A Local Surfing photographer had a very interesting request to add to his portfolio of equipment.
But without the technology of 3D scanning, professional CAD design and Industrial 3D printing would have been impossible.
First task was to 3D scan the handle with the Einscan 2X plus with the industrial pack, as the 3D Scan is accurate to 50 microns, every dimple on the handle was captured which would create a problem further down the line when eventually the handle would be CNC machined from Aluminium:
To see the time lapse video of how the handle was smoothed check this YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suYdTzTC3aE
Now with that the grip is smooth, geomagics has the capability to export to a useable CAD file, the STEP file generated was exported into Autodesk Inventor, then modified as per the customers instructions: