Reverse engineering applications for recovery of broken or worn parts and re-manufacturing: Three case studies

Bagci E.

ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING SOFTWARE, vol.40, no.6, pp.407-418, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Damaged or broken parts are generally too expensive to replace, or are no longer available. RE can be defined as: 'Systematic evaluation of a product with the purpose of replication. This involves design of a new part, copy of an existing part, recovery of a damaged or broken part, improvement of model precision and inspection of a numerical model. Advantages of the technique include immediate feedback, data reduction, direct generation of geometry and higher precision of the final product. This paper shows some possibilities of use and benefit from utilising the RE-methodologies and techniques in production process, especially in the case when exists parts without 3D-CAD support.