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• Reverse Engineering is the process of redeveloping the original
product with its exact measurements of dimensions. The need for
reverse engineering arises in the case if the manufacturer doesn't
exist or make that particular product. The fact is that the entire
process of reverse engineering can be highly time-consuming and
• However, using 3D scanning for reverse engineering can be efficient.
It generates a 3D CAD model from the original product by capturing
millions of measurement points. It is said to be an extremely
beneficial and cost-effective process. The below-mentioned details
would describe the step-by-step process of 3D reverse engineering
used by several mechanical engineering companies in the UAE.
• Preparation to ensure the accuracy
• For increasing scan accuracy, sprinkle the temporary matte powder
on the product. The quality of the scan can be affected even by a
little shining surface. Kindly, note that without a matte coating,
transparent and reflective surfaces can't be scanned.
• Scanning the critical sections
• For capturing the critical sections of the product, always use a highly
accurate 3D scanner. Many engineering companies in Dubai use
laser scanners, as it is considered an ideal tool that provides a
hundred percent accuracy. If the product has deep holes, multiple
rescanning and orientation are required.
• Processing to bring the finishing
• Small gaps can be repaired, and the scan can be simplified
using scanner software. By doing this, the data can be easily
managed in CAD. Therefore, without damaging the essential
details, try reducing the model as much as possible. The next
is to import the data into the CAD software that has tools for
reverse engineering.
• Surfacing to ensure perfection
• For creating a robust model that can be edited using CAD,
there are three ways to extract the essential surfaces and are
described below.
 Semi-automatic surfacing
It is quite challenging to draw the complex curved surfaces manually. Hence, semiautomatic surfacing seems ideal. Surfaces that fit the best with the model are generated
using this type of surfacing.
 Automatic surfacing
From any watertight scan, a solid model can be generated using automatic surfacing. For
any addition or subtraction, standard CAD tools can be used. However, it is not easy to
alter the basic characteristics. You will notice after comparing the results of the above
two types of surfacing that the model is a little less accurate, particularly around fine
 Manual redrawing
Manual redrawing is considered the most accurate and quick way for features like
pockets or holes. The scan model can be used as a reference for the same.
Integration & Print
• For creating the jig that holds the original product, the scan
can be subtracted from another solid body, once it has been
converted to a solid. The dimensions of the scan are the
reference for the new product's design. The last step is to
print that jig using a highly accurate 3D printer, and the final
reproduced product is ready for use.
• Hence, if you are looking for the right place to ensure the
perfect process of engineering companies in Dubai, Falcon
3D is the right place for you. Reach out to the company to get
the best assistance at all times.
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