Equipping Emergency Vehicles with the Help of Shining 3D EinScan HX 3D Scanner

In this article we will talk about retrofitting emergency vehicles with the help of the EinScan HX 3D scanner by Shining 3D, the advantages of using digital 3D models and 3D scanning in this area and the results obtained by System Strobel.

Read the article and learn more.


Example of using the EinScan HX when equipping ambulance vans.

About System Strobel

System Strobel GmbH & Co. KG is a German company that produces vehicles for commercial use on the basis of serial ones. This includes ambulances and other vehicles for medical and other emergency services. Each car is remade by the company’s craftsmen, only the chassis and engine remain untouched: the interior, electrics, furniture and necessary equipment are redesigned and replaced. System Strobel vehicles around the world serve medics, rescue workers, firefighters and police officers.

The company’s design department has recently begun using Shining 3D EinScan HX to optimize the design, which is very helpful due to how unique each project is, being developed on customer demand.

Equipping Audi A6 for Medical Personnel

Photo by shining3d.com: Audi A6 sedan on the System Strobel production line.

The project

As an example, consider an Audi A6. This sedan is designed for urgent medical assistance without hospitalization, and it will have a crew of two people  – a driver and a doctor. Such a crew will be able to provide urgent assistance in cases where the patient needs emergency intervention.

Despite the fact that this vehicle is primarily designed to bring a medic to the scene, it also features medical equipment and drawers for meds, consumables and individual medical gadgets – all arranged in a way that they would not be damaged in the process and to be easily accessible. A large storage compartment is located in the trunk – it’s a sturdy construction of steel rails and containers that slide out over them.

How the EinScan HX is used

Before the introduction of 3D scanners, the engineers had to take all measurements by hand to create a digital model for the design, a long, time-consuming and error-prone task.

The EinScan HX made the process faster and more accurate.

Photo by shining3d.com: EinScan HX: an upgrade of the System Strobel workflow on the production line.

The 3D scanning process takes place directly at the production line. The object is pre-prepared: scanning markers are glued on. On dark surfaces, a laser scanning mode with a resolution of 0.05 mm is used to ensure maximum accuracy of the results. Other settings are made during 3D scanning. Scanning objects with EinScan HX avoids manual reconstruction by instrument measurements and becomes the basis for subsequent measurements.

Photo by shining3d.com: Scanning the trunk of an Audi A6 with the EinScan HX in laser mode.

Photo by shining3d.com: EinScan HX helps System Strobel get all trunk dimensions quickly and accurately.

Photo by shining3d.com: Scan data in the ExScan program.

After 3D scanning the data is exported, the point cloud is processed in Geomagic Essentials and transferred as a STEP file to CAD.

Photo by shining3d.com: Processing a point cloud in Geomagic Essentials software in production.

Once back in the office, you can get busy with design. Using the results of 3D scanning allows you to produce unusually shaped parts with high accuracy and much faster than without it.

Photo by shining3d.com: CAD custom trunk design.

Once the design is complete, the components are manufactured and installed.

Photo by shining3d.com: Finished Audi A6 trunk design.

Choice of equipment

The Shining 3D EinScan HX 3D scanner offers high scanning quality at a relatively low cost, which is the reason why it was selected by System Strobel.

Using the EinScan HX allowed System Strobel to make the workflow faster and less costly, without compromising on quality. The company continued to produce comfortable, efficient and reliable vehicles for emergency services that save lives everyday.

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