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What is Reverse Engineering?

VMetal’s reverse engineering services team can quickly 3D scan small parts or large objects on or off-site to create CAD for prototypes and legacy parts.

Reverse engineering is the process of taking an existing physical thing and turning it into a 3D CAD model in the field of 3D scanning. The benefit of doing this with a 3D scanner is that it can measure complicated parts much more precisely and quickly than manual approaches. A general rule of thumb is that 3D scanning is the ideal technique to utilize if the measurement can’t be made with manual tools like scales, tape measures, callipers, and gauges.

Then, this 3D model can be utilized for many different things, such as design modifications, CFD, F.E.A, kinematic modelling, and many “proof of concept” design iterations.

Advantages of reverse engineering

The precise way of taking a physical component, with a precision of up to 15 microns (.015mm/.00059″) swiftly capture intricate and organic structures.

Non-contact techniques guarantee the integrity and accuracy of the data gathered.

Creating surface and solid models much more quickly.

Alter a current design using 3D scan data.

Create components that complement or work with an existing item.

Detect extremely minute details using a 16 micron (.016 mm /.0006 “) point spacing.


Small to Large Object Scanning

High-resolution 3D digital scanning is one of the VMetal services. We have the ability to scan practically any object, ranging in size from a pencil sharpener to an automobile.

We can generate incredibly exact 3D digital models using the scanning method, which may later be used to produce duplicates at various scales and utilise various technologies, such as 3D printing or CNC machining.

The post-cleaning of the scanned CAD data is another step in the scanning process that helps to bring out every last detail. Customers can choose to receive simply the raw file from us, which may require some editing. Alternatively, we may complete the task here and give a fully cleaned-up and well-refined digital product.

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Cultural Relic Restoration

One benefit of 3D scanning is that you may record a particular instant in time as complete 3D digital data. You may photograph fossils, structures, ancient ruins, statues, artefacts, and much more. Then, this data may be examined and analyzed in a variety of ways. A 3D printer may also be used to generate a replica or scale model that can be utilized in research, and presentations.

Why VMetal?

Create high-resolution point clouds or polygon models of any item, structure, scene, artefact, and more.
Safe way to take 3D data without touching anything.
3D Scan everything from tiny details to expansive scenes.
Image capture or mapping for 3D scan data.

Inspection Analysis and Modify

For quality control, first-item inspection, maintenance, repair and operation, VMetal offers a comprehensive range of off- and on-site inspection and metrology services. Structured light scanners, precise laser scanners, optical CMM probes, laser trackers, and photogrammetry are just a few of the metrology tools and technologies that EMS provides for inspecting everything from extremely small things to enormous buildings and aeroplanes. Depending on the needs of the customer, deliverables may include raw data or in-depth inspection reports and analyses.

We check items using both touch and non-contact techniques, such as industrial 3D scanners, long-range scanners, hand-held scanners, optically tracked probes, and blue light 3D scanners. Utilizing the appropriate tools and software for each job is crucial.

Why VMetal?

Measure complicated pieces quickly.
3D scan extremely small to huge items to collect millions of data points throughout the whole object.
Both direct and indirect ways.
Exceptional precision.
Inspection from “part to part” or “part to CAD”
Detailed inspection reports with measurements, GD&T, colour maps, and more volume from the first piece to production.
Automated inspection procedures and the generation of report templates.

Industrial Parts Repair or Duplicate

An X-Ray inspection device capable of 3D scanning entirely through an item or an assembly of parts is used in industrial CT scanning. A CT scan may be performed on a variety of materials, including plastics, ceramics, composite materials, alloys made of steel and aluminium, and other metals. With the use of this technology, you can see flaws like fractures, voids, interferences, and more inside a part.

Why VMetal?

A full 3D image of a component or component assembly.
Look for voids, interferences, fractures, and poor mating conditions.
A complete 3D scan of a component, including all features and microscopic holes.
Up to 8 microns (.08mm/.0003″), with extremely high precision.
Can be used for inspection or reverse engineering.

Other Cases

  • Point cloud data – color or non-color – PTS, PTX, XYZ
  • Polygon models – STL, PLY, OBJ, VRML
  • 3D Surface model – IGES, STEP
  • Feature based solid model & assemblies – IGES, STEP, ParaSolid, SolidWorks
  • Hybrid CAD model (surfaces and solids) – IGES, STEP, ParaSolid, SolidWorks
  • Photo realistic renderings
  • Drawings
  • Animations

Expertise Matters

The engineers at VMetal are always honing, developing, and polishing their craft, and we have consistently shown that we have the capacity to rapidly assimilate and comprehend the objectives of our clients. VMetal’s reverse engineering services are trustworthy, reproducible, and cost-effective whether the goal is to capture the original design intent, new product development, product visualization, or part reproduction.

Other 3D Modelling Services

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