CAD/CAM: Reverse Engineering Applications

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by J. M. Daschbach, The Univ of Toledo, United States,
Robert J. Abella, The Univ of Toledo, United States,
C. Wang, The Univ of Toledo, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing:

Abstract: The reproduction of parts for which drawings or CAD files are not available has always caused engineering effort to be expended in a non-routine manner. The need for such a reverse engineering technique has been highlighted by the technical media over the last year. Commercially advertised systems have certain drawbacks. A system developed by university personnel in Toledo, Ohio provides insight on the difficulties of the problem and the means to solving this need for part reproduction.

Subject Headings: Equipment and machinery | Computer aided design | Colleges and universities | Manufacturing |

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