REVERSE ENGINEERING PARTS: THE BASICS
Reverse engineering involves the extraction of existing design information and using it to recreate the machine part. When executed properly, the reverse engineering process will produce a high-quality part that performs to the same standards as an OEM replacement part. In many cases, reverse-engineered machine parts are less expensive than the original OEM alternative.
Our reverse engineering services utilize advanced FaroArm 3D scanning reverse engineering technology. FaroArm is a highly intuitive and portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that enables us to perform accurate 3D inspections of the parts you supply us. The FaroArmâs robust scanning capabilities ensure a detailed measurement of the partâs surface form. We use the data obtained from the inspection to replicate the design and create 3D models using CAD drawings and generate a fully functioning part that will meet your performance expectations.
Our reverse engineering services are not just for âone-offâ parts production projects. The engineering data we obtain during the FaroArm measuring process is documented with the appropriate tolerances, and quoted in advance for future projects. This enables us to fill a new parts order quickly and efficiently whenever you need it.
We maintain a database containing thousands of custom machine parts drawings that are ready for immediate use. You will have the peace of mind of knowing that your production lines will experience minimal disruptions due to an unexpected machine part failure.
Here are a few real world of examples of using reverse engineering to create rare or obsolete replacement parts:
- Redesigning a faulty seal on a piece of heavy machinery by using FaroArm technology to scan and measure the design and record the seal dimensions. This enables the generation of a CAD model that serves as the basis for a complete redesign of the seal, while capturing all the relevant features of the original seal.
- Assisting smaller manufacturers in developing formal part specifications by using a CMM to determine all critical part dimensions, then calculating the required tolerances and creating a precise drawing with the help of modeling software. This provides a cost-effective solution for companies that do not have blueprints for older parts on file.
- For companies that utilized older drill forgings that were designed without CAD models, reverse engineering provides a fast, efficient method for modifying and reproducing the existing forgings. This allows the company to quickly reproduce drill bits to spec whenever replacements are needed
Learn more about how our reverse engineering services can streamline and simplify your manufacturing processes by providing fast, affordable replacement parts whenever you need them. Contact us for more information and a no-obligation project quote today.