Engine Scan

9 03 2009

On Wednesday February 18th, two members of the Ravens Racing team made a visit to our sponsors at Applied Precision in Toronto. During this visit they were able to produce a highly accurate digitized scan of our KTM 525 engine. The scan was done using a portable hand held optical scanning system that produced a point cloud that was converted to an STL file. The scanned STL was overlain with the existing engine model as shown below. The comparison showed some visible differences between the two models. Once we adapt the scanned model for use in our collaborative solid model we will be able better prevent interferences during engine integration. A more accurate representation of the exhaust header, intake, and fuel feed points will allow us to more accurately model those components as well.

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