Reverse engineering supports the duplication of an existing part by capturing a part’s dimensions, materials, and properties when engineering drawings are incomplete or incorrect. Rapid prototyping using additive processes while useful is not always the best solution. Material changes with the related changes in material properties may require additional costly engineering effort to verify that the rapid prototype process results in an acceptable replacement. Rapid fabrication duplicates the original part using as close an approximation as possible of the original manufacturing methodology.
- Principles of rapid reverse rngineering
- Rapid fabrication of aerospace components
- Requirements of AS9102 first article inspection as it relates to rapid fabrication of aerospace components