Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering is the process of taking a part and reconstructing dimensional data in a format from which new parts, molds, or tools can be produced. Reverse Engineering can also be described as the process of measuring a physical part or artifact, and producing new CAD geometry or manufacturing drawings.


Make and Model: FARO Platinum.

Degrees of freedom: 7 Axis.

Range and Accuracy: 0.029mm for a range of 10 ft.


  1. Portable
  2. Scan/Measure items where operator feels difficult to reach the complicated positions.
  3. Versatile and flexible.

Need for Reverse Engineering

  1. The original manufacturer of a product no longer produces a product.
  2. There is inadequate documentation of the original design.
  3. To gain competitive benchmarking.
  4. To replace the obsolete materials with more current and less expensive technologies.
  5. Rapid Prototyping.
  6. The original design document was lost or never existed.
  7. To replace some bad features of a product which needs to be designed out.
  8. New avenues need to be explored to improve product performance and functionality.