Computer Aided Design (CAD) has been a force for good in creating legacy parts and assemblies: time and money are saved and results often drive more effective Computer Numerical Control (CNC) manufacture. However, CAD quite likely creates parts that, to use one of our favorite phrases, look like they ‘dropped off the planet CAD’ yesterday. In our view, this is simply wrong, and one of the failures of an otherwise superb method of working. Any reverse engineering, if done properly, it is believed, should reflect the original method of manufacture. Signs revealing an original part may include, for example, parting lines, surface variation and fillets or radii. All these considerations ensure your part, when fitted, looks in-keeping in situ. It looks like it came from, for example, 1908 and not current times.
Additionally, our methods differ from most other businesses offering this kind of service, in that as well as having the experience and qualifications to undertake your requirement; 3D Engineers is not wed to one method. There is a reason why the 3D Engineers name does not include 3D scanning or CAD design in it, although being skilled in these processes it could have happened. The 3D Engineers business process is to get from design brief to completed project using the most effective method.