RE: Starting a reverse engineering laboratory.

From: Henry Sommer (
Date: Wed Aug 06 2003 - 03:56:49 EEST


Here is what I would put in the lab.

Try and get one of each of these donated.
Contact portable CMM like a Faro or Romer arm
Noncontact point cloud scanner like a Minolta or an Atos. If you have to by
it get a Minolta they are less expensive.

A standard cad package like Pro/E, Solidworks etc.
Try and get as many different kinds of reverse engineering software donated
as possible. Some of the choices are.
Imageware, Raindrop Geomagic, Paraform, and GSI studio. There are many
others. Each one is very different from the others. So you should try and
get exposure to as many of them as you can.

Henry Sommer

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 8:05 AM
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Subject: Starting a reverse engineering laboratory.

Hello Group,

I am C.V.Ramachandran, a final year mechanical engineering student from
BITS,Pilani,India.This is my first mail to the group.

Our institute is interested in starting a reverse engineering laboratory
as well as a course on the same.I am therefore in search of the following

1.Details of similar work done in India and else where.
2.A good book on the subject.
3.What are the most basic equipment required and their cost.

Kindly send me whatever info possible.

Thanx a million.

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