1120 N. Frontenac Rd • Naperville, IL. 60563
p: 1-630-761-1200

Engineering and Reverse Engineering

Laser Technologies offers a complete range of metal fabricating and secondary operation services. State-of-the art manufacturing and measuring equipment enables us to reverse engineer and manufacture most assemblies and product designs. Our highly skilled technical staff includes 10 in-house engineers as well as an ISO certified quality department. Our core competency is precision metal fabricated and assembled products in medium- to high-volume ranges.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is a process we use to generate a drawing of an existing custom component when the original drawings are no longer available. We start by taking precise measurements of the workpiece using an Optical Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), Probe type measuring machine, or precision Faro measuring arm. Once all data points are established, our engineers convert this data into dimensional manufacturing drawings or 3D Solidworks models.

Our state-of-the-art reverse engineering equipment includes:

  • Optical Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) - Optical CMM is a non-contact measuring machine excellent for reverse engineering existing workpieces when drawings are not available. Measuring accuracies are rated to a range of .00020". Maximum measuring envelope with Optical CMM is 60"x48"x6".
  • Probe Style CMM - This piece of measuring equipment is a contact measuring machine used for reverse engineering component parts and assemblies. Measuring accuracies are rated to 4.9 = 5L/1000um. Maximum measuring envelope is 47.25"x 118.11"x 39.37".
  • Faro Measuring Arm (CMM) - This piece of equipment is a 6-axis measuring arm used for reverse engineering fabricated assemblies which do not fit on the Probe style CMM. Volumetric Accuracy is rated at +/- .0009". Maximum measuring envelope is 72" x 72" x 72"

Engineering

Our 10 full-time process engineers are responsible for successful project execution and completion from start to finish. Responsibilities include reverse engineering, designing fixtures, programming parts, routing travelers, laying out materials, and optimizing production efficiencies.

Sophisticated software packages utilized include:

  • SolidWorks
  • Metamation
  • Master Cam

We accept the following File Formats:

  • DWG
  • IGES
  • DXF
  • Solidworks
  • Pro E
  • Para Solid

If you do not see a compatible file format listed, please contact us to qualify.