Our Reverse Engineering Service
Do you have something precious or impossible to source that you need to replicate? Or you want to design a product and you have an existing product you’d like to start from? We provide 3d scan to CAD service. Our reverse engineering service allows you to quickly 3d digitise any small existing object in 1-3 days and accurately design or modify to create 3d print ready files for instant manufacturing.
We also provide manually measuring (with caliper). if all you need is to digitise and and make basic modifications or if you need to make some significant changes to the design after its scanned then we usually need to manually 3d design it anyway so scanning may be avoided if its cheaper or faster to do so.
THERE ARE 2 BASIC OPTIONS WITH REVERSE ENGINEERING DEPENDING ON THE
OPTION 1 – 3D SCAN IT (for curvy organic shaped designs
OPTION 2 – MANUAL MEASUREMENT (basic objects)
3D LASER SCAN-CAD SERVICE
£150 1-3 day service small objects
Instantly 3d digitise your object with microworkshops. Our Faro laser scanning system is perfect for digitising complex free form surfaces like sculptures or shoe soles. Many detailed objects can take months to 3D CAD model which makes our scanning system an ideal turn key solution for quickly capturing your object into a digital library.
Average cost is £150 per object depending on the surface finish, size and geometry. Multiple components can be scanned at a reduced bulk order rate. Send your object in and we’ll have it scanned in 1-2 days, once completed you will be sent the 3D STL file in full resolution which can be 3d printed directly.
If you require edits to be made we’d be happy to discuss. If your a company that needs to create a new design that retrofits in a design you’ve already produced and no longer posses the CAD file, faro 3d scanning is the fastest and cheapest way to achieve this.
If 100% accuracy isn’t crucial we can manually measure your object and model from scratch which can save money in many cases.
For simple objects that are made up of primary shapes like rectangles and circles then 9 times out of 10 manually measuring and CAD modelling from scratch will only take an hour or so costing less then half the scanning cost. To find out more send us a photo and we’ll inform you if your able to save money this way.
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HOW LASER SCAN-3D CAD WORKS
The body of the object is scanned creating a point cloud, millions of these points
are automatically stitched together to produce a mesh/surface
3D Digital model
is formed ready for editing or direct 3d print manufacture. Export files are STL,OBJ or PLY
Color can also be captured if required
HOW MANUAL MEASURING REVERSE ENGINEERING WORKS
MEASURE IT We draw, front side and top elevation sketches & record all dimensions using calipers. Calipers can measure with 0.1mm acuuracy
3D MODEL USING SOLIDWORKS We design convert the sd sketches into 3d cad model using solidworks software
3D PRINT Our extensive printing capabilities offer a range of plastics to suit your prototyping needs.