TYPE EDIT can import STL, ASC, ISO... file formats from Renishaw® scanners or from any other 3D Scanner on the market. A Cloud of points with XYZ coordinates can easily be connected as a digitized 3D mesh and then directly modified within TYPE ART module in order to rebuild the previous machined die in TYPE CAM.
Reverse engineering is a crucial process by which usually a man-made part is deconstructed to reveal its designs, architecture, or structure and from the process to learn replicate an identical or even better designed object.
Reverse engineering is applicable in many fields of mechanical & manufacturing engineering, thank to the utilization of 3D Scanners. 3D scanning technologies and their real world applications keep getting more and more sophisticated as design-artistic industries demand more precise product data and enhanced precision. TYPE EDIT and TYPE ART modules are furnished of various tools helping to rebuild mold cavities or extracting perfect elements to be migrated into new ones.
Reverse engineering may also be used to create interoperable products and allow portability to other third party CAD through a multitude of export fortmats. The objective being to create a working CAD design to enable CAM and unlimited production. A finished part is scanned using a 3D point cloud scanner. Then it is gradually formed into various mesh structures and again integrated into a CAD drawing, where it is further refined. It may be modified for tolerances and finishes; ultimately it becomes a new design, ready for production and sometimes integrated with any other CAM software.