’54 Chevy is a legacy product, there was no CAD data available to use for design assistance. The Director of Engineering at the Automotive company knew that generating such data would require partners with expertise in the fields of 3D scanning and reverse engineering.
The client contracted our team to scan and reverse engineer the body of the truck and to capture the bolt-hole locations on the chassis. Our team used the Handyscan 3D to accurately scan and generate point cloud data for the body of the truck. To precisely capture the location and size of the bolt-holes on the chassis, our engineers used the Konica Minolta VIVID 9i along with photogrammetry to generate data accurate to within 0.002 inches.
The resulting scan data was then reverse engineered using a combination of Rhinoceros and Geomagic. Our team modeled the entire truck body in smooth CAD surfaces, which could then be incorporated into the client’s manufacturing process. The bolt hole sizes and locations were perfectly captured and modeled using Geomagic’s feature extraction tool.
The automotive company hopes to manufacture at least 1,000 Southern 408s in its first year of production, 2008. The client saved at least two weeks on this particular part of the project as a result of using our company’s services. The deliverable files left a highly satisfied client who will not hesitate to work with us in the future when the opportunity arises.
“You have proven to us that they have a true commitment to delivering the highest quality work. I recommend your team to any business that is looking for a top quality and trustworthy team of engineers that provides reverse engineering and 3D scanning services.” – John, Director of Engineering