Discover how the most basic form of reverse engineering is using standard hand tools and measurement devices like calipers, scales, and micrometers.
- The first tools I'd like to discuss are hand tools.…Primarily because they are very readily available…and chances are you have some at home right now.…There are so many different tools to choose from…such as calipers, micrometers, a variety of gauges…and all sorts of additional measuring tools.…Some of these tools have been…employed for thousands of years, all the way back to when…the great pyramids were constructed and even before.…But in this day we have so many new ways to measure things.…
Also, most of these can be had at a very affordable cost.…Keep in mind though, the more precise and accurate…you want them to be, the costs will go up.…As an example, finely tuned micrometers are going to be…more expensive as the level of accuracy goes up.…This is because they are made of better materials…and better manufacturing methods.…Here, you can see these micrometers measure out…to the fourth decimal place in inches.…The slightest bit of error in these…will lead to bad measurements.…
Same basic scenario with calipers and as I said previously,…
- Where is reverse engineering applied?
- Using standard hand tools
- Nondestructive ways to create highly accurate representations of parts
- Getting accurate measurements with calipers and micrometers
- Setting up, capturing, and cleaning up scans
- Importing and parsing the STL
- Importing CAD data as STL
- 3D printing