Our Reverse Engineering Process
The first step to producing a replacement part is to construct a computer aided drawing (CAD) of the part needing replacement. The CAD drawing is important as it provides a reference for the machinist to compare the final part to. The CAD drawing also provides the geometry required to produce tool paths with professional computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. At this stage changes can be made to the design to better suit your use case.
To create the CAD drawing, the team may choose to 3D scan the object or use traditional measuring techniques to draw up the part. 3D scanning is a great tool for complex parts, but sometimes it is better to measure the part manually.
The tool paths from the CAD drawing are then finalised and converted to G-code. The G-code is tested before beginning any machining operation on stock to prevent damage and make sure that the program runs as intended.
After the part is machined using the correct process based on part geometry, surface finish and de-burring processes are used to complete the part.
The final step involves checking that the part or parts are all of high quality and reflect the original they are based on.
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Reverse Engineering Perth
Often there is a need to reverse engineer replacement parts or equipment. If you have custom machinery or just want to replace a part; PG Watson's Replacement Parts service in Perth Western Australia is fully equipped to service your needs.
Our team is made up of highly skilled engineers that can replicate, improve and even mass produce replacement parts as required.
If you are interested in our reverse engineering services, contact our team of engineers to discuss the scope of the project.