At Cube3, we can create 3D CAD data and/or engineering drawings of existing parts or assemblies. This is done by accurately measuring an existing part or assembly or 3D scanning it. Assemblies can be broken down and each part reverse engineered too. In some cases, it may be necessary to cut up samples to enable accurate measurement. The main reasons for reverse engineering are:
We use accurate measuring equipment in house to enable quick turnaround of data. More complex forms require the use of 3D scanning equipment and 3D surfacing. We can even reverse engineer from photos if required! One specific example of this is when we recreated the cockpit canopy of Donald Campbells Bluebird for the K7 restoration project. This was done by observing photos and scanning the existing bodywork.