AMAP Scanning helps local glass artist

Released: Wednesday 1st November 2017 at 16:21

AMAP normally assist manufacturing companies with complex re-engineering or quality issues using our state of the art metrology equipment located at our premises as a result of our partnership with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

However, we were recently approached by renowned local artist Colin Rennie.  Colin had been commissioned to produce a work of art in blown glass consisting of over twenty pieces each connected to each other with brass linkages.

Due to the organic shapes Colin needed to be able to represent these digitally in order to design and make the necessary arbours and harnesses with which to support the individual parts of the sculpture. AMAP were able to capture the surface shapes of the parts using our Romer Absolute portable CMM scanning arm. 

The scans were then surfaced by Manufacturing specialist Adrian Morris, before being imported into Rhino software by Colin in order to design the connecting pieces. The finished sculpture can now be seen at the National Glass Centre.