Reverse Engineering – from existing parts to CAD

We offer Reverse Engineering enabling our client to obtain CAD Drawing from existing parts

What is Reverse Engineering?

Reverse Engineering is a term used to describe the process of re-constructing an existing product accurately, for the purpose of construction / manufacturing more of the same kind or modifying it to improve upon its design.

Often companies have the requirements for CAD Drawings of an existing part.
This can be due to:

  • No Drawings exist only the tooling to make the part
  • Drawings are very old
  • The Supplier makes the part and has and will not provide the drawings

In these cases it is possible to measure the existing part by:

  • 3D Scanning
  • Hand measurements – recreating 3D CAD Models from existing parts

Following this, new 3D CAD models can be created and from this the subsequent 2D Drawings.

What Reverse Engineering Services does Cadworks offer?

At Cadworks we are regularly receiving parts that do not have drawings. Depending on the accuraty required we either measure or scan the parts to create new drawings. After the new CAD model has been created, modifications can also be implemented. Our drawings will be in accordance with industry standards to enable our client to send the drawings to be understood fully by any Manufacturers.