Geomagic used to design 45,500 h.p. vehicle

Geomagic® announced that legendary racer Ed Shadle will detail the epic 12-year effort of his group, North American Eagle, in a bid to recapture the world land speed record with the help of 3D software from Geomagic, during sessions at the International Manufacturing and Technology Show.

In public talks as well as private media interviews, Shadle and co-founder Keith Zanghi will relate the backstory of how they adapted a F-104 fighter jet to take a run at the world record of 763 miles per hour set in 1997 by the British. Shadle, who holds personal auto racing records from the 1980s, will explain his inspiration for the project, and his engineering gotchas that challenged the project from the start.

Mixing tales of what it feels like to drive a rocket across the ground, with the engineering challenges that involves, Shadle will explain how Geomagic Studio software helped the team shape the design of the rebuilt jet so it had aerodynamically-perfect contours. By converting the point cloud data that emerges from 3D scanning into surface data, Geomagic Studio created the watertight 3D data that enabled the complex engineering analyses essential to rebuilding the 45,500 h.p. vehicle.

Throughout the event, Geomagic will be delivering demonstrations of the industry’s most advanced 3D inspection and reverse engineering software. Geomagic Studio is the industry’s most easy-to-use, intelligent solution for transforming 3D scan data into highly accurate polygon and native CAD models for reverse engineering, product design, rapid prototyping and analysis. Working alongside Geomagic Qualify, a metrology product which delivers measurement and comparison of as-built data to original design data, these industrial-grade products deliver productivity, process and quality improvements to manufacturers worldwide.

Visit the Geomagic booth (E-5422) at anytime during the event to see how advanced 3D scanning and inspection software can help your manufacturing operation. The North American Eagle Team will be available with Geomagic at the following times:

  • Monday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. CT
  • Wednesday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. CT

Individual media interviews are available by appointment

For more information, visit: www.landspeed.com or www.imts.com

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