Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) club room.

We took the 3D scanner down to the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) club room shop to scan a full model of a 2016 cbr650f engine for them. The engine is new this year, so no models have been made for it previously. Members will be using the scanned engine to validate motor mount positions as well as intake and exhaust runner sizes and their placement/spacing.

Due to the geometry of the engine, it can be difficult to obtain accurate measurements for some parts’ locations on the engine. The 3D rendering helped to attain locations for the sprocket, shift lever, and clutch.

Modeling a rough design of the engine would have taken hours of meticulous work measuring dimensions with calipers. The 3D mesh of the engine allowed club members to increase efficiency in their work because they no longer needed to model it from scratch.

Members also plan on using the engine mesh for an additional purpose: adding it as an in-game engine in a car for a game one member of FSAE is creating.

Work in Progress

2016 cbr650f engine.

3D scan of 2016 cbr650f engine.

Applications Used

  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2019
  • VX Elements 6.0


  • Creaform 3d GoScan 20

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