Reverse-Engineer & Replace Front Bow
The original bows on these vehicles were hand-carved out of wood. These bows were very expensive and overtime the wood deteriorated, leaving the customer with no other choice but to buy another one.
The challenge was to successfully reverse-engineer and replace the top bow of a 1956 Jaguar using a durable material that had good durability and weatherability.
3D Scanner & 3D Printing
Leveraging a 3D scanner we were able to create a 3D model to modify and create an stl. file. The part was too large so it had to be printed in 3 pieces using the HP 4200 Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) printer. Mechanical and chemical bonds were used to put the parts back together.
Exact Replica with Longer Service Life & On-Demand Production Ability
The result was an exact replica of the 1956 Jaguar front bow. This part can now be made on demand and it will last longer than the old wood counterpart.