Motorsport applications for Delcam software

UK company Delcam in Birmingham has published an application note on its website describing how its 'PowerINSPECT' software is used, in conjunction with a Belgian-made Krypton 'Rodym' optical coordinate measuring system, by Jo Bauer's FIA F1 technical inspection team

Motorsport applications for Delcam software

'PowerINSPECT' is used by the FIA to store a simplified racecar model that defines minimum and maximum dimensions in all critical areas. This model is divided into areas where bodywork material must be present and areas where no material is allowed.

Each F1 car is fitted onto a locating jig below two cameras mounted into the ceiling above the inspection area. The car is then inspected with a hand-held probe that can reach into all the regulated areas. The location of the point of contact is measured by means of optical triangulation to calculate the position of the probe tip to within 0.1mm.

Each measurement is then fed into 'PowerINSPECT' to determine whether the point is inside or outside the legal limits. The results are displayed instantly, allowing additional measurements to be made in any areas of concern to Bauer and his team.

The website has also published a new application note describing how the team at the UK's Warwick University used Delcam's 'PS-Team' task management system in creating its Formula Student single-seater.

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