Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering

            The NDI OptiTrack Vision System at Parker Fabrication can be used to both touch probe and laser scan customer provided products to measure the relevant features and extract them into the 3D world. This capability can be used to duplicate tubing lines, castings with non-uniform surfaces, machined components, and many more products into 3D models.

            While probing and scanning a part, Polyworks is used to analyze and visualize the features and data in real time.  This ensures the accuracy of the data being collected and provides a visual aide during the probing and scanning process.  Scanning the part produces a point cloud that shows intricate or non-uniform surfaces. Once probing and scanning is completed, Polyworks can be used to extract data like xyz coordinate systems and tube dimensions.  The data can also be saved and exported to Creo, where the points, planes, and point clouds can be engineered to create a working model. This model can be edited to meet the customer’s preferences, and to meet tooling requirements to minimize weld joints and other unnecessary costs.

            For example, if a customer needs a new exhaust tube, the customer can bring the tube to Parker Fabrication.  The engineering team will place it on the 8 foot by 12.5 foot romer table to probe.  Once the straight lengths are probed and located, any machined surfaces can be scanned.  The data will be reviewed to ensure precision and accuracy before extracting it to Creo, where the model will be created.  Using the diameter of the tube and bend radius tooling, a model of the new tube is engineered to match the previous exhaust tube.  Machined surfaces or flanges are modeled and assembled to match the point cloud from the scanned data. Before completing the model, it is referenced to all the probed and scanned data to ensure a flawless fit-up.  Once the model is completed, manufacturing drawings are created and sent to the customer, as well as screenshots of the model showing the accuracy of the reverse-engineered part. If the customer approves the part, manufacturing begins.  After the part is made, it can be probed and scanned again to ensure it is within tolerance.

The reverse engineering process with Parker Fabrication focuses on the customer.  Once the design is in place, engineering is able to optimize the manufacturing process.  With all of the processes taking place in house at Parker Fabrication, a quick turnaround is guaranteed.

Reverse Engineering

            The NDI OptiTrack Vision System at Parker Fabrication can be used to both touch probe and laser scan customer provided products to measure the relevant features and extract them into the 3D world. This capability can be used to duplicate tubing lines, castings with non-uniform surfaces, machined components, and many more products into 3D models.

            While probing and scanning a part, Polyworks is used to analyze and visualize the features and data in real time.  This ensures the accuracy of the data being collected and provides a visual aide during the probing and scanning process.  Scanning the part produces a point cloud that shows intricate or non-uniform surfaces. Once probing and scanning is completed, Polyworks can be used to extract data like xyz coordinate systems and tube dimensions.  The data can also be saved and exported to Creo, where the points, planes, and point clouds can be engineered to create a working model. This model can be edited to meet the customer’s preferences, and to meet tooling requirements to minimize weld joints and other unnecessary costs.

            For example, if a customer needs a new exhaust tube, the customer can bring the tube to Parker Fabrication.  The engineering team will place it on the 8 foot by 12.5 foot romer table to probe.  Once the straight lengths are probed and located, any machined surfaces can be scanned.  The data will be reviewed to ensure precision and accuracy before extracting it to Creo, where the model will be created.  Using the diameter of the tube and bend radius tooling, a model of the new tube is engineered to match the previous exhaust tube.  Machined surfaces or flanges are modeled and assembled to match the point cloud from the scanned data. Before completing the model, it is referenced to all the probed and scanned data to ensure a flawless fit-up.  Once the model is completed, manufacturing drawings are created and sent to the customer, as well as screenshots of the model showing the accuracy of the reverse-engineered part. If the customer approves the part, manufacturing begins.  After the part is made, it can be probed and scanned again to ensure it is within tolerance.

The reverse engineering process with Parker Fabrication focuses on the customer.  Once the design is in place, engineering is able to optimize the manufacturing process.  With all of the processes taking place in house at Parker Fabrication, a quick turnaround is guaranteed.

The ability to rapidly “reverse engineer”, manufacture, and deliver not only replacement components but, if desired, fully detailed models and drawings of the components gives Parker Fabrication a distinct advantage in accuracy and lead time to replace custom / or unsupported components or to turn prototype mock-up designs to a detailed, documented product ready for production.

Please feel free to contact our Engineering Department with any questions involving design or reverse engineering capabilities.

The reverse engineering process with Parker Fabrication focuses on the customer.  Once the design is in place, engineering is able to optimize the manufacturing process.  With all of the processes taking place in house at Parker Fabrication, a quick turnaround is guaranteed.

This image is an example of scanned data from the NDI OptiTrack Vision System.  The various planes, cylinders, and points are pulled into Polyworks Inspector. Each component is checked for accuracy individually before being completed.

This image shows the model being compared to the probed data.  In this example, the large muffler was being changed to straight tubing.  The model was created within the parameters and used available bend tooling at Parker Fabrication.  

Reverse Engineering Peoria

Our Proven Reverse Engineering Process

When it comes to reverse engineering, Peoria trusts only one name: Parker Fabrication, Inc. We utilize reverse engineering in Peoria as our primary technique to design and build mechanical parts for industrial needs. We are able to do fabrication by performing reverse engineering on specifications and functions.

 

We take apart and carefully analyze the details of any part, and replicate or retrofit a sub-component to it. This is how we professionally perform reverse engineering in Peoria. Not only do we know what it takes to do reverse engineering, but we do this with only the latest of technologies available in the business. For reverse engineering in Peoria, only trust in Parker Fabrication, Inc.

 

Reverse engineering in Peoria knows only one home, Parker Fabrication Inc. Contact us today or check out our catalog for some of our reverse engineered work.

 

Professional Reverse Engineering in Peoria

Parker Fabrication, Inc. has a very high regard for quality and reliability. We want all our services, including reverse engineering in Peoria, to be very efficient. That is why all our tasks involving reverse engineering in Peoria are made with accurate and precise processes. When we do this, we make sure all our products work to their maximum efficiency. Reverse engineering is essential to any fabrication task. That's why we have a professional take on reverse engineering in Peoria.

 

Reverse Engineering Peoria by Experts

Parker Fabrication

501 E Courtland St

Morton, IL 61550

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