Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is the process of creating drawings from an existing object.

This may be for making replacement copies of a part that is no longer available , or perhaps to make a new object to fit an existing part.

This process is done in steps that are performed in a loop.

  1. measure the original master part
  2. create a CAD model from the measurements
  3. 3d print the CAD model
  4. Measure the 3d print and compare it to the original master part
  5. make adjustments to the CAD model so that it more closely matches the original
  6. 3D print again

The process is repeated from step 3 until the original and the 3D printed copy are close enough to meet the customer requirements

Reverse Engineering