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Old 02-08-2015, 07:02 PM
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A friend of mine is an engineer who has worked extensively with scanning devices took a look at my request.

The problem for "us", as he sees it, is the fact that the device returns "cloud point" data, which it technically difficult as it requires a lot of computing power and a person versed in dealing with that sort of data conversion to get results workable and convenient to our needs.

But, a better solution is just months away!

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Old 02-09-2015, 06:23 PM
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My son started doing some automotive scanning.

First pics are of how he did exhaust on his 928 Porsche.

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Next is a start of a planned project based on a Dodge Rampage pickup.

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The scans need more work.

Done with a Microsoft Knect scanner.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:38 PM
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That looks promising indeed.

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Old 02-09-2015, 09:19 PM
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If what I have read on-line, and heard from engineer friends about 3D printers for home use is true, the home market is preparing to explode. For multiple reasons.

I am old enough to remember my first home computer purchase in the early '90s setting me back just under $3000, as in 3 thousand 1994 dollars. It did not come with a printer, that was another $300 plus purchase, for a dot matrix b&w printer....

If home printers are about to follow the electronic pricing historic trend and come way, way down in price, they will have to have home scanning software that people can use to input into the 3D printer that's inexpensive, or bundled into the printer package, because what good is a printer without files to print? Certainly they can't sell many print cartridges if you don't print up a storm. Hopefully some open-sourced software will also emerge, if it isn't already in the works. Anybody else out there also totally impressed with open-sourced GIMP, the Photoshop alternative?

Impressed with the digital camera (including video) on your smart phone or tablet device? Included in the purchase price. So, what's to get you to buy a new phone/tablet? A 3D scanner incorporated into it.

There's a recent 3D printer documentary available on Netflix it you have it:

http://printthefilm.com/

Since it had a March 2014 release date, it is already over a year old news and very out of date for tech info. But it is a thought provoking watch nonetheless if you are interested in this sort of thing.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:53 AM
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My son started doing some automotive scanning............. with a Microsoft Knect scanner.

Dennis, thanks for the xbox Kinect lead!

I just followed up on it and watched some youtube, it looks very promising.

What software did your son use to assimilate the data from the Kinect?
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:49 PM
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The workflow was kinect -> point cloud library kinfu project -> meshlab -> solidworks.

Google them and prepare to spend some time reading.

The technology is developing rapidly.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:50 PM
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My buddy that owns a material testing shop, like fatigue, tensile, heat etc....just bought one of these scanners for 3d modeling and it works awesome.. creates multiple point clouds that turn into solid model bodies...
with the solid model, create a 3d print, then use Kerrys flexible pattern technique and then hammer to shape...
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Six weeks ago I started building the body and this is how far I got.

I have never made a crowned panel before and began by making the nose first with smaller panels but as confidence grew, followed it up with larger ones. Couldn't weld as well and it is sometimes still a tricky business.

Amazing how much mangling sheet metal can take, somehow I thought panels came into being much more 'smoother', an illusion quickly shattered cause many a time I thought the process more resembles the work a panel-beater does when a car has been in an accident.

Anyways, it is a very steep learning curve but also very satisfying...


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Six weeks !!

I've been at it for much longer and still have to weld it up.

How do you like your buck? Would you do it the same or do you have some tips?

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Old 05-20-2016, 05:07 PM
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If I built that in 6 months!, I would be doing cartwheels round the room, never mind 6 weeks, do you have a day job? lol
If you are into Cobra's have a look at this F/B page, there is a lot to think about.
Great job on the front end, hopefully I will be starting my 289 build soon,
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