What is Reverse-Engineering (Re-Surfacing)

Reverse-engineering (or re-surfacing) is the process of “tracing” 3D data into nice, clean formats. This process is commonly performed after 3D laser scanning is complete to make the data more compatible with different usages. In certain circumstances, reverse-engineering is absolutely mandatory depending on the project objective. Reverse-engineered files created by our team are highly accurate and detailed. We understand the importance of having reliable data, and accurate re-surfacing gives you assurance and confidence to proceed further with the project into later phases.

Whether the object needs to be replicated as a prototype, machined or manufactured, or re-produced as CGI (computer graphics imagery) animation or for virtual reality use, our reverse-engineered data is available in a wide range of file formats. Our team is skilled in reverse-engineering in both poly and NURBS formats.

Methods of Reverse-Engineering

Although there are existing software that can do this task automatically with “auto-generate” options, they sometimes perform unexpectedly and create unreliable or inconsistent results. With our strong knowledge of CAD surfacing, our reverse-engineering services are executed manually, providing you with extremely clean, professional, consistent, and reliable files. As product designers, we understand which details are most important and we can strategically create the models to be most suitable and efficient for your usage.

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Technical Information:

  • NURBS Output: .iges, .step, .sldprt, .x_t, .3dm, .sat, .dxf, .dwg, .wire, and more.
  • Poly Output: .3ds, .obj, .stl, .max, .dae, .fbx, .txt, .wrl, and more.

 

You need Reverse-Engineering if you:

  • need highly accurate, clean, reliable data from the scanned object
  • need to use the file for machining or manufacturing processes
  • need the object in a specific format for simulations or analysis
  • make adjustments or repairs to an existing object
  • want to create renditions or animations of the object in high quality
  • need to work off an existing part with complex surfaces

 

Balonbay Reverse-Engineering Re-Surfacing
Balonbay Reverse-Engineering Re-Surfacing
Balonbay Reverse-Engineering Re-Surfacing
Balonbay Reverse-Engineering Re-Surfacing
Balonbay Reverse-Engineering Re-Surfacing