Reverse Engineering Services

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Get Usable CAD from Your Parts

Our high-resolution 3D scanning services allow us to quickly capture and digitize the geometry of your physical parts. With our reverse engineering services, we can then convert your 3D scanning data into a standard CAD model such as an IGES or STEP file. These files can be used to manufacture your parts or modify the original design.

Deliverables: IGES | STEP | SLDPRT | IPT

Lead Time: 4-5 DaysPrice: ■■■■■
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Why Reverse Engineer?

3D scanning produces a point map, or “mesh”, of an object’s surface that makes no distinction between features such as faces or holes. For many applications, the mesh needs to be converted into a solid model, such as an IGES or STEP file, for the majority of applications. Using reverse engineering software, our engineers overlay CAD primitives onto the regions and features of the mesh, ultimately creating a solid model from the scan.

These “dumb” solids can be used with most manufacturing processes to replicate your part directly. They are, however, difficult to modify should you need to change the design of your part. But with the “Export Conversion” feature, your dumb solid is procedurally re-created in the CAD package of your choosing, giving you a project file for your part with a full feature tree.

Types of 3D Models

 MeshDumb SolidSuite-Specific
Produced By3D ScanningReverse EngineeringExport Conversion
File Types•STL
•OBJ
•PLY
•WRL
•IGES
•STEP
•SLDPRT
•IPT
Applications•Part Inspection
•Analysis
•3D Printing
•Machining
•Molding
•Routing
•Design Modification
•Tooling Design

Reverse Engineering Applications

One you’ve turned your part into a CAD model via reverse engineering, the possibilities are endless. You can use it to design tooling and manufacture your part as-is, modify the original design, or just archive the CAD for future use.

Let’s Re-Create Something

Turn your parts into CAD in less than a week.

Reverse Engineering with 3D Scanning

Why Choose 3 Space?

With expertise across every stage of the product development process — including concept, design, reverse engineering, scanning, prototyping and production — 3 Space personnel are on hand and ready to help solve any design and manufacturing challenges you may encounter. Where other reverse engineering companies may only offer limited knowledge in one area of product development, we believe that keeping development and production in-house, under one roof, is the best way to deliver high-quality and cost-effective results to our customers. Questions? Contact 3 Space today.