CAD data for Reverse
Engineering is a way used to describe the process of electronically re-constructing
an existing product accurately, for the purpose of manufacturing more of the
same product or modifying it to improve upon its design. Situations where this
service is needed include cases when:
1. No drawings are available, only the
tooling exists to make the parts.
2. Drawings are very old or no longer match
the part actually produced.
3. No drawings available because a
supplier no longer exists or is out of business.
4. No drawings were ever created, only a
physical prototype was made.
involves a physical part being measured (depending on complexity) either by
hand measurement tools or laser scanned. From the measured data, a new 3D CAD
Model is produced. The 3D CAD Model can then be used for further design work or
computer aided manufacturing processes.