Reverse Engineering

Research of some existing device and related documentation in order to understand the principle of its operation, to make a change or reproduce a device with similar functions, but without direct copying. It is usually used if the creator of the original object did not provide information about the structure and method of creating (producing) the object. It allows you to reproduce a successful design of equipment with minimal cost. It is widespread to reverse engineer a competitor’s product in order to learn about its design and evaluate the possibilities of creating an analogue.
As computer-aided design (CAD) has become more popular, reverse engineering has become a viable method to create a 3D virtual model of an existing physical part. The reverse-engineering process involves measuring an object (including using 3D scanning technologies) and then reconstructing it as a 3D model. The service is especially relevant in the process of import substitution.