3D scanning, quality inspection, reverse engineering

3D Scanning for Reverse Engineering

What can we offer?

  • Not just a scanning solution.
  • We specialise in reverse engineering and performance optimisation giving our clients a ‘one stop’ solution.
  • Qualified and experienced engineers, with a combined experience across multiple sectors of over 35 years.
  • A full set up 2D, 3D and manufacturing drawings on an original piece of equipment.
  • If your piece of equipment or product was designed pre-digitisation. We will capture the data and reproduce it in a digital model in CAD. One of the applications for this process can be part of a Planned Preventative Maintenance programme.

What equipment do we use?

Our engineering team use Siemens NX software, which provides integrated product design, engineering and manufacturing solutions to help you. As a result, we can design, simulate and manufacture products faster by enabling design decisions to be made in an integrated product development environment. For more information about the use and benefits of Siemens NX CAD software, click here.

8 Reasons why you should use reverse engineering:

  • Reverse Engineering is one of the most common applications for utilising scan data output from 3D optical or CT scanning.
  • We can deliver 2D and 3D manufacturing drawings of spare parts or re-commissioning a piece of equipment.
  • From capturing data of a piece of equipment, for example we can optimise its performance structurally, in manufacturing or in optimising the time a part takes to fit into larger pieces of equipment.
  • Reverse engineering can be done when documentation of a piece of equipment, production, operation or maintenance have shortcomings and original designs are not available.
  • Optical scanning compliments any restoration project through data collection archiving and the accurate restoration of a classic or heritage piece.
  • You can learn about a competitor’s latest research by capturing as much data as possible to understand its capabilities. This can help to develop a similar product.
  • Modern manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing rely on reverse engineering.
  • It is time-effective as a 3D model can be quickly captured in digital form and remodelled if necessary.

What is Reverse Engineering?

Reverse engineering is the process of collecting data from a piece of equipment, object or system through analysis of its structure, function and operation. It often involves analysing the workings of an object in detail.

For a full glossary of terms relating to reverse engineering and 3D scanning, click here.

Some of our Reverse Engineering projects

If you would like to discuss your project and how our solutions can help you, then please call us for a chat at +44 (0) 114 321 6375 or email with your enquiry.