an internal studio loop that requires the creativity of the designers and the modelers more than anything else", states Köck. " Both milling and scanning accelerates the processes and therefore contribute largely in providing more time for the creative steps. When we are talking about traditional methods, at the same time we are talking about days and weeks for logistics to go outside for milling, copy one side of the model over to the other manually, capture new surfaces by means of traditional CMMs, and so on." To shorten this time- consuming process, Kolb wants to make both milling and scanning available for the studio with the same level of flexibility that is expected from modelers. The rental package is available with operators and Kolb has chosen Germany's Design Consulting GmbH to provide qualified staff. Design Consulting managing director Alex Medawar: " Our focus has always been on the real demands inside the studios. Our customers would expect our contractors to bring along their own tools. So why not rent a clay-modeller and bring him along with a StudioLine? A milling machine is the true evolution of the traditional clay rake. And nobody will mind if we use a scanner to catch two million points instead of 200 points with the manual CMM." Using a clay modeller as a StudioLine operator brings an extra benefit: Other than a normal CNC operator, the clay modeller knows about the very special needs of the styling process as Glen Sutherland, Medawar's fellow managing director explains: " Depending on where we are in the project, it may be sufficient for the modellers to have section lines every 50mm and develop the surface manually. A milling shop will always give you top quality, however sometimes we need quick and dirty. And our operator is aware of this." Medawar adds: " I know that Kolb doesn't want to hear this: But we talk about a machine that comes with a clay modeller, it talks about a clay modeller that comes with the machine." Whatever perspective is " Our focus has always been on the real demands inside the studios"