Reverse Engineer Cheaper, Faster and More Accurate

Imagine being able to capture anything in the physical world and have a digital model of it within minutes. Learn how to make this possibility a reality with 3D scanning technology.

Trying to meet deadlines, but you are constantly slowed down by tedious reverse engineering processes? You are not alone. Many companies spend countless hours of labor reverse engineering products, parts and components.

How much time do you currently spend:

  • Modifying and creating new versions of a part?
  • Innovating new products based off a reverse engineered part?
  • Incorporating a reverse engineered part into a new assembly?
  • Rebuilding worn or damaged parts?

In our ever-evolving world of complex product geometries, reverse engineering is a critical task that does not have to be daunting. 3D scanning technology offers a logical, automated workflow that makes the process of digitally representing the physical world fast, easy and accurate.

Why 3D Scanning?

Using traditional methods, engineers work through calculations and design with calipers, micrometers, calculators and more. This not only runs the risk of human error that can lead to numerous problems down the development cycle, but more dollars are being spent on hours of work that can be easily automated and calculated with a few clicks on your computer. These older methods are simply not efficient in today’s world where customers are demanding more, faster and mistakes made during the reverse engineering process result in higher costs and longer development cycles.

Incorporating 3D scanning technology into your reverse engineering workflow is essential for driving business going forward. Within five minutes, you can scan your object and collect its associated data. Next, easily integrate that data directly into your 3D CAD software. Then start designing highly complex parts faster through one seamless workflow!

Why Invest in 3D Scanning Technology?

  • Get products to market faster
  • Rapidly recover lost design data in one workflow
  • Reduce costs and increase efficiency with advanced software
  • Design the world around you

Get products to market faster. Accelerate your workflow, incorporate quality inspection and deliver products to market faster with 3D scanning. 3D scanning builds a bridge between physical parts and digital software tools for rapid design, engineering, production and quality control. Bring physical objects to CAD, re-create lost or damaged design files, verify dimensions, prepare for 3D printing and manufacture confidently.

Rapidly recover lost design data in one workflow. Lost design data? Have an old part with no drawings? No problem. 3D scanning lets you quickly and easily re-create 3D CAD data for highly complex and broken parts in one seamless scan-based design workflow. From there, you can go directly to 3D printing and manufacturing.

Increase efficiency with advanced software. Many 3D scanners include integrated software, such as the Geomagic Capture Scanner from 3D Systems. Now, you can get the accuracy, the scanning envelope and the advanced software you need all from one single vendor.

Design from the world around you. 3D scanning ushers in a new design paradigm where existing objects provide inspiration for innovative new products. Improve upon, learn from, customize and reuse the designs that surround you every day with a 3D scanner for CAD.

3D scans are highly accurate and have the ability to effortlessly integrate the results into 3D CAD tools such as SOLIDWORKS. With accuracies besting that of high performance digital calipers, reverse engineering teams can be confident their measurements are precise and do not need to be second guessed. For objects that are of softer materials, where flex and give can bias the measurement results, 3D scanning is simply the best method for capturing accurate measurements the first time, every time.

Making these changes can make the difference between getting to market first with a great new product or your competition beating you to the punch.

Geomagic Capture Scanner with SOLIDWORKS add-in
solidowrks inspection

Want to learn more?

Discover how 3D scanning helped identify a new species of dinosaur by:

  • Matching and identifying bones with the 3D scans
  • Mirroring the 3D models
  • 3D printing them to create a full skeleton

Interested in applying 3D scanning technology into your development cycle today?

Request a demo to learn more!