Reverse Engineering

Uncomplicating complex geometries

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Be it building a legacy part back from scratch or understanding a part’s intended design, easy is the new complicated, thanks to the reverse engineering capabilities of
3D scanning systems.

Reverse engineering by 3D scanning is helping do away with inconvenient, time consuming and possibly inaccurate re-creations of complex objects. Irrespective of whether the reverse engineering is being carried out as a learning exercise or for actual reinvention or reconstruction of an object, reverse engineering by 3D scanning offers the simple yet advanced method of arriving at a 3D model of the object, precisely and quickly. 3D scanning does in hours what traditional methods take days or weeks to accomplish.

Prototyping with 100% accuracy is possible from the delivered CAD drawing. The output is also useful for inspection, mold and pattern making, tool path creation, tooling verification or additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Reverse engineering by 3D scanning also makes it easy to correct tool geometries in the CAD data and tune it to meet the newest requirements or norms, thereby reducing time and effort that may otherwise be lost in refabricating the prototype.

Reverse engineering provide for reduction methods as in:

  • Surface model
  • Volume model
  • Fully parametric (CAD model with geometric elements)
  • Reduction of scaled and inverted error for tool correction
  • Direct interface to CAD systems