More on reverse engineering Reverse engineering for complex geometries
Where there is no information about the dimensions of an object except for the physical item itself, the quickest and most reliable way to reproduce it will be by reverse engineering. Where a product is freeform or organic in shape (a non-geometrical shape), designing in CAD may be challenging as it can be difficult to ensure that the CAD model will be acceptably close to the sculpted part. We use powerful software to reverse engineer the surface to closely follow the physical model surface within the required deviation. Depending on the downstream application for the CAD model, different types of surfaces can be created, optimised for redesign, remanufacture, analysis, evaluation or 3D printing.