3D Tooling Technologies were approached regarding help reproducing the crank case from the 1930’s Rolls Royce Phantom III. The original crankcases were becoming unusable and the original tooling to produce the parts was no longer in existence.
Phantom Engineering approached Arrk NTC in Nuneaton who acted as project manager to oversee all aspects from design through to finished machined castings.
3D Tooling Technologies first had the task of producing a CAD model of the cast component to act as the bible for future tooling. This wasn’t an easy task as many of the original drawings either didn’t exist or were very poor quality from old microfilms. Phantom Engineering had the painstaking task of scouring contacts across the globe to get as many reasonable drawing as possible to work from. Eventually there was enough information to move forward albeit still a difficult task.
The CAD model was completed mid 2012 and went through a thorough checking process by Arrk’s quality control. Once satisfied the model was correct the tooling modeling and manufacturing commenced.
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