Fabworkz

Fabworkz We are a small reverse engineering, prototyping, and product development firm working in automotive and various other industries

Measure in CAD and cut once prevails again while getting this #powersteeringsolutions trophy truck pump mounted to a sto...
03/30/2019

Measure in CAD and cut once prevails again while getting this #powersteeringsolutions trophy truck pump mounted to a stock LS truck accessory bracket. Front and rear brackets and two small spacers and it fits like a glove even with a 6.5" pulley from #howeperformance. While we don't have these in actual production yet we do have a distributor who will be offering them very soon.
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Also have to throw a big thanks out to @vagueindustries @radialdynamics and @modern_forge for all the recent hands on help and advice getting our new steering system put together.
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #cad #caddesign #3dmodeling #3dlaserscan #3dscanning #creaform #trophytruck
#powersteering #trophytruckpump
#lsengine #lstruck #chevytruck #tubechassis #rockcrawler #rockcrawling
#vagueindustries #radialdynamics #brackets #builtandbought #hydraulics
@howeperformance @powersteeringsolutions

We couldn't find brackets to mount a trophy truck steering pump to the front of a stock LS truck accessory bracket. Then...
03/21/2019

We couldn't find brackets to mount a trophy truck steering pump to the front of a stock LS truck accessory bracket. Then we also couldn't find a model of the pump anywhere to even start designing with. So, just completed a quick collaborative effort with @modern_forge to get a model together figuring maybe the rest of the world needs this too? The particular pump I scanned came from @powersteeringsolution and the pulley of course is from @howeperformance. Not sure where we're sharing this model yet for download, but if you have need for it hit us up! And be sure to give the Modern Forge page a like as they always have some interesting projects going on.

A quick #reverseengineering study to finish up this exhaust manifold. Roughly 3 hours from scan start to end of model.
03/17/2019

A quick #reverseengineering study to finish up this exhaust manifold. Roughly 3 hours from scan start to end of model.

More #bmw work from earlier this week. Quick scan, utilizing our Creaform scanner, of the wheel well areas on this sweet...
03/01/2019

More #bmw work from earlier this week. Quick scan, utilizing our Creaform scanner, of the wheel well areas on this sweet Z3 M race car in the works over at our composites partner Klaus Composites, LLC. They'll use this data to cut the molds for some very form fitting inner wheel well panels. Can't wait to see this car come to life!
If you haven't checked out Klaus go give them a look see. They provide the DC metro area with some fantastic composite work in the motorsports and aerospace industries. They also provide aero analysis if you're looking to figure out exactly what your car needs instead of just bolting on some random ebay parts.

Just catching up on some posts from a busy week.For all you #bmw fans....just starting some designs on a large carbon in...
03/01/2019

Just catching up on some posts from a busy week.

For all you #bmw fans....just starting some designs on a large carbon intake plenum for a E30 M3 with a period correct M5 drive train swap. Having a scanned build envelope makes this work easy.
Always amazed how well this #creaform goscan scanner stitches a beautiful texture to the mesh

Quickie post to start the week....scan of some V6 Honda race headers from @racedashsolution for digital optimization and...
02/18/2019

Quickie post to start the week....scan of some V6 Honda race headers from @racedashsolution for digital optimization and reproduction CAD files.

Urgent request interior scan for the day. When you're asked to scan such a beautiful and rare car you just make the time...
02/14/2019

Urgent request interior scan for the day. When you're asked to scan such a beautiful and rare car you just make the time......

Not far back we measured out the inner perimeter of this BMW track car to install a lexan wall behind the main hoop. Thi...
02/06/2019

Not far back we measured out the inner perimeter of this BMW track car to install a lexan wall behind the main hoop. This keeps fuel fumes and dust out of the drivers compartment, and also makes for a smaller cabin for the a/c to cool.
As you can see the measuring process is very accurate and it wasn't hand trimmed at all to fit. Once measured, a DXF file was used to CNC router out the two pieces of lexan for a near perfect fit.
FARO Technologies
RRT & RRT Racing

3d printed metal forming dies, who'da thought? We've been so impressed with other peoples use of 3D printing for making ...
01/27/2019

3d printed metal forming dies, who'da thought? We've been so impressed with other peoples use of 3D printing for making forming dies that we had to try it out! Hanging out with @emersoncustoms today and decided it was time to have a taste of the hype. Just a test on a quick cut out of .050 6061 aluminum and it worked really well considering the lack of precision on the slot cutout and really small radius in the die. We printed this with PLA+ at 70% infill and probably didn't need anywhere near that. Didn't squish at all. We'll be using this a lot more in the near future....stay tuned!

Some special scanning this weekend on an all original and rare 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS at @emersoncustoms. While the b...
01/05/2019

Some special scanning this weekend on an all original and rare 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS at @emersoncustoms. While the body on this particular vehicle is very straight and intact, we do scan many vehicle panels in a preservation effort in case of damage.

Dyno testing of a 3D printed Bugatti brake caliper. The first in the world! Look it up on YouTube for a spectacular show...
12/28/2018

Dyno testing of a 3D printed Bugatti brake caliper. The first in the world! Look it up on YouTube for a spectacular show

When you work in the 3D scanning/reverse engineering/3D printing industry you hear a lot of comments about how 3D printed objects don't do much or are useless. That's far from the truth as we are able to print just about whatever we want in many different materials. As time goes on and we make more use of this technology the costs will finally reduce to a point where we can all benefit.
Someday.....

Catching up on some scan processing and calling it "work" so I don't have to get sucked into holiday prep 😜Scanned tw...
12/23/2018

Catching up on some scan processing and calling it "work" so I don't have to get sucked into holiday prep 😜
Scanned two centerlock wheels for a client last week to design a tool for them. Top one is a Lamborghini Gallardo Speedline wheel and bottom is a new Porsche 991 GT2 wheel. The GoScan texture scans are pretty nice
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #cad #caddesign #3dmodeling #3dlaserscan #3dscanning #3dscan #structuredlight #creaform #goscan50 #lamborghini #porsche911
#porsche #porsche991 #porschegt2 #gallardo
#lamborghinigallardo
#racewheels #centerlock
#speedline #speedlinecorse
#speedlinewheels

Vague Industries let us scan a few things in the shop tonight so would can test out some new hardware. We sure wish we h...
12/22/2018

Vague Industries let us scan a few things in the shop tonight so would can test out some new hardware. We sure wish we had picked up this Creaform GoScan 50 a lot earlier.

Fabworkz stopping by to play withis new scanner.

Time to step up the scanning game....better, faster.Bought 2 scanners from the same guy 2 different times at the PRI sho...
12/08/2018

Time to step up the scanning game....better, faster.
Bought 2 scanners from the same guy 2 different times at the PRI show. Good place to network and do business.
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #cad #caddesign #3dmodeling
#3dscanning #3dscan #structuredlight #creaform
#creaformscanner #amatek
#repeatcustomer #prishow
#pri2018

Since we made mention of the air-cooled version of the ITBs we should probably show a couple shots. This is the air-cool...
11/08/2018

Since we made mention of the air-cooled version of the ITBs we should probably show a couple shots. This is the air-cooled version and when we're a little further along with the water cooled we'll post that up too.
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#fabworkz
#itb #throttlebody #individualthrottlebodies
#porsche #porschepower #porscheracing #911carrera #porsche911 #911 #porsche964 #964 #porsche993 #993
#intakemanifold #manifold
#billet #billetaluminum #racecar #fuelinjection #raceengine #aircooled #intake #intakerunner #boosted #turbo #turbocharged #itbs

Another old project we're picking back up from time to time. We helped develope these beautiful roller barrel ITBs with ...
11/08/2018

Another old project we're picking back up from time to time. We helped develope these beautiful roller barrel ITBs with IMA Motorsport awhile back that are designed to be adaptable to almost any head porting and intake configuration. You may have seen these ITBs around for many years as they were originally made by JME, but they've now been updated to be a little more versatile.
This specific intake was made for a Porsche 944 8v and 16v heads. We're currently working on different sets for air-cooled and water cooled 911s.
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Don't hesitate to message us about designing a custom intake for your engine utilizing these very special itbs.
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#fabworkz
#itb #throttlebody #individualthrottlebodies
#porsche #porschepower #porscheracing #porsche911 #carbonfiber
#porsche944 #porsche968 #porsche928
#intakemanifold #manifold
#billet #billetaluminum #racecar #hondaracing
#raceengine #aircooled #intake #intakerunner
#boosted #turbo #turbocharged #itbs #v8
#4cylinder

Thinking back on a big project long ago designing a front mount intercooler for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Complete with...
11/05/2018

Thinking back on a big project long ago designing a front mount intercooler for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Complete with formed ducting, cusfom silicone couplers and CNC machined tb elbow.
Added 40% to the cooling capacity and freed up the stock cooler locations for additional oil cooling.
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#fabworkz
#cad #caddesign #point2cad #faro #faroarm #turbo #turbocharger #twinturbo
#porsche #cayenne #porschecayenne #cayenneturbo #intercooler
#frontmount #porschepower
#porscheracing #render #rendering #renders #bigfrontmount #turbocharged #frontmountintercooler
#cnc #cncmachining #billet

Today I got this nicely 3d printed Mazda rotary engine housing and rotor in trade for letting @draklore come and clean m...
11/05/2018

Today I got this nicely 3d printed Mazda rotary engine housing and rotor in trade for letting @draklore come and clean me out of leftover FD RX7 parts in the depths of the shop. Can't thank him enough for help with the clean out, the 3d print and the hoodie. We'll hopefully collaborate on some projects in the near future. Probably the best deal I've made all year!
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts
#mazda #mazdarotary #rotary
#rotaryengine #wankel #rx7
#3dprinted #3dprinter #3dscanning #laserscan #laserscanning #3dscan #3dprint #printedabs #3d #cad #cadmodels #caddesign #fdrx7 #garagecleanout #networking #collaboration
#draklore

Quick scan of an EK Civic gauge bezel. We're helping a client design carbon fiber inserts for holding your favorite digi...
11/02/2018

Quick scan of an EK Civic gauge bezel. We're helping a client design carbon fiber inserts for holding your favorite digital dash in your race/street car.
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@racedashsolution has a few different designs going already, but quickly growing their stock. They're always looking for commission work for your unique install, and if your display wouldn't fit with this type of mounting plate they can build you any other custom type of mount you need.
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#fabworkz
#cad #caddesign #point2cad #3dmodeling #3dlaserscan #3dscanning #3dmodeling
#importracing #honda #civic
#civicek #hondaCivic #integra
#acura #importdragracing
#japanesecars #importcars
#carbonfiber #digitaldash
#aim #racedash #fwd #racecar #carsofinstagram
#rendering #renders #reverseengineering
#3drendering

FARO Technologies
10/27/2018

FARO Technologies

Thank you, Pratt & Miller Engineering, for the great talk at IMTS! Watch how they are racing into the future with 3D technology in this live presentation recording. http://ow.ly/XsBh30mm3Vj

Now why would anyone need a bunch of old LS throttle bodies scanned? Guess we'll find out soon enough.... 😎..#fabwork...
10/20/2018

Now why would anyone need a bunch of old LS throttle bodies scanned? Guess we'll find out soon enough.... 😎
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #cad
#caddesign #point2cad #faro
#einscan #einscanpro #shining3d #chevyls #lsengine
#bigideas #reverseengineering
#raceparts #3dscan #3dmodeling #3dlaserscan
#3dscanning #3dprinting
#prototyping
#hiddenagenda

Don't mind us while we take a few 3D scans with our phone.....Using nothing but a ToF sensor, a USB cord and the Scandy ...
10/09/2018

Don't mind us while we take a few 3D scans with our phone.....

Using nothing but a ToF sensor, a USB cord and the Scandy Pro app you too can be scanning the world on the fly! No targets needed. It's still in its infancy, but Scandy is making quick progress especially with Android and iOS phones with built in depth sensors. The ToF sensor gives you the flexibility of scanning up close, an entire car, or even a very large room.
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #3dprinted #3dprint
#3dprinter #3dprintedparts
#3dscanning #laserscan #laserscanning #3dscan
#tof #depthsensor #mobilescanning #scandy
#scandypro #maker #3dscaneverything
#3dsurface #3dsurfacing
#cad #cadmodels #caddesign
#cadsoftware #3dcad

Ever see those really cool machined throttle body spacers with the neat swirly cuts in them? Ever wonder if they actuall...
10/06/2018

Ever see those really cool machined throttle body spacers with the neat swirly cuts in them? Ever wonder if they actually swirl any air when it passes through?
Quick and dirty CFD analysis aaaaand.......not so much. However, it's always fun to do the testing that most companies don't do before they sell stuff.

If you really want air swirling into your manifold(don't bother), then just remember it happens naturally in your intake tubes before the throttle body. πŸ˜‰
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #cad
#caddesign #chevyls #lsengine #lseverything #cfd
#spacer #airflow #weirdproducts #horsepower
#fakeproducts #gimmicks

#aircooled VW wine chiller anyone? We have enough parts to make one last piece and then not sure if we'll make more. We'...
08/27/2018

#aircooled VW wine chiller anyone? We have enough parts to make one last piece and then not sure if we'll make more. We're also out of cylinders, so if anyone wants the last one (for now) I'll need a cylinder to use. Some people like to use they're own cylinders from a dead engine. Most customers have been decorating them with their own emblems, stickers, logos, etc, but we can accommodate customization for that also.
And yes, we can also do something similar with a Porsche cylinder. If you have another idea in mind along these lines let us know! Message us if interested
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#fabworkz
#cad #caddesign #vw #ghia #vwghia #volkswagon #karmannghia #beetle #vwbus #aircooledhooligans
#airbags #airride #vwbeetle
#volkwagonbeetle #baggedpatina #porsche #vintagevw #vintageporsche
#aircooledporsche #vdub #vwthing #porsche914 #porsche912 #porsche911
#flatsix #flat4 #aircooledvw

08/24/2018

#TBT to a monster 930 Turbo intercooler we built a few years back. Hand formed endtanks and all. Cool.....very cool. 😎
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #cad #caddesign #point2cad #faro
#faroarm #porsche #porsche911 #porscheturbo
#911turbo #930turbo #widebody #flatsix #intercooler #porscheracing #aluminumfabrication #cooler
#reverseengineering #911
#spearco #spearcointercooler
#turbocharged

We see it's very common that a lot of guys can't install their parking brake calipers on a muscle car where the supplied...
08/23/2018

We see it's very common that a lot of guys can't install their parking brake calipers on a muscle car where the supplied brackets locate it due to hitting the frame. Helping out CMX Motorsport and Fabrication get it right the first time.
CAD-->cut brackets-->perfect fit without hitting the frame 😎
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #cad #caddesign #point2cad #faro
#faroarm #chevelle #wilwood #wilwoodbrakes #parkingbrake #musclecar #hotrod #ford9inch #cadoncecutonce #plasmacut

Final mounting of the air box for the Eclipse time attack car over at #rrtracing. Very little fitting to do actually aft...
08/21/2018

Final mounting of the air box for the Eclipse time attack car over at #rrtracing. Very little fitting to do actually after having 3D scanned the area to get a design/build envelope. As with any job, having the right tools can usually make it more accurate and happen faster.
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts
#dsm #rrt #sheetmetal #mitsubishi #eclipse #mitsubishieclipse #timeattack #racecar #baileigh #baileighindustrial #sheetmetal #fabrication
#metalfabrication #airintake #hillclimb #airinduction #einscan #einscanpro #3dscan #3dscanning #laserscan #3dmodeling #reverseengineering #cad
#caddesign #globaltimeattack
#4g63

Question is...... who doesn't need 1-1/2" lift spacers for their GMC Acadia??..#fabworkz #gmc#acadia #gmcacadia#liftkit ...
07/20/2018

Question is...... who doesn't need 1-1/2" lift spacers for their GMC Acadia??
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#fabworkz #gmc
#acadia #gmcacadia
#liftkit #billetspacers
#cncraceparts #cncmachining
#cncmilling #cncmill
#billetaluminum #offroad
#fwdoffroad #skyjacker
#chevy #liftedgrocerygetter

All measured out and ready for cutting and bending. The right tools make this a quick easy project. The back will be ext...
07/08/2018

All measured out and ready for cutting and bending. The right tools make this a quick easy project. The back will be extended up 3" and the bottom extended out 2". Ya, he's a big dude.

Next we'll have @vagueindustries in New Hampshire zap the plates out do some of their precision bending on them.

Not sure who gets the job of cutting and grinding the seat welds, but I can assure it won't be fun. These are put together with a spool gun set on kill! 😳
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts
#cncraceparts #faroarm #faro
#cmm #cmmarm #raceseats
#kirkeyseats #kirkey #measuretwicecutonce
#aluminumfabrication
#racingseats
#bigguyinalittleseat
#vagueindustries

Oh, that nitro glow!Not bad for someone who can't use a camera. It's amazing how today's cameras make you look like you ...
07/07/2018

Oh, that nitro glow!
Not bad for someone who can't use a camera. It's amazing how today's cameras make you look like you know what you're doing....kinda like modern TIG welding machines do too. 😁
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#fabworkz #newengland
#nhra #sandvik #sandvikracing
#drags #dragracing
#newenglanddragway
#topfuel #nitromethane
#nitro #funnycar #topfuelfunnycar
#fridaynightlights #openheaders #blown
#sonycamera #sonyrx10iii
#amateurphotography
#amateurphotographer
#quartermile #exhaust
#exhaustflames #rawfuel

It was a night.....#fabworkz#fabworkz #newengland#granitelake #nh#newhampshire#peaceful #sunset#beautiful #happy4th#almo...
07/05/2018

It was a night...
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#fabworkz
#fabworkz #newengland
#granitelake #nh
#newhampshire
#peaceful #sunset
#beautiful #happy4th
#almosttime #fireworks
#lightshow #onthelake
#nhlakes #chillin
#4thofjuly #july4th #independenceday
#freedom #merica

In this episode.....how to make already enormous #kirkey adjustable seats fit an even bigger driver. Not that he's fat, ...
07/01/2018

In this episode.....how to make already enormous #kirkey adjustable seats fit an even bigger driver. Not that he's fat, but he's really tall and he's out of rear height adjustment to keep the harness guide holes above his shoulders. Measure twice with a FARO arm, cut once. πŸ˜‰
Isn't that what they say?
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts
#cncraceparts #faroarm #faro
#cmm #cmmarm, #kirketseats #bigguyinalittleseat
@vagueindustries

In this episode.....how to make already enormous #kirkey adjustable seats fit an even bigger driver. Not that he's fat, ...
07/01/2018

In this episode.....how to make already enormous #kirkey adjustable seats fit an even bigger driver. Not that he's fat, but he's really tall and he's out of rear height adjustment to keep the harness guide holes above his shoulders. Measure twice with a FARO arm, cut once. πŸ˜‰
Isn't that what they say?
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts
#cncraceparts #faroarm #faro
#cmm #cmmarm, #kirketseats #bigguyinalittleseat
@vagueindustries

Final install pics of @emersoncustoms #1965gto #protouring #frontmount..#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #aluminumfabricati...
07/01/2018

Final install pics of @emersoncustoms #1965gto #protouring #frontmount
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#fabworkz #3dprintedraceparts #aluminumfabrication #frontmount #cfd #airflow #caddesign #cadmodels #cad
#lsengine #procharger
#gto #emersoncustoms
#customintercooler #fluidflowdynamics
#3dcad #3dmodeling
#supercharged #ls7
#metrology #point2cad
#efficiency #cmm

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