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We are experts in Automotive Reverse Engineering

3d scan to cad

3D Scan to CAD is a service that converts your mesh files in .stl format into .step files that are editable, design-ready, and professional-grade without any deviation (min dev range)

We provide the CAD model in the neutral exchange formats STEP, IGES or X_T. During the reverse engineering to solid model, we do not optimize the 3D scanned part, which means that manufacturing defects are not corrected. We do this because correcting manufacturing defects could only be done at the expense of the reverse engineering accuracy. If an optimization is needed, we use a different reverse engineering technique called: “Reverse Engineering to parametric model with a history tree.”

For us, accuracy is the decisive factor when we use the reverse engineering to solid model. This means that the reverse engineering and 3D scan should only differ minimally. This is the reason why we do not optimize the parts geometry, because that optimization would come at the expense of accuracy.

Reverse Engineering to Parametric Model

The parametric model is not a copy of the original part, but instead is an idealized and optimized version, we correct all manufacturing defects of the 3D scanned part according to engineering standards.

The reverse engineering with parametric modeling technique allows us to convert a 3D scan into the CAD format of CAD software. The entire history tree is contained within the CAD model, allowing all of its parameters to be changed by our client once they receive the file.

Depending on the degree of optimization, the parametric CAD model has a deviation between 0.05 mm to 0.25 mm compared to the original 3D scan.

Keep in mind that the “reverse engineering to parametric model with a history tree” is an optimized form of the 3D scan. For example, a scanned angle of 29° is corrected by us to an angle of 30°. Inaccuracies are corrected according to engineering standards.

This reverse engineering technique is the prerequisite for a technical drawing.

The Reverse engineering to parametric model with history tree is the most complex process to convert a 3D scan into a CAD model. With this Reverse Engineering technique, we create an idealized and optimized CAD model in which all inaccuracies have been removed and all geometries have been adapted according to the engineering standards.

Advantages

  • The model has a history tree. All parameters can be controlled and adjusted in the CAD software
  • The model has a perfect geometry because it’s parametrically designed.
  • Small file size because the parametric CAD model is very efficiently designed.
  • Basis for the creation of a technical drawing.

We help you

Get the specialized reverse engineering services you need in the shortest time and at the lowest cost. No need to visit in person, no hiring and high side costs.

Service delivery process:

1

Fill out the Free Discovery Session form (or let us know by contacting us)

2

Send us the point cloud file that has been scanned and saved by a 3D scan along with the information you need. (by Email)

3

Select one of the NEDCAD3D services. (or ask a consultant for help in this matter)

4

The services you need will be done in the best way and in the shortest time (we will be in touch with you at the time of doing it).

5

You will get your CAD file.

What is the benefit of

this reverse engineering service for me?

Improving design and performance of components:

Through reverse engineering, manufacturers can analyze existing components and take actions to improve their design and performance. This includes enhancing mechanical parts, optimizing materials used, and increasing the durability and lifespan of components.

 

Reducing production costs:

Reverse engineering allows manufacturers to improve production methods and processes, and use cheaper materials with better performance. This reduction in production costs enables the manufacturer to lower product prices or operate more competitively in the market.

 

Rebuilding old components:

Reverse engineering enables the reconstruction and reproduction of old components. This process allows manufacturers to refurbish components that are no longer in production or inaccessible, and benefit from them.

 

Analyzing and reverse engineering competitor components:

Through reverse engineering, manufacturers can examine and analyze competitor components, and use their experiences and ideas to improve their own products. This process can help produce better quality and performing products and ultimately impact the market in favor of the manufacturer.

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