Below you can find the frequently asked questions
What does Reverse Engineering mean?
Reverse Engineering is the technical term for the reconstruction in point clouds of surfaces for use in CAD programs.
What are the costs for Reverse Engineering?
The costs depend very much on the complexity of the component. In general it can be said that reverse engineering is considerably more efficient and faster than a new design.
What software do you use for Reverse Engineering?
In principle, any CAD software can be used here. We usually use Geomagic Design X even for the STEP areas requested.
What do you need for Reverse Engineering?
We need the point cloud of your component or object. This can be created by a 3D scanner or by using simulation software.
How does manual Reverse Engineering work?
With manual reverse engineering, new areas are created to match the existing point cloud. So the whole part is redesigned.
Why is Reverse Engineering useful to various industries?
Manufacturing and technology rely on RE for a variety of reasons. It is generally used to find out how devices or products are made. The function of a product can also be more easily understood through remodeling. Reverse engineering is often used in industries to define and optimize processes.
How does a 3D Scanner work?
3D scanners cast a grid of laser lines or white light onto an object. The scanner can take hundreds of thousands of distance measurements per second. Furthermore, the scanner can create a reference frame through the use of target marks. This means that it knows where it is in the room compared to the respective object. So all distance measurements can be combined, creating a seamless surface becomes possible.