Reverse engineering

Digital 3D reconstruction


Reverse engineering is the process where a physical part is reconstructed by using 3D scanning. It is thus possible to create 3D documentation of master models and prototypes, as well as old and worn machine parts

Zebicon offers services within reverse engineering and 3D reconstruction on all types of parts from design objects, art and industrial components. Depending on the size and mobility of the part, the measurement is either conducted in Zebicon's laboratory or by the customer on-site.

A shortcut in the development process
3D scanning for reverse engineering is the quick shortcut in the development process, as you receive a complete digital 3D model of your part in a very short time. In addition to forming the basis for CAD construction, the scanned data can be scaled, copied, and inverted.

Reverse engineering can be used for: 

  • Design processes and reconstruction
  • 3D documentation of master models
  • Prototyping og 3D print
  • Simulation
  • Animation og visual presentation

Polygons, sections or solid
The result of reverse engineering scanning from Zebicon is typically an STL polygon file or IGES sections. The STL file depicts the complete surface geometry, whereas sections only represent curves in selected planes (x,y,z).

Some CAD/CAM systems can import STL polygon data, but most systems demand a solid object, e.g. in STEP format. It is possible to create surfaces on scanned data and thereby create a solid object. Zebicon offers this service in coorperation with a partner.

Contact

Kim D. Andersen
Project manager

+45 4196 4953
kda@zebicon.com

CASE - Doll

A chain of Danish builders merchants wanted to reconstruct a doll used for TV commercials.

Zebicon 3D scanned the doll and created suface data for CAD design.

Read the case