3D scanning a car is often presented as a complete solution. It isn’t. There is the white noise between the scan and the result – a delivered and fully assembled buck for the body maker. In this case, the damaged car had differences positive and negative across the symmetry line. Fixing the body surface required mixing and matching car body areas to make something workable. Aware that even 4mm away from a car surface can create a terrible CAD surface, 3D Engineers worked to maintain curvature and original design features. A section, often known as ‘egg crate’, buck created from this much-improved surface delivered on time and to budget. The quality of the result speaks for itself.