Autoparts Restoration

Bring Parts Back

3D printing and scanning technologies have been leveraged before to reverse engineer and manufacture rare or discontinued parts for classic cars. Benefits is the few to single parts can be made. The finished 3D model can also be edited for custom designs. This could be logo placement or part clearance assembly issues.

Scanning Steps

Prep part:

The original part is needed to be prepped prior to scanning. Metallic parts can be difficult when scanning due to reflective surface. Most cases a cleaning of surface is done.

Scanning:

The scanning is done in with in house scanners. After the scanning is completed the data is processed with proprietary software.

Re-meshing scanned part:

At times, the finished scanned model needs some repair work to remove errors in scanning such holes in mesh.

Post processing:

Finally processing of part is to meet customer needs such as painting or logos. Using design programs like SolidWorks or Blender we can make further custom modifications if needed.


Linked Article: Creating customized auto parts for vintage race cars with Artec Space Spider


Over Look Details for Scanner Used

From Artec 3D Website


More Info on the Scanner Used

Printing the Parts: Bring It to Your Hands

We have a many 3d printers that can be used to make your parts real. Getting a test print of the part is an important aspect of checking the scanned data and ensuring if further detailed changes needs to be made. These are custom parts now and getting it as close to the original part will be a collaborative process between fabricators and customer. Maybe even improvements can be done to the design and our engineers are here to help. Because here at Vector System Technology we are able to do the whole reverse engineering process. One place to get it all done.


Video from Snapmaker

Our Printers in House: SnapMaker

 

This printer is a robust, rugged, and reliable printer. It has been through many jobs for our clients its small and fast. For small quick print out it gets the job done right. We use it not just for printing but also engravings of jewelry.

Printing with Metal: Desktop Metal

Metal printing is still in its beginning stages. But here at Vector System Technology we are pioneering this technology. Staying at the cutting edge for our clients so they get the best parts possible. With this printing it has a large build volume allowing large batch orders to be completed. With its great resolution it meets traditional fabrication techniques such as CNC or Laser cutting. If needed metal is possible.

Largest Printer: For Giant Builds

 

This printer is a robust, rugged, and reliable printer. It has been through many jobs for our clients its small and fast. For small quick print out it gets the job done right. We use it not just for printing but also engravings of jewelry.