Reverse Engineering Services

Make Your 3D Models Fully Functional

The reverse engineering process allows you to reconstruct a project when current 3D models are not available or no longer exist. Paired with 3D scanning services, 3D scan data is transformed into a fully functional digital model that can be cycled, flexed, and rotated.

Reverse engineering services are essential for manufacturing. 

The precision of data delivered from 3D laser scanning is especially useful for product design using CAD software in conjunction with your manufacturing goals, for a real-world product concept.

Reverse engineering provide a cost-effective solution for businesses looking to streamline their manufacturing processes,

Reverse Engineering for CAD File Creation

When it comes to producing 3D models, it’s important to have all the necessary components in order to achieve optimal results.

In this case, reverse engineering services play a critical role in the process, as it enables the extraction of key elements from the scan data.

Our team of experts specializes in design engineering and can provide valuable insights and guidance on the most efficient production methods for your 3D models.

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Reverse engineering services for accurate 3D models

Reverse engineering enhances functionality and empowers your team to start working on the designs you need most.

File Creation

Reverse engineering 3D scan files isolates important project data and provide precise export options such as STEP, IGES, and XT for manufacturing and modification.


Reverse engineering services provides high-resolution modeling for precise dimensions and volumetric accuracy. ID, OD, and other vital surface data is represented.


3D scanning technology captures the intricate details and dimensions of an object with high accuracy. This precise data capture serves as the foundation for reverse engineering services.


Improve performance and optimize storage with our efficient file compression techniques. Avoid the hassle of large file sizes caused by extensive data and resolution.

The Accuracy of 3D Laser Scanning for Reverse Engineering

Preparing Scan Data for Reverse Engineering

When our technicians use 3d laser scanners to capture your project, blue light lasers record even the smallest detail. Scan data is converted into a mesh by way of laser triangulation and creates the detail by distance in between various targets.

In post-processing, inconsistencies can be smoothed and holes filled in to provide your team with a crisp, cleanly rendered file that can be used for precise measurements.

Basic clean-up of 3D scan data capture creates a mesh file. This file is not necessarily modifiable or used for manufacturing purposes. Reverse engineering services utilizes scan data to have our designs redraw the part in CAD software. Planes, sketches, and dimensions are put into the models, creating a fully optimized 3D model that can be manipulated. This delivers files in CAD format including STEP, IGES, and XT. 

benefits of reverse engineering

Using 3D laser scanning in combination with reverse engineering is unbeatable.

You can create fully functioning 3D models by rendering your 3D point cloud data. This 3D rendering can then be added to, updated, and changed using CAD tools to see how they might perform.

A 3D model is a great way to show off a new product before it comes to market. If this is your plan for your scan, then a mesh file is perfect.

Rendering data from 3D scanners can be a time-consuming process, but it will deliver the smoothest, most detailed model available.

Reverse Engineering F.A.Q

Our reverse engineering services are $115 per hour. This will create 3D CAD files in STEP, XT, or IGES file formats. 

Reverse engineering services is performed by drawing a 3D model with 3D scan data as a reference. 3D scan data is ultra-precise and represents detail and dimension to the thousandth of a millimeter. 

Reverse engineering services creates a CAD file. The most common file formats we can deliver include STEP, IGES, and XT. We can export in many other formats. 

Yes. Basic post processing during 3D scanning services provides a mesh file in STL file format. You or your engineering must be experienced in redrawing scan data from a mesh file. Common softwares that can complete the reverse engineering process are Geomagic Design X or Fusion 360.

Our office location is in Irvine, California. We work with clients both domestic and international as most work work can be performed remotely. 

Mobile 3D scanning services, data analysis, product development consulting, CAD design services, and reverse engineering. 

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