This is the process of recreating an existing part, component, sub-assembly or product when the existing drawings and production process is no longer available.
This is done by analysing the physical dimension, manufacturing process, heat treatment, materials used and properties of the material. The most common reasons to undertake Reverse Engineering are;
- The original manufacturer is no longer in existence
- The original manufacturer no longer produces the item
- There is inadequate documentation of the original design
- The component needs to be improved in its design, for example, where excessive wear has occurred
- To improve on the original design in order to lengthen the life of the component
- Analysis of a competitor’s product or component
- Branded products are very expensive
- The updating of the manufacturing process taking into account advances in technology and materials available
For further information, please contact Eur.Ing Paul Dutton BSc.CEng.MIMMM.MPWI.
– 01283 515163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org