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Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering Services

In the highly competitive global marketplace, manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to shorten time to market a new product.

More and more manufacturers are opting for reverse engineering because:

  • Legacy Components – For many components that were designed and manufactured years ago, there are no existing 2D drawings or 3D CAD data from which to reproduce the object. Here, Reverse Engineering is a vital means to gain the information to recreate the product.

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) issues – If the OEM is no longer trading or has lost design measurements then Reverse Engineering will supply the vital product information for manufacturing.

  • Design Development, Part Testing & Analysis – Through Reverse Engineering, a 3D product can be quickly captured in digital form and remodelled or analysed in order to achieve improved design iterations.

  • Competitor Analysis – Any organisation can analyse competitor products through Reverse Engineering.

  • Bespoke and Ancient objects – Where there is no information about the dimensions of an object except for the physical item itself, the quickest and most reliable way to reproduce it will be by Reverse Engineering. Where a product is organic in shape (not a standard geometry such as cuboid or cylindrical), designing in CAD may be challenging as it can be difficult to ensure that the CAD model will be acceptably close to the sculpted model. Reverse Engineering avoids this problem as the physical model is the source of the information for the CAD model.

  • Modern manufacturing methods such as Additive Manufacturing rely on Reverse Engineering.