Evotech S.r.l. manufactures accessories and special components for the aftermarket in sport and naked bikes. Thanks to the package comprising the Edge FaroArm, the Laser Line Probe and the innovative CAM2 Measure 10 3D measurement software, the company has been able to significantly reduce its time-to-market and expand its product range, while increasing quality. Motorsports - Evotech, a company based in Villa Agnedo (Trento), has purchased the Edge measuring arm equipped with Laser Line Probe and CAM2 Measure 10 measuring software for reverse engineering activities, primarily for a project to design a very special motorcycle.
Evotech is an international company producing accessories and special components for sport bikes and naked bikes. Matteo Tisi, engineer in charge of research, design and production, briefly recounts the company's history: "When the company was founded in 2004, we produced only very simple, standard components. But in 10 years the company's know-how has developed considerably: today the Evotech brand is synonymous worldwide with technology, style and quality." Particular attention is paid to developing products with top-level design, functionality and ease of assembly.
This is why Evotech spearheads "Made in Italy" manufacturing. The company has succeeded in raising its technological level by investing a large proportion of its annual profits in research and development and in state-of-the-art production facilities. Matteo Tisi continues: "The final step in this development process was to set up a modern rapid prototyping and reverse engineering center, enabling us to go straight from idea to product, and to create and test several solutions for each new application."
Last summer, Evotech decided to invest in a FARO Edge ScanArm, a new-generation seven-axis portable measuring arm equipped with the 3D Laser Line Probe, a probe used for contact and non-contact measurements. This device is the ideal solution for creating a rapid interface between activities such as part/CAD comparison, 3D modeling and, of course, rapid prototyping and reverse engineering. Matteo Tisi explains the reasons for this decision: "Personally, I've been familiar with FARO instruments for some years, thanks to my previous experience at university and at Fiat's experimental construction center.
Evotech became interested in these devices after attending several trade fairs. A very special project was finally the trigger that made us decide to buy the measuring arm." Matteo Tisi explains: "To demonstrate our concept of performance and the dynamic nature of our products to the market, we wanted to create a motorcycle called the Trentino Naked 3, capable of exceptional performance on the track. Under the guise of a Naked Bike, this motorcycle hides Superbike characteristics with excellent dynamic performance, a supercharged engine with a centrifugal compressor capable of achieving very high power outputs, while retaining excellent handling on the track. This breakthrough, achieved for promotional purposes a year ago, was a real success and brought our name to a wider audience of fans and sports enthusiasts. More recently, we've been planning to build another special bike, this time focusing more on concepts like styling and design, while incorporating some surprises on the technological front."
For this new challenge, Evotech takes an old model, adds a modern touch, cutting-edge technology and "Made in Italy" style. This is part of the reason why Evotech acquired the FARO Edge ScanArm for use in reverse engineering. "Basically," explains Matteo Tisi, almost amused, "FARO has contributed greatly to our evolution by providing us with a technology that enables our ideas to become reality."
Evotech obviously didn't buy the FARO Edge ScanArm just for this special motorcycle project: the new measuring arm will be used by the company for other production activities, in particular for reverse engineering processes. What's more, for the manufacture of parts such as frame guards, plate supports and engine crankcases, the Trento-based company will be able to rely on this tool to digitize all the important parts and obtain the point clouds needed to capture sizes, overall dimensions, profiles, etc. before moving on to the actual design phase.
"Every 3D scan is carried out using CAM2 Measure 10 software," continues Matteo Tisi, "so our work becomes simpler, faster and more flexible, and respects the requirements of the various applications." It's also worth highlighting
that Evotech then loads the digitized data into SolidWorks software to begin the design phase. The designed part is then 3D printed for the test phase and, if it passes the tests, production is launched.
"In terms of dimensional control, thanks to the accuracy and reliability of the FARO Edge ScanArm, we believe we'll soon be able to go straight from reverse engineering to production without having to go through the intermediate phase of rapid prototyping."
Matteo Tisi concludes by highlighting the results and objectives: "We've only been using the FARO Edge ScanArm with integrated Laser Line Probe and Measure 10 software for a few months now, but we can already say that this package meets our needs perfectly. The results already speak for themselves: the data acquisition phase is much more accurate and precise, production speed has increased and time-to-market has been reduced. This technology is changing the way we design our products, and its range of applications has been significantly expanded."
Evotech S.r.l. (Villa Agnedo, Trento) is a young, dynamic company that produces tuning elements for sports bikes and Naked Bikes, capable of creating and marketing highly stylish, high-tech products. The majority of production is carried out at the Villa Agnedo plant, to ensure high process efficiency and to respond to customer requests as quickly as possible. Evotech is present on the European, American and Asian markets.
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