Recreational vehicles (RVs) are popular among people who enjoy travelling and exploring the outdoors. However, not all RVs are suitable for everyone’s needs and preferences.
Some people may want more space, comfort, or functionality in their RVs, while others may have specific requirements for safety, or mobility. Therefore, there is a growing demand for more customized RVs that can cater to individual needs and desires.
Scantech’s high-tech optical 3D measurement systems and 3D laser scanners, a way to capture 3D data of vehicles, can help make personalized cars. In the following case, we will show you how the customer used Scantech’s 3D scanners to customize a large RV.
Customize Vehicle’s Exterior Appearance
The customer in this case wants to obtain the 3D data of the whole vehicle to customize its exterior appearance by painting, applying PPF customizing the body kit etc.
The customization aims to meet personalized needs and improve the comfort and attractiveness of the whole vehicle.
The customer previously relied on traditional measurement tools such as measuring tape, rangefinder, etc. to manually measure the geometry of the RV, then draw drawings according to the measurement results. They modified vehicles based on the measurement results.
However, there are some disadvantages of the previous measurement methods:
• Measuring the RV manually is a tedious and costly task, as it involves measuring each part separately and taking a lot of time and labour.
• Traditional measurement tools are not very accurate and reliable, as they can be affected by human errors and other factors. This can lead to wrong measurements and poor modification results.
• Traditional measurement methods can only provide isolated points or dimensions of an object. To construct a complete model from these data, manual calculations and integration are required. This process is not only laborious but also prone to errors, which can compromise the accuracy and efficiency of the measurement.
Challenge: Measure for Large Size and Intricate Details
The vehicle has a large size, with dimensions of 6 m × 2.5 m × 2.8 m. It would be time-consuming to measure and difficult to guarantee the precision of such a large volume.
The RV has a complex geometry, with features such as curves, grooves, arcs, and fine details. Capturing every detail completely and accurately poses great challenges for measurement methods.