Lotus Elan

3D scanning an Elan +2

PostPost by: nickruss » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:17 pm

The Welsh weather was too bad this week to do the day job of 3D scanning, so I took the opportunity to see how well it could work for measuring a Lotus Elan in the dry. Here are some results and a video animation. Maybe a bit of a sledgehammer to crack the nut of checking suspension geometry where a tape measure would do, but the 3D point cloud (accurate to ±2mm) could potentially be used to make 3D prints of components, scale models or section views. Another use could be interactive wireframe meshes for VR or web applications.

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Video Animation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YAtyOlWhpg0gid4o7DHirLPUtJldVJWu/view?usp=sharing
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:03 pm

Love the technology - soon we will be able to 3D print body panels !

Did you figure out your suspension geometry from the scan ???

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:11 am

Where in Caaaadiff are you Nick?

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:08 am

Now that's pretty damn cool!
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PostPost by: nickruss » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:00 am

elanfan1 wrote:Where in Caaaadiff are you Nick?

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On Penarth Road. You local?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:05 pm

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