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Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is a technique that supports the design process providing a comprehensive insight into the product or parts. It consists in 3d scan parts or objects on or off-site to create CAD for prototypes and legacy parts. The advantage of using a 3D scanner for this process is that, for complex parts, it is faster and much more accurate than any manual measurement methods.

The output of the reverse engineering are CAD models that can be used for quick prototyping, published on a website for marketing use, and serve as time and resource savers. This technology finds a wide range of applications, like the competition analysis or the quality control of industrial products, but also the production of 3D models to be placed in VR environments or the reconstruction or restoration of historical artifacts.

Benefits of 3D Scanning