3D Scanning for Reverse Engineering using 3D scan data is the most efficient way to generate a 3D CAD model from a physical object that has any kind of complex or freeform shape. While using traditional measurement techniques such as callipers to reverse engineer these complex surfaces can be difficult or even impossible, 3D laser scanning shines – literally! Scan data can be turned into a model representing its as-built shape or to match original as-designed features – including parametric ones.
3D scanning is not the “easy button” that many think it is. The most critical step in the reverse engineering process is the modelling performed by the applications engineers. Consequently, the reverse engineering process can be quite complex and is very dependent on the skill and expertise of both the engineers doing the work and those managing the project. The better the engineers, the better the results.
If you need to make manufacturing design changes, but don’t have parts data & documentation, Falcon’s on-site or in-lab reverse engineering services can help.