Blackstone Tek (BST) is a wheel manufacturer that combines innovative carbon fiber manufacturing with a love for racing to create exceedingly strong and lightweight parts. Their mission is to provide purity of design, precision engineering, immaculate execution, and exquisite quality. Because of this they supply parts to popular brands such as Harley Davidson and Keanu Reeves’ motorcycle company, ARCH Motorcycle. BST’s wheels are used world-wide because they enhance any driving experience.
3DWORX is a South African service bureau that provides rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. In this case study, we’ll explore how BST leveraged their local service bureau to create smarter parts. Similarly, our service bureau Purple Porcupine, offers CAD design and 3D scanning services with eviXscan’s 3D Heavy Duty Quadro.
BST worked with 3DWORX to design an innovative electric motorcycle using CAD and hand-sculpting prototype parts. The challenge was digitizing the compound-curved components that were hand-sculpted into CAD models.
In order to achieve such a daring feat, the solution was two-fold. The first part was employing one of the most well-known South African designers, Pierre Terblanche. Pierre has a wide-variety of design expertise and, most notably, he is known for the Ducati 999, the HyperMotard, and the SuperMono. Pierre designed the body of the motorcycle.
3DWORX had to find the technology that could bring Pierre’s designs to life. eviXscan was the obvious solution. The team utilized the HD Optima 3D scanner to seamlessly transform the hand-sculped components into CAD models.
Through smart use of a service bureau and leveraging the right technology, BTS created an affordable, time-efficient CAD model. Which, ultimately, increased their market readiness and produced an outstanding final product.
To learn more about eviXscan 3D scanners, contact our team today at 949-474-9222 or [email protected].
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