When our starting point is an existing product or item, reverse engineering gives us an efficient way to refine and re-design. With our in-house 3D HD laser scanning facilities we can quickly capture fine detail, producing highly accurate digital data to push the product design and engineering programme forward.
If detailed specifications are lacking, 3D HD laser scanning can be used to rapidly analyse tooling and produce new CAD drawings for fresh developments or replacements.
Sometimes we will use hand tools to build a model, especially when organic shapes are particularly important and computer modelling is too restrictive. 3D HD laser scanning can then be used to record the information needed to produce a detailed technical drawing.
As designs progress from the original 3D CAD model through prototyping, HD laser scanning enables accurate capture of these modifications, design data can then be updated with confidence knowing that it conforms to a working solution.
When technical specifications for a production item are unavailable, in the case of an old product for instance, reverse engineering allows design and manufacturing information to be recorded accurately and efficiently for further development or alternative sourcing of the product.