EINSCAN H AS THE MAIN TOOL IN BOAT RESTORATION

From the heart of the UK to the coast with EinScan H and reverse engineering. Daniel Lee says that building a boat is the ultimate woodworking project. The lines on the boat are very rarely straight, which adds a whole new dimension, challenge and beauty to the way the boat is designed. He decided to upgrade the traditional production with modern technology – 3D scanning and reverse engineering.

EinScan H 3D scanner.

Daniel Lee, a boat building enthusiast with the help of 3D scanning and reverse engineering.

AT THE INTERSECTION OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND MODERN TECHNOLOGY – 3D SCANNING AND REVERSE ENGINEERING

Boats and wood have been Daniel’s passion since he was a child, as he adores their combination. For many years he wanted to get a full-time job building boats. His favorites are antique racing boats from the pre-war era. He is convinced that the “golden age” of boats dates back in time when quality and style in the construction of wooden boats were at their peak. Now he has taken a step into this adventure at the crossroads of handmade and high-tech equipment. At the forefront of modern technology are mainly 3D scanning and reverse engineering.

3D scanning with EinScan H.

3D capture of the hull of the Stapley boat with EinScan H.

FROM SCANNING WITH EINSCAN H TO MANUFACTURING

Daniel is currently restoring the Stapley boat. He uses Shining 3D EinScan H for digital capture of the hull, which is a very efficient, user-friendly, and at the same time accessible device. 3D scanning with EinScan H is easy even on demanding surfaces, as it is light and adjustable, so capturing surfaces is an easy task.

3D scanning with EinScan H and reverse engineering.

The hull of Stapley boat in original color in EXScan program.

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REVERSE ENGINEERING AFTER 3D SCANNING WITH Z EINSCAN H

In the further process of restoring the boat, Daniel uses a program for reverse engineering to create 3D models. With this information, he can roughly calculate the cost of replicating a Stapley boat with modern construction technologies and materials.

Reverse engineering after 3D scanning with EinScan H.

Sketch of the new hull of the boat, made by reverse engineering.

EINSCAN H AND REVERSE ENGINEERING AS BENEFICIAL MEANS FOR COST FORECASTING

Daniel then roughly draws the components of the hull, deck, and transom components. At this point, the shape is accurate enough to be able to calculate the amount of material to make a new boat.

The final step is to compare the scan data with the new hull and transom. Daniel collected the data in about 2 hours to determine the approximate prices of how much it would cost to build a replica of the boat. If the prices seem within the set budget, he can start assembling the boat in more detail and make some innovative improvements.

Reverse engineering after 3D scanning with EinScan H.

Daniel Lee is a practical example of how to use 3D scanning technology and reverse engineering to predict manufacturing costs and improve a certain thing and improve something. At the same time, it is also proof of the added value to traditional boat building.

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