Artec 3D scanners driving innovation at the 2021 SEMA show
What: 2021 SEMA Show
When: Nov. 2-5, 2021
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 36150
As any mechanical engineer worth their salt will tell you, you can’t talk about car mods without mentioning reverse engineering, and you can’t talk about reverse engineering without 3D scanners. So this November, Artec 3D Ambassador Rapid Scan 3D will be at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas to showcase the full range of our best-in-class 3D scanning technology.
The organizers describe the SEMA Show as the best place to discover the latest automotive performance products, see new product and vehicle trends, and pick up essential skills from top industry professionals. It’s a spectacular automotive trade show – a pilgrimage of sorts bringing car enthusiasts together from all over the globe.
Even a cursory glance at a reel from past events is enough to get pulses racing. The show has featured insane mods to practically anything on four wheels: snarling turbo-charged engines in vintage hotrods, Lambos, Ferraris, and Dodge SRTs practically scraping the asphalt on dropped suspensions; or lifted Ford F150s, all casually basking in flashing camera lights. As one attendee put it, it’s everything you might see in a catalog, in real life.
Manufacturers and vendors alike will want to check out the latest 3D scanning tech that has transformed workflows and processes in the automotive industry. Head over to chat with Rapid Scan 3D at Booth 36150, who will be glad to show you how Artec Ray, Leo, Eva, Space Spider, and Micro can enhance your processes, too.
Artec Ray is a long-range scanner with laser technology best suited for large objects, so it could easily scan large vehicles – Ray has even been used to capture wind turbines, ship propellers, airplanes, and even entire buildings with submillimeter precision.
Artec Leo offers a fully mobile scanning experience with onboard automatic processing, a touchscreen that builds a real time replica as you scan, an inbuilt battery, and wireless connectivity that enables you to stream to a second device. With its versatility, Artec Leo has been used to scan a whole Mercedes-Benz CLK 430, a Volvo I-Shift dual-clutch gearbox designed for heavy trucks, and smaller parts like a motorcycle engine, and a radiator grille.
Artec Eva and Space Spider are Artec 3D’s two other handheld scanners. The Space Spider is based on blue-light technology and can provide incredibly high-resolution scans of objects like ball joints, carburetors, or hub caps. Eva, with its structured-light scanning technology, is a fantastic all-rounder that easily captures even black and shiny surfaces. It’s a great option for scanning objects like a gearbox, a cylinder head, or an engine block.
And finally Artec Micro, an ultra-high-precision, metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner that is perfect for extra-small objects with complex and intricate surfaces. With Micro’s accuracy of up to 10 microns, things like small nuts, bolts, and screws are all fair game. The scanner also has automated data capture. So, after setting up your object, all you do is click once and the scanner does the rest.
Make sure you find your way to the SEMA trade show this November. You’ll be hard-pressed to find reasons why you wouldn’t. If for no other reason, it is, after all, Vegas.