This week’s blog post is contributed by 3D3 Solutions’ distributor in India, Aman Bir Singh, from Rasco Automotive Systems Private Limited
PHOTO: Digital 3D model of a physical prototype produced using a white-light 3D scanner (also known as structured-light 3D scanner)
Designers need an efficient workflow to convert their design prototype into a mold for mass production. Rasco Automotive Systems recently collaborated with a commercial automotive manufacturer to achieve this goal using a process called Scan to CAD.
In this project, the design prototype is a seat that was designed by hand. The Scan to CAD process involves using a 3D scanner to capture digital 3D scans of the prototype. The 3D scans have the prototype measurements which are used to create a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) model. The CAD model is then used to create a mold of the prototype for final production. In this project, Rasco Automotive Systems scanned the prototype using the HDI Advance R1 scanning system.
In this project, Rasco Automotive Systems encountered three challenges they were able to solve successfully: