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Absolute Success Stories

Case Studies

Reverse Engineering AJS 7R Cylinder Head

Our client was restoring a 1950’s AJS 7R Boy Racer, which had a cylinder head that was damaged beyond repair. Since replacement parts for such classics are extremely rare our client decided to have a new one manufactured. However, the original would first have to be reverse engineered which is where our highly accurate scanners proved invaluable.

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1965 Ford Mustang Right-hand-drive Conversion

Many classic cars originate in the USA where they’re designed to drive on the right side of the road. This presents a challenge for motor enthusiasts who want to drive such vehicles on Australian roads.
One classic car aficionado contacted Absolute 3D for help to convert his 1965 Ford Mustang from left-hand-drive to right-hand-drive. The dashboard in this car is straightforward, so owners often simply swap the parts from left to right to perform a conversion. However this is not an ideal solution, since the parts are not completely symmetrical.

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3D Scanning Australian Open Trophies

Each year, Tennis Australia awards trophies to male and female Australian Open tennis champions. These trophies are handmade using traditional techniques, and the manufacturer ensures that each trophy looks similar. This means it would be difficult to produce a replica if the original was lost or damaged and the manufacturer went out of business. In order to mitigate this risk, Tennis Australia approached Absolute 3D to create a digital archive of the trophies.

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3D Scanning Portable Radio

3D models deliver a more compelling and interactive experience for customers, allowing them to zoom in and view items from an infinite range of perspectives. Our client, a portable radio vendor, required a 3D model of one of his products to enhance the marketing on his website. He reached out to Absolute 3D for help to create a 3D model, as well as some photorealistic 2D renders of the radio.

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Reverse Engineering a Mazda 1300 Grill

Our client was building a show car, which he wanted to feature a Mazda 1300 grill. However, these grills are very rare, and he was unable to locate one to purchase. Fortunately, he already had a Mazda 1300 grill from another vehicle that he had restored previously, so he brought this one into Absolute3D’s Melbourne studio.

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Reverse Engineering Swimming Goggles

Low-profile, lightweight, ergonomic swimming goggles can boost an athlete’s competitiveness and speed in the water. Our client, a swimwear design company, wanted to redesign a pair of swim goggles in order to improve their comfort and performance. But without a CAD model to work with, the company was unsure how to begin, so they contacted Absolute 3D to help create a digital 3D model of their new design.

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Bicycle Seat Design

When it comes to high-performance sports equipment, comfort and fit are almost as important as safety. Cyclists who compete at the highest levels need to be confident that their gear will perform safely under all conditions, even when they’re pushing themselves to the limit.

Our client wanted to create a comfortable, aerodynamic and robust bicycle seat designed especially for women – one that would that would help boost competition performance while also meeting all current industry safety standards.

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Swimming Paddle Design

Swim paddles are often used by competitive swimmers to help develop power, speed and efficiency. The design of the paddle is paramount to its performance. Our client, a swimming coach, had envisioned a concept for a new type of swimming paddle, and had developed a rough foam prototype of his design. But with no experience of 3D modelling, he reached out to Absolute 3D for assistance in transforming his idea into a real working model.

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Structural Optimisation of Ford Upright

Ford Performance Vehicles wanted to increase the stiffness and strength of the uprights used in their V8 race cars, in order to improve vehicle performance and handling during cornering, and also to minimise the likelyhood of failure in the event of a crash. The challenge for Absolute 3D was to improve upon these properties without increasing the weight of the component.

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