Giles G-200: Cowling Design Progress

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Well, I suppose this post is going to wrap things up for the year.  I’ve spent some time this week working on various projects, and also upgrading our office space (more on that in a week or so), but it feels good to be finishing out the last work day of the year making some … Continue reading

Giles G-200 – Laser Scanning

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I returned to Sonora last week to re-scan the Giles G-200, this time with the Creaform EXAscan laser scanner.  I had previously digitized much of the Giles with the FARO arm, but once we decided to also do the plenums, I realized that a laser scanned model of the engine would be very helpful.  It … Continue reading

Carbon Fiber Cup Holder

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We’ve been playing around with designing some carbon fiber cup holders for an aircraft interior.  This provided a nice opportunity to play around the KeyShot, which is what I use for rendering.  Other than the scanned data looking quite coarse (not surprising since it wasn’t rebuilt and just rendered as-is) I was really happy with … Continue reading

Impeller – Surface Rebuild

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Whipped out a nice little surface model of this impeller that we scanned, and I must say I’m quite happy with the result.  Here is a screenshot of the final surface: Much of this was done with just standard Rhino commands, but the vertical surfaces of the vanes had a very slight draft to them, … Continue reading

Fun with EXAscan – Water Pump

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Doing body panels and composite parts with the EXAscan is dead easy, but getting very nice clean scans of mechanical parts takes a bit more practice.  I feel like we’re finally getting confident with scanning these trickier parts.  Aaron Burhoe of Burhoe Machine Works wanted a water pump housing and impeller scanned, and we were more than happy … Continue reading

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