Resolving mistakes fast

We made a mistake! We are in progress with fitment testing for Project Chameleon, putting together a rolling prototype, and we needed inboard mounts for the wishbone. A slight versioning error meant that the incorrect version of the mount had been imported into our master assembly. This was then printed. The results of which you can see below. 2mm out. … Read More

We have power!

We have power! We have just taken delivery of the LEM200 D95B electric motor from our friends at Lynch Motor Company, soon to be installed into the Chameleon vehicle. One of the key areas we want to push forward in automotive design and manufacture with this project is a focus on sustainability from cradle to grave. This has resulted in … Read More

Student showcase

Our first Student Showcase is here! What an awesome job Nicole has done. She had this to say on the work she has carried out so far: “Over the last few weeks I have been examining in detail parts from a donor vehicle and reverse engineering, using CAD software, to reproduce digital parts to aid in the design of other areas of … Read More

Hybrid design ethos

You wouldn’t 3d print a car, would you? Well, at least not the whole thing. Project Chameleon will consist of some exciting 3d printed chassis structures, but we are sourcing many off the shelf items. This hybrid design ethos is what drives Scaled. We understand better than most how powerful 3d printing is. We also understand better than most its … Read More

Going electric

What does sustainability mean to you? For us it means ground-up consideration; from design through to production. This is why we have been working hard to replace virgin plastic in our processes, with plastic derived from recycled sources. It is also why we embarked on Project Chameleon. To not only demonstrate a low-to-no emissions vehicle platform, but also aim for … Read More

Sustainable Power

What does sustainability mean to you? For us it means ground-up consideration; from design through to production. This is why we have been working hard to replace virgin plastic in our processes, with plastic derived from recycled sources. It is also why we embarked on Project Chameleon. To not only demonstrate a low-to-no emissions vehicle platform, but also aim for … Read More

Getting help from UBR students

School’s out!? Not for some of the incredibly talented students from the University of Birmingham who are part of the UBRacing team. As sponsors of the team, and having seen first-hand the excellent work they’ve been doing on Formula Student, we knew the guys and girls would be able to help us out on Project Chameleon. We had a remote … Read More

3D printing topology optimised designs

What does this look like? It may look like something out of Star Wars, but it’s really a teaser for the final output of our stochastic topological optimisation work with the geniuses that make up @Rafinex. We will be using this output to inform our design of the Chameleon chassis, ensuring that we have the greatest structural integrity, for the … Read More

Topology optimisation for chassis design

What would a car look like if it was designed by a robot? Project Chameleon is showing us, and it’s pretty exciting. The photos below show the design space that we started with (top left), where we fed in different load case data for cornering, pot-hole impacts, braking etc., and the incredible (definitely not black magic) software from stochastic topology … Read More

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