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Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering is the quickest and most economical method for transferring 3D data into any computer system. Utilizing software packages such as Raindrop Geomagic, Imageware, ProE and Solidworks, ADC has the ability to rapidly model complex geometry in hours while maintaining the required accuracies.

Here is how the process works:

Step 1: The physical part is scanned using one of our four scanning methods to acquire the surface topography. This output is typically a point cloud data set containing millions of points.

Step 2: The point cloud set is converted to a polyganized data set, consisting of millions of tiny facets. At this stage the polygons can be manipulated to improve the surface finish or to add/remove existing features.

Step 3: Finally NURBS (Non Uniform Rational B-Splines) Surfaces are added to the polyganized model. This results in a watertight surface file. The geometry can be exported to any CAD, CAM and Rapid Prototyping Software. This file can also be converted directly to a parametric Solidworks or ProE file.

Any questions regarding the methods or process of Reverse Engineering please feel free to contact us at mschaefer@adcinc1.com.

Also, please visit the following links for additional examples of ADC’s work.