Extreme Sled Racing Adopts 3D Laser Scanning

We love extreme sports, and sledding has been one of the more extreme sports that we have seen. However, making these sleds isn’t always easy. We want them to be fast, sleek, and beautiful. Making these sleds is not an easy task because each person not only weighs a different amount, but they want them to be able to do unique things. To achieve better and faster sleds, a team used 3D laser scanning to improve the aerodynamics.

The goal of adopting 3D laser scanning was to make the pods more comfortable on the sled. This would allow the person controlling the sled to control, guide, and maneuver easier than ever before. It would make it more aerodynamic, which would hopefully lead to a victory for that person. This technology would help make a custom-made sled that is unique and not a one size fits all sled.

It could lead to a more competitive race and shave off seconds at a time, all leading to a victory. 3D laser scanning has become one of the technological world’s highlights and will continue to grow in use. We will see this field expand in 2021, and new equipment will emerge because of it.

How 3D laser scanning works

This technology was created in the 60s but was not adopted until the late 90s. It involves using lasers and sensors that capture detailed information on a room or object. Some scanners take rapid pictures of an area and capture cloud points on a scene.

Every 3D scanner you see will collect information like textures, colors, sizes, all dimensions, including width, length, and height. The information will be sent to the CAD or computer-aided design program where you can enhance the image and add crucial details that can help design an object.

The CAD system that partners with 3D laser scanning must test a product, object, or space before physically creating it. Any user can add in key information that may change the shape or size of an object. In shedding, a person’s weight and height can be added to see how fast a sled would go.

What other sports can benefit from this technology

The best thing about 3D laser scanning is that it is versatile. If a sports scout is looking for new players who can scan the athletes’ bodies while playing. They can fully understand if they have what it takes to be a new sports star.

This technology can also be great for rehabilitating any hurt sports athletes. It can help them understand the best ways to treat a player and continue playing faster and easier. This can be the biggest benefit for sports, and we will see it grow and expand.

Final thoughts

3D laser scanning is constantly evolving and shaping our future in specific fields. Though it was not adopted quickly, it is now spreading and visible to the public eye. As more consumers are becoming aware of the benefits, they will expect to see this technology in more areas of their daily lives. 

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