| Reserve engineering digitalized samples
to get 3D data. From 3D data rebuild 3D models for data preservation
or manufacture. The digitalized 3D data also can be a criterion
to check CAD data, product, tooling and mold.
| Reserve engineering is a copy process.
Sometimes, a design without any engineering data but sample
model, such as shoes or golf club, must be production. Reserve
engineering can copy 3D data from the sample model. Traditionally,
a 3D mimic milling machine copy the shape of sample and produce
a full scale mold than make mass production. This kind of copy
process is Analog type copy. It cannot rebuild engineering data
nor revise shape. The new digital Reserve engineering system
with 3D digitizer measures surface profiles to get 3D digital
data quickly and precisely. From 3D digital data, engineers
can rebuild, edit, and revise surfaces to get 3D models which
can import to CAD/CAM system. With 3D models, engineers can
create NC tooling path in CAM system. Finally, CNC machine make
the mold to mass produce product. From 3D models, engineering
can also get STL data. Rapid Prototyping system make a sample
model. These processes are reserve engineering.
| Improving industrial technology brings products diversified,
complicated and shorter product life cycle. Therefore, it is
important to design and produce products in time and to get
market share. But not all of products have original engineering
data. Some shapes of products are sculpted in clay with hands
by designer or model maker. Traditionally, engineers made approximated
mold with complex mimic procedures still without 3D digital
data. Reserved engineering can conquer these difficulties easily.
Reserved engineering can quickly accomplish product design and
manufacture. It can be applied to various field include auto
parts, exercise accessories, medical accessories, home appliances,
glass wares, shoe molds, golf clubs, ceramic wares and rapid
Firstly, reserved engineering uses 3D digitizer to get digitized
profile coordinates of model. These digital coordinates can
be reconstructed into surface model. After editing and revising,
the surface model transfers to general CAD/CAM systems. From
CAD/CAM systems, we can get NC tooling path for CNC machine
to produce mold or get SLA file format for rapid prototyping
machine to produce sample.
Our 3D digitizer system includes contact 3d digitizer and non-contact
3d scanner. Contact 3d digitizer is good for measuring highly
accurate geometric shape. Non-contact 3d scanner is good for
measuring complex shape.
Rapid prototyping technology uses CAD/CAM system to get solid
model and transfer to STL format which is polygon mesh to approximate
the surfaces of solid model. Complex model needs more triangular
mesh to simulate model surfaces. Rapid prototyping computer
gets STL Editor (Slicing Software) which can slice polygon mesh
model and analyzed cross section of each layer. Rapid prototyping
machine solidified each layer material either liquid or power
than stack together to make a sample.
Companies, from OEM, ODM to brand, use reserved engineering
as main procedure to develop, design and manufacture products.
Reversed engineering helps companies to develop ideas, improve
quality and ability of product design. By way of shortening
product development cycle, product meets time to market. Company
get more market share and global competition advantages.