Designing a product can be a difficult process due to multiple factors such as time constraints and manufacturing limitations. This is where reverse engineering comes in handy. Reverse engineering can aid in the design process by reducing time, costs and ensuring the safety of the product’s users.
What is Reverse Engineering?
Simply put, reverse engineering is used to deconstruct a machine or software to extract vital design information, with the goal of understanding the original part designs. For example, if a mechanic wants to restore a 1960s car, he could reverse engineer the existing engine to recreate missing or hard-to-find components. In a similar way, engineers strip a product into smaller components to determine how a part is designed.
Upcoming Reverse Engineering Webinar
If reverse engineering could help your organization, we invite you to join us for a webinar with Autodesk and CADD Microsystems on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. We will be hosting guest speakers Blaine Duke, Christian Poluch, and Edward Ward from Autodesk who will show you how manufacturers import, fix, and prepare complex models for CNC machining. You’ll also learn how to use reverse engineering tools to convert STL meshes into wireframe, surfaces, and solid models.
During this webinar, we’ll cover:
• Importing part scan data to convert into 3D models
• Using the mesh segmentation tool
• Analyzing part and mesh comparisons
• Importing reverse engineered model from PowerShape into FeatureCAM
• Using Feature Recognition to drill holes and mill sections
• Machine Simulation on a 5-axis Mill
• Generating NC Code
• And more!
ABOUT THE AUTODESK PRESENTERS:
Edward joined Delcam in 1999 as an application engineer before moving to Canada in 2002 where he continued his role providing training and technical guidance to customers across North America. He has over 20 years of valuable knowledge in the CAD/CAM industry and following the acquisition of Autodesk in 2016 he has spent the last few years as a Technical Sales Specialist working closely with customers to help them grow and support their manufacturing business.
Over the past 22 years, Blaine has worked with small to large companies as well as the Department of Defense. Blaine provides Design and Make software solutions for Manufacturing. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and being with family.
Christian joined Delcam in 2015 as an application engineer where he supported PartMaker, FeatureCAM, and PowerMill; specializing in Swiss and Multi-Axis Lathes. Before that he worked as a manufacturing engineer in multiple aerospace machine shops specializing in CAD design.
To learn more about CNC manufacturing, watch a quick demo here:
We hope you’ll join us for the webinar on Dec. 1. If you have additional questions, you can always reach out to our team at CADD Microsystems.