Scale Lotus 912 Engine in Production!
Our ‘Laser Scanning’ services have been instrumental in being part of bringing this beautiful Lotus 912 Scale Engine, machined in aluminium, to production.
James Martin of Xscale Engines approached us for help on his new business venture of producing a range of engine related scale components and ultimately scale model decorative engines for enthusiasts. Laser Scanning was chosen to start work on the first project which was to create a ¼ scale 1982 Lotus 912 Engine Block by CNC machining an aluminium block.
Using our Nikon MCAx and MMDx100 scanner we captured all the external profiles and features of the original engine which we used as reference to reverse engineer a fully Parametric 3D CAD model as some slight modifications would be required to enable machining such fine detail at a small size.
“The engine is absolutely stunning! It has come out even better than I imagined possible. It is a true work of art. Thank you again for all you work on the CAD, you have created something very special” James Martin www.xscaleengines.co.uk
Click here for video of the Lotus 912 engine being milled in aluminium.