Projects

Reverse Engineering for Manufacturing Drawings

 
 

Industry

Manufacturing

Services

CAD, 3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering, Drawings

Location

UK

 
 

A manufacturing client had bought-in components that they required manufacturing drawings for the purpose of sending out Requests For Quote as part of a cost saving exercise.

 
 

The challenge

To produce accurate dimensional drawings of parts with some complex curvature and features not easily measurable with simple measurement tools.

reverse engineering for manufacturing drawings
 
 
 
 

The DOCAN solution

Utilising our network of engineering connections, we cooperated with our partners at Petford Group to obtain metrological grade 3D scans of each component. These were used alongside hand measurements using a range of handheld measurement equipment including digital calipers, depth gauges, and telescopic gauges, in order to determine the nominal dimensions and the required tolerances.

Based on comparison to the as scanned component, the nominal CAD was ready to be used to form sufficient manufacturing drawings for component reproduction.

DOCAN scanning
 
 

The outcome

The client was issued formal manufacturing drawings to be used in querying potential new suppliers for supply of these parts.

 
 

Project summary

TaskApplicationDOCAN ExpertiseDOCAN ResourcesSolidworks
MeasurementMetrology
Laser Scanning
Manufacturing DrawingsModelling
Drawings
GD&T