A modern approach to reverse engineering—backed by the latest measurement technology and software—can drive value throughout your business.

• Rebuild CAD data for legacy parts and tooling.
• Design new custom products that fit in, on, or around existing ones.
• Document changes made post-prototype or manufacture.
• Recreate non-existent or lost CAD data for parts and molds.
• Convert physical parts into CAD for new product designs.

As a practice, reverse engineering is as old as engineering itself. Thanks to continuing advances in hardware and software technology, reverse engineering is now so fast, accurate, and effective that it has become an integral part of modern product design.

Reverse engineering adds value at every step of the product lifecycle
To create and sustain long-term value, manufacturers know that they need to take a holistic view of the entire product lifecycle. The best-performing companies have mastered the ability to move seamlessly from digital, to physical, and back to digital throughout the product lifecycle using technology like 3D scanning, reverse-engineering software, digital metrology software, and 3D printing.

Concept
• Start from existing products.
• Benchmark your competitors.
Design
• Ensure designs will interface with existing products.
• Capture changes made to physical prototypes.
Manufacture
• Speed up tooling development.
• Compensate design files to reflect the as-manufactured state.
Support and Maintain
• Manufacture replacement parts.
• Create tooling digital archives.