Modernize Reverse Engineering

Modernize the reverse engineering process for industrial and manufacturing applications. By leveraging laser scanning, capturing part dimensions in 3D mesh visualizations can be completed in minutes. After capturing the dimensions, results are delivered as a .STL file or a feature-based 3D model for CAD programs such as Solidworks changes the way reverse engineering is done. Reduce lead time without sacrificing accuracy with modernized reverse engineering with R-V.

Unmatched Accuracy

millions of laser measurements
  • 0.0009-inch accuracy
  • Certified ISO 17025
  • 11 blue laser crosses
  • 1.3mm measurements/second

Reverse Engineer Difficult Parts

  • Various surface finishes and colors
  • Deep grooves or channels
  • Scan heavy or large parts in place
  • Eliminate casted part obsolescence

Improve Quality Control

  • Mobile system for on-premises scanning
  • Geo-tagging system for large part scanning
  • Dimensional heat maps showcase dimensional variance

Our 2-Step Modern Reverse Engineering Process

Step 1: Scanning and Measurement Capture

The first step of the process is capturing the part measurements with 3D laser scanning. This replaces the hours-long process of calipers and tape measures. In this step R-V personnel:

  1. Calibrate the scanner. This is completed before each scanning session, and a calibration report is saved for accuracy tracking.
  2. A minimum of three (3) scans, from different angles, are captured for each part to ensure data accuracy and mesh integrity.
  3. A completed 3D mesh is created with the merged data from the three completed scans.

Step 2: Reverse Engineering

After the 3D Mesh is created, the reverse engineering process to a feature-based model begins:

  1. Mesh file imported in VX Elements for conversion to feature based models
  2. Depending on customer intent, we engineer model to original design intent.
  3. Model is exported to CAD-based model with features and modification capabilities intact.
  4. For quality control applications, deviation reports validate the measurements of all critical dimensions by comparing scanned data to part design geometry.

Put Away the Calipers and Tape Measures

Get your reverse engineering process started.

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