When a machine that has served a company for years without any trouble suddenly breaks down, the smallest part may be to blame. Should the product have been phased out of production, however, finding an adequate replacement part to get it fixed can be time consuming, costly and perhaps nearly impossible. Reverse engineering services provided by sand casting foundries that specialize in metal alloy parts production, however, may provide the perfect solution.
The reverse engineering process is one of the features foundries that offer 3D printing sand casting and rapid prototype castings may make available to their clients.This process enables skilled foundry staff to take a worn-out metal part and run it through a special laser scan to obtain the necessary specifications for precise replication. Using 3D printing techniques, the part can be produced and tested in model form to ensure a perfect fit. If alterations to the prototype are necessary, they can be made easily before a finished replica is produced using a brass, copper or aluminum sand casting process.
Whether the finished part requires bronze sand casting, copper alloy casting or another metal is required, reverse engineering to get a once-reliable machine back up and running simply provides a cost-effective solution in many circumstances. Foundries that go above and beyond basic casting services can often deliver the necessary part with a very short turnaround time while saving clients the costs and hassles associated with full machine replacement.
Just because a metal part has reached the end of its lifespan doesn’t mean an entire machine needs to be scrapped. Foundries that offer reverse engineering services may be able to help clients create one-off parts to meet their specific needs. Thanks to modern reverse engineering techniques, precise replicas of an old part can be made with a relative amount of ease. The process is often highly cost-effective and time-sensitive, making it an excellent solution to get a machine back up and running.