On-Site Inspection LLC offers reverse engineering services, which consist of collecting either XYZ point cloud data via the Metris MMD scanner combined with the MCA portable arm, or a structured data collection method, which consists of measuring exportable geometric features such as circles, planes, cylinders, etc. It is also possible to use both methods on the same part.
This data can then be exported to virtually any 3rd party CAD package using one of several types of translators. Some examples of translators are; IGES, ASCII, STL, DXF, STEP, and some native file formats, such as Catia, Pro-E, Unigraphics, Solidworks, etc.
Once the data has been imported into the cad software, the next step in the process is to convert the data to a 3D surfaced or solid model, which then can be used to machine a prototype of the part.