3D Scanning for Reverse Engineering

3D Scan to Reverse Engineer

Create Exquisite 3D Models. Applying Reverse Engineering Principles

reverse engineeringReverse engineering involves more than just hitting ‘scan’ on a 3D scanning device. And as 30-year veterans in this industry, we definitely know a thing or two about the entire process involved with generating digital 3D models from physical objects. Therefore, if you are currently struggling with extracting data and complete documentation from a component, we are definitely here to help.

CAD / CAM Services understands the complexities involved with developing 3D models with the parametric data and features contained in a physical object. Our team of engineers provide expert 3D scanning for reverse engineering, using only the best tools to carry out the reverse engineering process.

At CAD / CAM SERVICES, we integrate the latest reverse engineering principles to generate as-designed CAD models from your objects, scanning data from your fabricators or components from OEMs competing in your industry.


Scanning for Reverse Engineering

3D Scan of an Engine Block

Scanning technology has greatly improved over the last ten years. The 3D scanning industry, as a whole, is just beginning and that is great news for our industry.

Our scanners are now capable of consistently scanning down to a tolerance of .001”.  In addition, with the purchase of our new $500,000 Easy Tom CT scanner, we can now look inside of objects. It isurprising to us how many of our projects require a tolerance level tighter than .005” or better.

With high-end point cloud editors like Geomagic, we can now manipulate point clouds quickly and cleanly.

So many firms any more, are dictated by the ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 documentation.  It is important for you to look for a firm that understands your ISO requirements.  You need a firm with the experience and expertise that has a long history of providing accurate measurements for reverse engineering services.  There are not many firms in the world that can support scanning down to the micron level and still support the 4 major CAD systems – CATIA v5 & V6, Creo, NX and Solidworks.  We have the right engineering team and modeling experience to assure that we can complete your project on time and on budget.

Seek the Edge Reverse Engineering Brings

Stay Ahead of the Competition!


Proper reverse engineering is not a trivial task.  for most firms, it requires years of practice and experience to make this successful.  It is common for quality firms to use scanners that cost anything from $40,000 – $5000,00, point cloud editing software (Geomagic) @ $25,000, in addition to the cost of the CAD software.  There is a huge buy-in cost to produce reverse engineering work and produce it well.  Our company has perfected this process and we can produce some truly outstanding results.

The competitive edge reverse engineering brings to the table can only be taking advantage of through the application of the right principles. And the most critical step of this process is accomplishing the task of bridging the collected data structures to accurately create the CAD model. This is where the expertise of a professional engineering team is needed.

You can take advantage of our experienced application experts by scheduling an assessment session where the particulars of your project will be defined. Our experienced team of engineers at CAD / CAM SERVICES, are equipped with the skill sets and necessary experience needed to expertly manage your projects.

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We also bring to your project a vast understanding of the different fabrication processes involved in the production cycle related to your industry. Whether you intend to use the reverse engineered CAD models for a 3D printing, CNC machining, casting or molding project, we will integrate the relevant manufacturing standards into the final 3D CAD model.

Outsourcing to Us Can Add Value to Your Project!

Our Value-added Proposition

Outsourcing your reverse engineering projects to us comes with many benefits we would like you to take advantage of. These benefits will ensure that you receive the complete documentation and 3D CAD models you require at competitive prices.

We have almost 15+ yrs of experience in reverse engineering.  Save your time, effort, and money.   Outsource to us, you’ll be glad you did!

Engineers Analyzing 3D Models & Data


Enhanced prototyping

We can help you deploy reverse engineering principles to speed-up your prototyping activities. This we do by eliminating any database errors your design team may have struggled with during the design and analysis recovery stage of the process.

Our team of experienced application engineers will also be responsible for executing any iterative scanning or modeling tasks that may occur during the reverse engineering process. This will eliminate any errors and ensure that the final prototype matches the original as-design features of your objects.

Whether you have ISO 9000 requirements or a worn part that needs to be rebuilt, we have the technology and experience to get there.  It is a common occurrence for us to scan turbine blades and gears, then rebuild the CAD models compensating for wear and tear.  We have the technology to deal with most any material types, which includes blue & white laser scanning, and CT scanning techniques.  Once the CAD model is rebuilt, with the tools of Solidworks and CATIA we can simulate further fatigue, heat and stress problems.

Analyse New Components for Legacy Assemblies

In situations where you are interested in further enhancing the functionality of an object or legacy equipment from a competitor, our experienced engineers can help you execute the needed analysis.

The CAD / CAM SERVICES reverse engineering team is well equipped with the skill sets and tools needed to analyse this Legacy data and understand the documentation behind it. With the aid of the necessary documentation and a simulation CAD software application, we will help you integrate the new functions you desire into legacy drawings.

Enhanced Prototyping & CATIA Simulation

Some of the simulation technologies we have available include:

Intuitive virtual testing for static linear     Optimizing design   Evaluating designs for nonlinear and dynamic response

Time-based motion     Determining product mechanical resistance     Dynamic loading  High-cycle fatigue simulation

Product durability    Composite material   Topology   Non-linear Static  Natural Frequencies    Non-Linear Dynamic

Testing for heat transfer and buckling instabilities   Linear Dynamics  Performing sequential multi-physics simulations

Time is Money!

Save Time and Resources

Outsourcing your reverse engineering projects to consummate professionals gives you the leeway needed to optimize the human and capital resources of your business on other endeavors. CAD / CAM Services has many years of experience providing reverse engineering services. We have made the capital investment in technology and people.  Thus we don’t require any ramp-up time and have the ability to start on your project immediately.  In general,  it is more cost effective to outsource reverse engineering services rather than do them in-house.

CAD / CAM SERVICES is a service driven organization that takes all your recommendations into consideration when working on your project. We strive to understand the details of your particular project and deliver the perfect reverse-engineered solutions to meet them. Our prices are also competitive and are designed to help you comfortably outsource large projects without hurting your bottom line.

Choose Your CAD File Format

Choose Your File Format

Do you have any preferred CAD format you would like us to work with or deliver the final 3D model in? Simply communicate your preferences to our professionals who are well-versed in working with SolidWorks, CATIA, Creo and a host of other CAD application brands.

Because we understand the inherent benefits of your CAD software, we most often do our work in your native CAD system.  Thus, preserving all of the tree, history, and features.  All files are delivered in your native CAD format.

Here are some examples of our CAD formats that we directly support.

CATIA *.CATPart, *.CATProduct,  Parasold .X_T, *.X_B

Creo *.DRW, *.PRT, *.ASM,  Pro/Engineer *.G, *.PRT, *. ASM

Geomagic *.WRP,   Solid Edge *.PAR, *.ASM, *.PSM

Inventor *.IPT, *.IAM,  Solidworks *.EDRW, *.SLDPRT, *.SLDASM

IronCAD *.IPT, *.IAM  Step *.STEP, *.STP,

NX *.jt, *.prt,  Stereolithography *.STL  Microstation *.dgn,


Your Size of Object has no Limits!

Object Size is Not A Limitation

Are you worried about the size of your project is too large for reverse-engineering? If yes, then do not fret for we have the expertise needed to collect and document data from any physical object regardless of its size. All you need to do is provide us with the information needed to assess the object and we will handle the strategizing needed to carry out the required assessments.

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We understand how challenging reverse engineering can be for traditional manufacturing businesses and we are here to help mitigate the difficulties. Simply contact any of our representatives and an engineer will be on hand to assess your peculiar project.


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