POP2 Motorcycle/Auto Part Scans

I purchased a POP 2 scanner in June 2022. Here is a compilation of my best work so far.

84 Magna 500 Clutch Slave Cylinder
This was scanned with AESUB blue spray. I was not able to get all of the inside of the cylinder, so I used Revo Studio to auto fill the hole. Much of what looks like imperfections around the outside of the cylinder is actually leftover gasket material.
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Original Part and 3D print of Scan. The scan was not oriented perfectly in the slicer, causing the surface finish on top.

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Valve Cover
This was before I had scan spray. The other half of this cover does not have many unique features, so I was running into tracking issues since I was not using markers.
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Saturn 5-speed transmission
Scanned without spray, the part was dirty enough to scan well without it. I could probably fill in some of those holes with additional detail scans.
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84 Magna Side Cover
Got away with not using markers by keeping the corners or the tabs in the frame.
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81 Suzuki GN400 Motor
My most involved scan so far. The result presented here is a merge of 5+ scans. Need a few more scans to fill in the remaining holes.
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Exploded Piston
This came out of a 2-stroke golf cart. I did this in “fast scan” mode instead of high accuracy. This is a combination of 3 scans and my alignment is not perfect.
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Excellent results. Much better than I would have expected for reverse engineering using the POP 2 (I’ve always had the best results with more organic shapes).

Very good results @AdamCotton
Thank you for sharing with us !

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Thanks. I’ve always had the best luck scanning components that have many unique features or a complex shape. Something like the valve covers below can be difficult to scan, as they are almost symmetrical 4 ways.

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Structured light 3D scanners works best with scanning objects that have lots of features , simple objects are easy to model , you don’t need $1K scanner for that . Lots of features provide proper tracking points what makes it easier to scan.

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To help you with this type of object try placing other objects around the part and keep them in view as you scan the part, a blanket or rags wrinkled up underneath the part will help round the edges, if you keep the part elevated above the blanket a little its easy to clip out in Revo Studio later

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Thanks for the advice, I’ll have to give that technique a try.