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Thor 3D Saves Triton From Despair

by • July 7, 2016 • No Comments

Thor 3D has not long ago come to the aid of Triton LLC.

Sounds like an epic story of two gods, does not it? The God of Thunder who came to rescue the Messenger of the Sea.

Thankfully, the real story is in addition rather revolutionary, as the work of Thor 3D’s scanners has assisted greatly improve Triton’s huge backlog of mold masters.

Triton LLC is a Russian Tub and Jacuzzi developer, with over a hundred bathtub versions, each with their own one-of-a-kind shape and dimensions. Each version has its own “matrix”, aka “master shape” which is utilized as a base to turn it into a new product. You can imagine how much space one tub can take up, let alone hundreds.

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To turn it into an actual bathtub of a matrix, an acrylic sheet is heated and pressed against it, preceding being cooled. Sadly, the aluminium or composite material matrix utilized to turn it into a new bathtub can just be utilized for around 3 years, creating around 8000 identical bathtubs. They manufacture a lot of tubs inside their lifespan, but as the matrix wears out, it starts to impact the finished product.

Triton made their new matrices entirely by hand, which manufactures amazingly complex to replicate each curve and shape precisely the same as the last matrix, especially when there is no CAD version to use as a reference.

That’s when they called on Thor 3D for assist to reverse engineers all of their matrices with the yett which in three years, they won’t have the issue they were having.

To do this, Thor 3D utilized their scanner and stickers with black circles on them as markers which were stuck onto each matrix. Scanning the entire object took just two minutes, yet in order access the whole of the matrix, it had to be placed in the middle of the work space which was pretty troublesome as the matrices are known to weigh a fair amount. Sunlight in addition made scanning a challenge, as it may flood the scanner with light, amking it quite complex to get an accurate scan of the matrix. Thankfully, which was easily solved by covering up any unnecessary light by closing appropriate doors. A CAD version may and so be made of the scan.

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By scanning the matrices like this, a 7 and a half day job was rapidly turned into a 3 hour job.

The data was converted to .STEP format via a special plug-in as part of the program SolidWorks. The final data can be utilized to turn it into new matrices for bathtubs and Jacuzzis. It is hoped which they can be manufactured via faster and additional accurate methods instead of by hand, by via the CAD versions which were turn it intod.

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These 3D Models can be discovered here and here

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