Reverse Engineering

Create 3D CAD models for mass production from legacy or prototype parts.
Generate missing CAD files and create or update as-built documentation by digitizing a part or object. FARO’s non-contact measuring solutions make it easy.

Solutions for a Fast, Accurate Reverse-engineering Process

What do you do when you lack a CAD file or design blueprint for an existing part, tool, or object, but you need to produce or build a replacement? And what if the blueprints on file are of poor quality and don’t match the finished product? In both cases, reverse engineering is the answer. 

3D data capture revolutionizes the reverse-engineering process, allowing operators to digitize complex geometries in minutes and create digital models as future design files. FARO’s 3D measurement solutions are ideal for many reverse-engineering tasks, including the development of mesh or CAD models of automotive interiors, rapid prototyping in plastics manufacturing, and component part design changes or retrofits in aerospace assemblies. Once created, the digital files can aid in aftermarket parts production, 3D printing, machining, mold and pattern making, tool creation and part inspection. 

Reverse Engineering

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The global standard in non-contact, portable measurement arm technology; an all-in-one solution.

Freestyle 2 Handheld Scanner

Designed for fast, photorealistic 3D reality capture with ultra-responsive real-time display.

Vantage Laser Trackers

Proving the way forward for fast and accurate measurements for assembly, alignment and reverse engineering needs.

Focus Laser Scanners

For fast, complete and accurate measurements of complex objects.

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