CAD-Based Solutions offers Reverse Engineering services.

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Physical Model - Input

The input to the process is a physical model. This may be an Industrial Design shape or a collection of parts to "package" around. Typical materials include:

  • Clay
  • Foam
  • Ren-Shape
  • Competitive product
  • Existing component from paper drawing - need digital database





























Point Cloud

The physical model is fixtured and scanned to obtain a point cloud.

Organizing the point cloud and creating a curve network (when applicable) enables surface development to begin.



























2D Sketches - Alternate Input

In many cases, a physical model is not built due to time and/or budget issues. As alternate input, we can work with 2D sketches to understand the design and style requirements.

Surfaces are next created with strict adherence to the design intent.



























With the point cloud and curve network, surfaces are constructed according to the ID design intent and styling requirements.

We employ several diagnostic tools to ensure that surfaces are free of unwanted inflections and that edge continuity (G1 or G2) is maintained.
























Detail 3D Solid Model

Once the surface model (a-side) has captured design intent/satisfied styling requirements, we begin development of the solid model (b-side).

The solid model is built with strict adherence to the engineering/functional requirements and manufacturing processes.
























NC Programming

We have full in-house NC programming capabilities.

Independent of our Reverse Engineering Services, we also provide CNC Prototyping Services.























Physical Model - Output

The final step in our process is the output of a physical model. This model may be used for ID surface verification, functional samples, testing, etc.

Typical materials include:

  • Foam
  • Ren-shape
  • Aluminum