Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering Services

SubaruAir offers Reverse Engineering Services to assist your physical objects to bring changes to their shape and design needs. By using our 3D laser scanning technologies and 3D CAD software, we are able to assist you in capturing the measurements and enter them into our 3D Product Development software.

The Proto3000's Reverse Engineering Services team will help you:

• Capture CAD data from current objects
• Product Design a new part to fit
• Performance surfaces
• Update CAD models for part tooling needs
• Redesign a product or part without manufacturing defects
• Modernize your manufacturing process

What is Reverse Engineering?

Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object or system through analysis of its structure, function and operation. It often involves taking something (e.g., a mechanical device, electronic component, or software program) apart and analyzing its workings in detail to be used in maintenance or to try to make a new device or program that does the same thing without copying anything from the original.Reverse engineering has its origins in the analysis of hardware for commercial or military advantage. The purpose is to deduce design decisions from end products with little or no additional knowledge about the procedures involved in the original production. The same techniques are currently being researched for application to legacy software systems, not for industrial or defense ends, but rather to replace incorrect, incomplete, or otherwise unavailable documentation.

Reverse Engineering Services

Proto3000 offers the following Reverse Engineering Services

• Part-to-CAD Modeling
• 3D Laser Scanning
• 3D CAD Archiving
• Surface Capturing
• 3D Artistic Digital Sculpting

Reasons for Reverse Engineering

• Interoperability
• Lost documentation: Reverse engineering often is done because the documentation of a particular device has been lost (or was never written), and the person who built it is no longer available.
• Integrated circuits often seem to have been designed on obsolete, proprietary systems, which means that the only way to incorporate the functionality into new technology is to reverse-engineer the existing chip and then re-design it.
• Product analysis. To examine how a product works, what components it consists of, estimate costs, and identify potential patent infringement.
• Digital update/correction. To update the digital version (e.g. CAD model) of an object to match an "as-built" condition.
• Academic/learning purposes.
• Learning: learn from others' mistakes. Do not make the same mistakes that others have already made and subsequently corrected
• Reverse engineering of mechanical devices

As computer-aided design (CAD) has become more popular, reverse engineering has become a viable method to create a 3D virtual model of an existing physical part for use in 3D CAD, CAM, CAE or other software. The reverse-engineering process involves measuring an object and then reconstructing it as a 3D model. The physical object can be measured using 3D scanning technologies like CMMs, laser scanners, structured light digitizers or computed tomography. The measured data alone, usually represented as a point cloud, lacks topological information and is therefore often processed and modeled into a more usable format such as a triangular-faced mesh, a set of NURBS surfaces or a CAD model. Reverse engineering is also used by businesses to bring existing physical geometry into digital product development environments, to make a digital 3D record of their own products or to assess competitors' products. It is used to analyze, for instance, how a product works, what it does, and what components it consists of, estimate costs, and identify potential patent infringement, etc. Value engineering is a related activity also used by businesses. It involves deconstructing and analyzing products, but the objective is to find opportunities for cost cutting.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for your Reverse Engineering needs.
Qingdao SubaruAir PL.

Address: Qingdao Hi-tech Development Zone Chengyang Distric Qingdao 266111 China    E-mail:subaruair@yahoo.com