Reverse Engineering

Real CAD Models

Before a 3D scan can be used in a 3D parametric CAD package, or used to generate CNC toolpaths, it must first be translated into high continuity surfaces and solids. We have the tools and the know-how to reproduce any part as a CAD friendly NURBS surface or parametric solid. Take a look at some of our past projects.

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Carbon Infiniti

3D printing makes quick work of automotive panels.

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Fast Fans

Learn how we redesigned fans for faster CNC machining!

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Impossible Impellers

See us build new impellers models from legacy parts!

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Fast Photogrammetry

Capture big items fast with Photogrammetry!

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Reventing the Datsun

Watch us bring a vintage Datsun vent back to production!

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Moldable Man

See how a hand built medical mannequin was made suitable for injection molding!

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Plastic Surgery

See how we brought new life to old plastic with a little help from 3D printing!

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A New Spin on 3D

See how we created new airfoil molds from legacy parts.

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Yamaha Rides Again!

See how we rebuilt a brand new parametric CAD model from a damaged vintage motorcycle part.

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Digital Craftsman

See how fabricated new custom architectural details from digital photographs!

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Ready for CNC

See how we recreated a new 3D CNC ready model from a hand crafted knife handle.

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Hand Formed Patterns

See how we recreate new machineable CAD surfaces from legacy hand-cut fiberglass molds, with no drawings or 3D CAD data.

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Fast Reference Models

See how we generated fast 3D surface models for a client website from real parts.

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Small Parts

See how we scanned a small, intricate plastic part that was too small for the other 3D scanners to see, and reverse engineered to create a useable CAD solid.

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A Glass Heart

See how we scanned a human heart model and turned it into a brand new teaching and demonstration tool.

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