BBi Autosport Partners With Creaform
Creaform’s Go!SCAN SPARK and VXelements gave BBi’s R&D team the speed and independence required for peak performance under tight development timelines, company reports.
July 16, 2021
Creaform, a company focused on portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has become an official partner of BBi Autosport for the 2021 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) that will take place on June 27, 2021, in Colorado, USA. BBi, which specializes in performance aftermarket and safety upgrades for all Porsche platforms as well as engineering services, decided to leverage Creaform’s hardware and software 3D solutions prior to the race.
Known as the “Race to the Clouds” car racing event, PPIHC is reportedly one of the hardest events to prepare for, given the unpredictable nature of the environment. As BBi needed to work quickly on their updated aerodynamics within two racing classes, they were looking for how to rapidly and efficiently acquire 3D measurements to collect accurate data about the performance and reliability of many diverse race car components. They also wanted to reduce their reliance on third-party service providers by getting a fast solution that generate scan data and be immediately workable to create new parts.
BBi Autosport decided to gain 3D scanning independence by acquiring Creaform’s Go!SCAN SPARK, a fast metrology-grade 3D scanner that can be used throughout an entire PLM workflow. Matched with Creaform’s VXelements 3D software platform and application suite, it quickly measured all types of complex geometries and surfaces—all while getting the highly accurate measurements. Able to scan wherever and whenever they wanted, the R&D team saved valuable development time and were able to roll out the necessary parts as fast as they needed them.
“Creaform has created a powerful package that not only gathers highly accurate data with unprecedented freedom and ease but also offers a robust software package that handles and processes that data for easy integration into almost any CAD design workflow,” says Dmitriy Orlov, chief operating office at BBi Autosport.
“3D scanning is a crucial element to help us in design and validation,” Orlov adds. “In general, 3D scanning means we can do more in virtual, saving time on cutting things up, saving on mistakes and accelerating the creation of needed parts.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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