The quality control and inspection process in reverse engineering usually takes three steps in order to accomplish if the 3D-CAD model of the part is available. Those three steps are as follows:
- The first step of the process starts by scanning the part and eventually generating a cloud of points in the form of a computer model of the part.
- The second step involves merging and aligning the two computer models (CAD and Scanned one) to validate the specifications of the part.
- The final step i.e. step three, includes visual computer model inspections and alignment of the merged models for any discrepancies in the geometry as well as dimensions.
The outcome of the quality control would be some recommendations for corrections so the part meets perfectly with the blue print specifications prior to the mass production of the part. Reverse engineering inspection provides sufficient information, allowing the inspector to check tolerances, dimensions and any other information relevant to your project. This gives assurance and confidence to produce quality components.