Reverse Engineering

We adopt a reverse-engineering process at Cognition that holistically captures product design information such as dimensions, features, material properties and performance parameters. To execute this, we combine shop-floor mechanical skills and advanced computer-aided tools. Based on the captured information, we help our clients identify the design intent of a product and deliver manufacturing drawings.

Our process comprises:

  • Feature analysis: detailed study to determine the technical features and functional aspects of the equipment
  • Digitalization: a systematic process that employs advanced 3D scanning to measure complex dimensions of components
  • Material analysis: study of equipment material and metallurgical properties
  • Performance testing: inspection of functional performance parameters
  • CAD model building: creation of parametric 3D CAD models, BoM and conformance check to ensure the manufacturability of the models and drawings
  • Manufacturing drawing: creation of drawings with DFM and DFA considerations
  • Extensive experience across industries in digitizing a wide range of products from cubic millimeters to cubic meters
  • Experience in developing surfaces for products with complex shapes and contours with an accuracy of 10 microns
  • Expertise in understanding product design intent and prescribing suitable materials