ON-DEMAND ADDITIVE WEBINAR: Saving the Canoe

03.19.2021

Using additive manufacturing to reverse engineer & replace obsolete parts

This two-part webinar series shows how additive manufacturing can be used to reverse engineer and replace obsolete parts. We show the process of replacing the broken, original seats from a canoe with a new, 3D-printed version.

In Part 1, we removed the original, damaged seat from the canoe and 3D scanned it with the Artec Leo. Viewers get to see how our team prepared the scan for 3D printing, including how to:

  • Clean the scan data
  • Digitally repair damaged areas
  • Edit the data to make design improvements

Watch Part 1 here:

In Part 2 we show the process of replacing the broken, original seats from a canoe with new, 3D-printed versions. In the conclusion to this series we take the scan data we collected and prepared in Part 1 and:

  • Reinforce the part in Markforged Eiger software
  • 3D-print the part on the X7
  • Post-process the part
  • Assemble the seat and take it for a test run!

Watch Part 2 here:



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