Reverse engineering is more common that we might have thought. It is helped by Computer Aided Design (CAD). It is the reconstruction of an object that already exists. The entire project begins with skilled designers looking at the end product. They will then design it in reverse.
It is during this scanning process that the designers of reverse engineering will look at the specification and dimensions of the original object (whatever it may be). This information – known as data – is collected and used to accurately rebuild another.
Often, the process of reverse engineering is used where the original documentation and manufacturing drawings are no longer available. Sometimes manufactured parts needs reassessment or redevelopment, as sometimes seen in the aviation industry.
CAD Systems are State of the Art
The initial process involves measurement. The dimensions of the product are accurately assessed right down to the finest detail. It does not matter whether the product being scanned is a component with intricate mechanisms or a free form object.
How Does the CAD System Get so Much Accuracy?
The data is gathered by means of a digitisation project. This creates a copy (albeit a digital one) using 3D measuring systems. This ensures the very finest detail is captured and all measurements are true to the actual original.
At companies like Physical Digital, a 3D Optical Measurement provider, highly-qualified and experienced designers will use cutting edge CAD systems to create 3D digital models of actual objects. This makes the objects or components ready for analysis, manufacture or redesigning.
Giving Products a New Lease of Life
Physical Digital will provide a range of services that will breathe life back into a product. The recreation of 3D data that has been scanned by advanced technology. All data is supported by the highest quality measuring systems.
Reverse Engineering in the Aerospace Industry
Aerospace 3D scanning systems allow data to be sourced with great reliability across a whole range of aeronautical parts. There are literally millions of tiny components and larger ones that are involved in the manufacture of any aircraft.
Engineers are constantly redesigning and improving the dynamic of aerospace parts and 3D scanning and reverse engineering is helping this industry sector with great efficiency.
Aeronautical engineers can reassess components are redesign, manufacture or analyse with the emphasis on improving on the object or detecting any flaws or inconsistencies.