Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is the method that recreates the design of an existed component. The original component is either 3D scanned or measured with traditional metrology methods and then a CAD engineer creates-designs from scratch a new CAD model. CAD files are 3D models that are used for manufacturing.

TPE Reverse Engineered Automotive Component
TPE Reverse Engineered Automotive Component

On the left the 3d scanned STL file on the right the CAD ready for production file.

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TPE Reversed Engineered Intercooler
TPE Reversed Engineered Intercooler

On the left the 3d scanned STL file on the right the CAD ready for production file.

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Throttle body CAD file.
Throttle body CAD file.

Reversed Engineered automotive throttle body, ready to be used in any assembly environment.

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TPE Reverse Engineered Automotive Component
TPE Reverse Engineered Automotive Component

On the left the 3d scanned STL file on the right the CAD ready for production file.

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When do we use reverse engineering?

  • Discounted components from the original manufacturer. Especially useful in the classic automotive sector.

  • Altering existing components in order to fit our needs. 

  • Integrated a component in our assembly CAD environment.