Reverse Engineering for the Automotive Industry Aftermarket
What the Industry Needs
In automotive aftermarket, extracting dimensions from manufacturers' parts is critical. This process can help designing custom parts like body and suspension kits, engine components or other performance parts. In those cases, the general dimensions of the part and especially the fixation points need to be defined accurately. In addition to that, for body kits and other visual improvements, the design of the new component must match the original design in order to give a good global look to the car. The critical steps in reverse engineering are acquiring, accurately and efficiently, the dimensions of the original part and extracting the necessary information from the resulting scan in order to create the new design with the correct assembly features.
Advantages of the HandySCAN 3D Solution
Reverse engineering calls for the acquisition of dimensions on parts of various shapes and complexity, potentially performed in any kind of environment. Due to its impressive portability, the HandySCAN 3D can perform the acquisition directly in the design studio but also on the customer's site, on a production floor or even in a small car body shop.
Since the designer wants to recreate the functional design of the part, the acquisition must be accurate and give all the information needed to reproduce a new reference model for the part to be manufactured. This 3D scanning device will provide complete and accurate mesh models.
The HandySCAN 3D solution helps save a considerable amount of time compared to traditional measurement methods. Dimensions that are necessary for the reverse engineering process are quickly measured and are made readily available so that the designer can perform the work.
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