Making Parts Compatible Virtually

When creating a part that will fit multiple years and generations of trucks there’s a lot of homework to do, especially if there’s a new model that just hit the streets. One way is to get the vehicle for measuring and fitment, but what if you need parts that are on the vehicle that leaves with the vehicle? These days when creating a part in CAD, it’s handy to adjoin parts also in CAD for compatibility and clearance. Since most parts aren’t available in CAD, scanning becomes an excellent alternative. Take the upcoming Ford Rear Differential Cover and new bracketry used on the 2020 Power Stroke Super Duty trucks for instance.

Precision laser scanning goes a long way in helping make precision-crafted parts that fit right the first time.