What is Reverse Engineering?
As a leader in manufacturing and global sourcing of industrial castings and forgings, we occasionally have customers who have legacy parts with no drawings, or who are interested in a redesign and need to document their original product design. Reverse engineering methods are used to develop this product information.
We recently worked with a customer that could not provide drawings, CAD models, or material composition for quoting and manufacturing of components no longer available from the original equipment manufacturer.
Our team performed a reverse engineering study using laser scanning equipment to develop parasolid models of the components. We then used the 3D models to create 2D drawings of the components based on dimensions and geometric tolerances to be used during the manufacturing process. Destructive metallurgical testing was then performed to identify the material’s chemical and physical properties.
Once reverse engineering is complete, the data can be used in computer models to further analyze the performance and manufacturability of the part. Today’s reverse engineering process benefits from the use of sophisticated tools such as 3D scanning and computer modeling.
CAB’s ability to diagnose and reverse engineer our customers’ products using the latest technology sets us apart from our competitors. With our team of experienced engineers specializing in foundry processes, metallurgy and machining, we have strong skills to help our customers develop high quality and competitively priced products used “Design For Manufacturing” (DFM) methods.. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you today.
We also recently reverse engineered an industry standard rail brace, which is detailed below.