Let’s begin with a brief synopsis of Reverse engineering. Reverse Engineering to a stable model allows the conversion of a 3D scan (STL) into a CAD solid model (STEP). The purpose is to control the variations between the 3D scan and solid model and keep it as small as possible. There is no modification of manufacturing flaws of the 3D scanned part so that the accuracy can be maintained. The resultant solid model can consist of uncomplicated geometries or intricate NURBs surfaces. When simple geometry and NURBS are merged in one model, it’s sometimes called a “hybrid”.
next comes the info about STL. The STL (STereoLithography) file format is a plain open documented format to describe the surface of an object as a triangular mesh, that is, as a representation of a 3-dimensional surface in triangular parts. STL is occasionally referred to as “Standard Tessellation Language” or “Standard Triangle Language.” The word used for splitting the geometry of a surface into a sequence of small triangles, or other polygons, is “tessellation. The STL format is still often described as the de facto standard for 3D printing and rapid prototyping. Its two major strengths are simplicity and independence of distinct 3D software or rapid prototyping method. For many shapes, it can provide an effective and accurate model.
Kaanvi is dealing with reverse engineering quite effectively for the past 4 years. Sometimes one doesn’t have data and documentation but changes are required to make. Here, Kaanvi can help in serving the requirement. Kaanvi takes pride in mentioning that it employs the latest technology for reverse engineering of components for authentic and quick reproduction. Our software’s are powerful and can capture complex geometries and free-form surfaces. It helps in scanning and digitalizing the reverse engineering parts with the most accuracy. A fully surfaced 3D CAD model is prepared and can be studied for additional modification in case of a broken part. This can be then converted to a 2D drawing if required for the manufacture of the reversed engineered component.”