Reverse engineering is the process by which an object is deconstructed to reveal its design, architecture or extract information. We use 3D scanning to recreate digital data in the form of a 3D model from an existing part.
Reverse engineering is used when the original manufacturer no longer manufactures a product, there is not enough information on the original design, in product improvement where bad features need to be designed out and to strengthen good features.
3D Scanners scan an object as a mesh. This mesh is transferred into a CAD software where the mesh is refined and reverse engineered into solid shapes. The regenerated model can then be 3D printed.
Reverse Engineering Process : Object -> Scan -> Re bridge -> CAD model -> Manufacturing Cycle
At Imaginarium we use the Zeiss Comet L3D8M with blue LED fringe projection for 3D scanning objects. The system generates a full surface scan, digitizes the data, and helps generate a solid CAD model in no time.