Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering is the deconstruction of an object to ascertain its design and workings.

Uses Of Reverse Engineering

  • There is a need to develop a new product that is based on an existing product where you have no CAD data to start from.

  • You need a digital version to work from to reduce the development cycle of new products.

  • You have a part that requires a redesign, and it does not have a CAD model.

  • The product design needs to be adjusted to correct performance or manufacturing problems.

  • There is a need to capture the exact geometry of an existing physical model and to digitize it.

  • You need to create a 3D virtual model for use in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), or Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software.

  • You require a way to inspect object dimensions, deformations, and other technical specification issues. Your purpose is to use Computer-Aided Engineering to inspect, analyze, and correct quality and performance issues.