Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering an part using industrial CT scanning is faster and more accurate than rebuilding a component from scratch, which would involve a significant amount of time, cost, and effort.

Have you needed to make new tools for legacy parts, only to find out that there is no up-to-date CAD model available? Reverse engineering a part from scratch using traditional measurement methods can be time-consuming and risky. With industrial CT scanning, we can quickly reverse engineer legacy parts to provide you with new and highly accurate CAD models.

How it works: By CT scanning a part we capture hundreds of thousands of data points, including features that are hard to measure, and generate a 3D point cloud which we then convert to an STL file with over 2 million triangles. This STL file is then converted to a new CAD file for building a new component.

What you will receive: A CAD model in the format of your choice (.STL, .STEP, .IGS, .SLDPRT). New 2D drawings can also be provided.

CT Scanning Capabilities:

All objects must be within a 5" diameter, and up to 15" in height.

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Exact molded model (as built) or Designed intended (as designed)? o As-built model is as accurate as possible to the scan and we usually focus on critical areas of concern. It is in a “dumb” solid format which means that standard Boolean operations can be performed on this data (add, subtract, multiply, divide). It is a single entity without a history tree but it is created using CAD features and surfaces. o Design-intent this means that we create the model with idealized geometries. We remove warping, shrinkage, ejector pin marks, etc. since most of the time this data is used to either make a new design or make a new mold or part – typically customers don’t want the defects and manufacturing variability in this design to start from.
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