In an ambitious project, peel 3d has revitalized the classic hobby of crafting scale models by employing advanced technology. The endeavor involved creating a scaled-down replica of the iconic Peel P50 car, a three-wheeler produced by the Peel Engineering Company in the 1960s. The challenge was to overcome the reliance on traditional measuring and manufacturing tools, opting instead for 3D scanning and reverse engineering.
Creaform Engineering played a pivotal role in the middle of the project, contributing expertise in reverse engineering the scans of the Peel P50. This encompassed scanning the chassis, suspension, steering system, and body. The process began with peel 3d’s idea of showcasing the versatility of 3D scanning by downsizing an entire car. Solid Print3D, the UK distributor, scanned the Peel P50 using the peel 3 scanner and forwarded the data to Creaform Engineering. Utilizing CATIA V5 software, Creaform Engineering processed the data to reverse engineer the vehicle, creating 3D models of individual parts.
While the project wasn’t an “exact” replica due to adaptations for the smaller scale, the result was remarkable and satisfying, showcasing the capabilities of peel 3d and Creaform Engineering in scanning, modeling, and designing. This project exemplifies that with the right tools and collaboration, seemingly outlandish ideas can become reality.
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- Reverse Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- (Advanced) Surface Modeling
TOOLS AND METHODS USED
- Surface Recognition in Catia V5
- Assembly Construction in Catia V5
- Surface and Volume Tools in Catia V5