Portable CMMs and software make reverse engineering useful for modifications, new designs, and duplicating parts without drawings.
Where Reverse Engineering Makes Sense
RE works well in:
- Design, by adapting a structure to a mating surface and to compress the time-to-market cycles.
- Development, by rapid prototyping and prototype testing, for ergonomic, flow testing, or other evaluations.
- Tool making, by reducing the time required to develop tooling and improve tool accuracy.
- Repair, by creating new parts from old, fractured, or worn originals.
- Fabrication, by creating elements of materialhandling systems or other processes.
- Manufacturing, by developing one-off pieces of equipment or structures.
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