Reverse engineering is the process of extracting design information from an part. This deconstructed information is the basis for the creation of a new part. Individuals and institutions can also use this information for digital archiving purposes.
Over time manufacturers disappear. Parts become scarce or non-existent. Reverse Engineering ensures the accurate recreation of a part from its physical features. We extract the methods that went into creating the part and use it to create a copy.
This process is also helpful in the reproduction of broken parts that no longer exist. Features can be added to the original design to enhance its performance or usability.