Reverse Engineering

After a part has been scanned, internal and/or external data is extracted from the results. The primary output is an intermediary CAD file in point cloud/polygon format. Data can be currently exported in the following formats: STL, WRL, TXT, PLY, OBJ.  Further translation to STEP or Solid files is available for a premium charge.

Reverse Engineering Services by Jesse Garant Metrology Center


  • Data can be inputted into various FEA and Flow analysis software’s
  • Data can be used for 3D printing applications
  • Data can be used for archiving purposes
  • Input data into various CAD software’s for analysis or programming applications
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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can parts of multiple materials be reverse engineered?
    Yes. However parts scanned from a single material yield the cleanest quality of data due to limited amounts of scatter.

    How large are the file sizes?
    CT datasets can be extremely large. Point cloud files can range from 100MB to 20GB and surface files range from 25MB to 500 MB

    How is data exported when a part is made out of multiple materials?
    Data is provided as a single object and on a common level.