The University of Lecad is specialized in design and prototyping.
The laboratory of Lecad has many prototyping and manufacturing machines. They use the Kreon scanner with an arm and also on a machine tool to digitize models or parts to rebuild in 3D.
At the University of Limoges, the students in Digital Modelmaking and Rapid Prototyping use Kreon’s non-contact measurement technology to develop dune buggies for the legendary Dakar Rally (formerly known as "The Paris-Dakar").
The students first created the initial digital model with Catia software to assess style of the prototype. After validation, the windshield and lights where digitized with a Kreon scanner mounted on a portable measuring arm. This combination enabled finalizing the digital model of the vehicle body. The models of the different parts were machined in polyurethane foam with a rapid prototyping station.
The Kreon Zephyr scanner was also used to design the internal panels of the doors using the real geometry of the body of the car.