Reverse Engineering


RedOwl will use a combination of in-house expertise and outsourced services in order to accurately determine the physical and mechanical properties of the component being modelled.

The following steps are taken to accurately reverse engineer a part or assembly:

  • Determine if there is any intellectual property pertaining to the part or assembly.
  • Understand the function of the part itself or as part of a larger system.
  • Understand the client’s goal for reverse engineering the part.
  • Create 3D models and engineering drawings for prototype and testing.
  • Coordinate material testing (metallurgy) at a lab to determine the material composition of the product being examined.
  • Depending on the required accuracy, in-house equipment will be used to measure parts. Otherwise, a local metrology service will use CMM (Coordinate-measuring machine) or 3D scanners to accurately determine the dimensions of the part.

Reverse Engineering for Research

TickRedOwl will often deconstruct and re-build similar competitor products in order to examine their construction and composition.
This allows us to gain valuable insight on things they did right, and things they could improve on.
It is a form of competitive analysis rather than a means to “copy” designs.

Reverse Engineering for Manufacturing

TickDo you have a product that you need to recreate but don’t have any drawings? Contact us.
Reverse engineering can be used to determine a products physical and mechanical properties so a new model and drawing can be created and used to manufacture the same or a similar re-engineered component. RedOwl is careful not to recreate or model any parts that are currently patented


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to develop and execute an innovation strategy.

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