Evotech LLP manufactures special accessories and components for the spare parts market for sports motorcycles and "Naked Bikes". Thanks to the pack of Edge FaroArm, Laser Line Probe and the innovative CAM2 Measure 10 3D measurement software, the company has been able to significantly reduce the time it takes to market its products and expand its product range while increasing quality. Mechanical Sports - Evotech, based in Villa Agnedo (Thirty), has purchased the Edge measuring arm equipped with the Laser Line Probe and the CAM2 Measure 10 measurement software for retro-engineering activities, and first of all for a very special motorcycle design project.
Evotech is an international company that produces special accessories and components of spare parts for sports motorcycles and Naked Bikes. Matteo Tisi, Engineer responsible for Research, Design and Production, tells the story of the company: "When the company was founded in 2004, we only produced standard and very simple components. But in 10 years the company's know-how has grown considerably: today the Evotech brand is synonymous worldwide with technology, style and quality. Particular attention is paid to product development with high-level design, functionality and ease of assembly.
That's why Evotech is one of the spearheads of "Made in Italy" manufacturing. The company has succeeded in raising its technological level by investing a large part 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 retro-design center, which allows you to move directly from idea to product and create and test several solutions for each new application."
Last summer, Evotech decided to invest in a FARO Edge ScanArm, a next-generation seven-axis portable measuring arm equipped with the Laser Line Probe 3D scanner, a probe used for contactless and contactless measurements. This device is the ideal solution to create a quick interface between activities like room/CAD comparison, 3D modeling and of course rapid prototyping and retro-design. Matteo Tisi explains the reasons for this decision: "Personally, I have known FARO instruments for a few years thanks to my previous experience at the university as well as at Fiat's experimental construction centre.
Evotech, for its part, became interested in these devices after participating in several trade shows. A very special project was finally the trigger that decided us to buy the measuring arm. Matteo Tisi explains: "To show our performance design and the dynamic nature of our products, we wanted to create a bike called the Trentino Naked 3, capable of outstanding performance on the track. In the guise of a Naked Bike, this bike hides Superbike features with excellent dynamic performance, a supercharged engine with a centrifugal compressor capable of reaching very high powers, while maintaining excellent handling on the track. This breakthrough, made for promotional purposes a year ago, was a real success and made our name known to a greater number of fans and sportsmen. More recently, we plan to build another special bike, this time focusing more on concepts like style and design, while incorporating some technological surprises. »
For this new challenge, Evotech is inspired by an old model, adds a modern touch, cutting-edge technologies and a "Made in Italy" style. This is part of the reason why Evotech acquired the FARO Edge ScanArm for use in retro-design. "Basically," says Matteo Tisi, almost amused, "FARO has contributed greatly to our evolution by providing us with technology that allows our ideas to become reality."
Evotech obviously did not purchase the FARO Edge ScanArm only for this special motorcycle project: the new measuring arm will be used by the company for other production activities, especially for retro-design processes. In addition, for the manufacture of parts such as frame protectors, plate supports and engine casings, Trento's company will be able to rely on this tool to scan all the important parts and obtain the clouds of points needed to capture the sizes, general dimensions, profiles, etc. before moving on to the design phase itself.
"Every 3D scanning is done using the CAM2 Measure 10 software," says Tisi, "our work becomes simpler, faster and more flexible, and meets the requirements of different applications." It is also worth noting that
evotech then loads the scanned data into solidWorks software to begin the design phase. The designed part is then 3D printed for the testing phase and, if successful, production is launched.
"In terms of dimensional control, thanks to the precision and reliability of the FARO Edge ScanArm, we believe that we will soon be able to move directly from the retro-design phase 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 for a few months with the built-in Laser Line Probe and Measure 10 software, but we can already say that this pack perfectly meets our needs. The results are already talking about themselves: the data acquisition phase is much more accurate and accurate, the speed of production has increased and the time to market has been reduced. This technology is changing the way we design our products and its range of applications has been significantly increased. »
Evotech LLP (Villa Agnedo, Trent) is a dynamic start-up that produces tuning elements for sports bikes and Naked Bikes, capable of creating and marketing high-tech and highly stylish products. Most of the production is carried out in the Villa Agnedo plant to ensure high efficiency of processes and to respond to customer requests as quickly as possible. Evotech is present in the European, American and Asian markets.
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