The data acquisition of the mascot is carried out with the aid of a turntable, allowing for a predominantly automated digitization of the measuring object. Occasional areas which were missed out during the digitization process are easily filled in with additional data captures.
Signs of scratches or holes on the original figurine which have also been captured in the scanning process, are easily rectified simply by removing these flaws in the respective digitized data sets or within the reverse engineering process: Every single time, therefore, the result is an impeccable and unspoilt surface. The digital image of the mascot is provided in various standard data formats, one of which being the STL format required for the subsequent 3D print generation.
For the production of cast molds, a 3D data set (polygon mesh) is calculated upon completion of the data acquisition of the entire object and then exported to the reverse engineering software Rapidform XOR3. The three-dimensional model of the object is acquired from the scanning process in order to perform the reverse engineering process and to generate a complete CAD data set. To verify the reverse engineering, the 3D model (polygon mesh) and the reversed data set (CAD model) are compared against each other within a matter of seconds; any identified deviations from the original are visualized using the method of false color mapping.
Thanks to the highly accurate digitization results using the smartSCAN system, also an engine component can, for example, be three-dimensionally reproduced at very high level of precision, and with the aid of the specialized software Rapidform be prepared for the subsequent production.