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Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by Jason Warren » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:54 pm

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Classic vehicles are typically hand made and therefore have the individuality of build owners love and appreciate.
However, what happens if your car is damaged in an accident or by fire? How will you get it repaired as close to original as possible?
3D Engineers have the solution. Scan your vehicle so its surface topography is preserved should the worst happen. An added benefit is creating the new body, having created a buck using the stored scan data, is far cheaper than working completely from pictures.

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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by Matt Young » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:06 am

As an ex-builder of Vintage Bentleys making Wings, Bonnets, panel beating etc, this is something I have been looking into for some time. I recently scanned the ash frame of a Bentley Blower replica and have scanned a Bugati Type 35 in the past.

There is a market for this type of scanning as the cars are of high value.
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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by pburrows145 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:46 pm

Yep - one company is already doing such work with Hexagon kit - I didn't know cars were worth so much! And the number of forgeries are rife apparently... :o

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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by Matt Young » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:57 pm

Vintage Bentleys are a couple of hundred thousand depending on the car, some are millions.

There were 4 teams cars origionally in 1924 and now there are about 300 or more replicas.

I could tell all sorts of stories about bags of money and bags of guns and some of the people that own these cars :o .. but I better not ;)
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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by Jason Warren » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:52 pm

Hi,
Would a laser scanner be accurate enough for this type of work? I would have thought a 'white light' scanner like a Breuckmann would be more suitable, offering sub mm accuracy?

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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by Matt Young » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:38 pm

Terrestrial scanners are not good enough to scan these type of cars accurately. Anything that offers millimetre of better accuracy would be good.
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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by Jason Warren » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:49 pm

unless its an armoured car :D
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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by Matt Young » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:40 am

I did a whole load of tanks a while back. Great fun
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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by Pat_Canada » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:16 am

Jason Warren wrote:Hi,
Would a laser scanner be accurate enough for this type of work? I would have thought a 'white light' scanner like a Breuckmann would be more suitable, offering sub mm accuracy?
Of course!

Short range laser scanner such as the one that is shown on their "Reverse Engineering" page, one of ours by the way, easily reach the sub mm accuracy and resolution.
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Re: Laser scanning as an Insurance Policy

Post by lmurphy » Tue May 24, 2011 1:18 pm

Top Gear for scan monkeys.... very cool work lads.

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