3D Scanner

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering with the smartSCAN series

From the hand-crafted prototype to the high-resolution CAD data model is only a small, yet very precise step: Reverse Engineering as fast and reliable foundation for production, comparison with original tooling data, or archiving.


"Mansory Edition" - Exclusive tuning of premium class luxury cars

At Mansory, an experienced car tuning team develops and produces individually designed styling kits for the exterior and interior features of premium class automobiles. The various design processes as well as the quality control procedures for the final touches of a Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini, or Porsche require a flexible, fast and highly precise measuring technique: This is when the three-dimensional data acquisition with a stereoSCAN is called into action.


Prototype design in 3D for customized sports cars

TechArt Automobildesign GmbH is a successful German car design company, specialized in the design development and manufacturing of individually customized cars.

The broad creative design spectrum, which is based on Porsche sport cars, stretches from the complete vehicle body to the interior fittings all the way to customized engine tuning. The prototypes of the car body parts are handmade using glass fiber; for the subsequent serial production, the high-resolution digitization technology of an AICON 3D scanning system is called into action.


The fast and high-precision approach to modern automotive design

Given the soft and sensitive surface of a handcrafted model, the measurement with the aid of a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is not an option; moreover, the CMM method does not deliver the necessary data density required for the computer aided styling (CAS) process. The solution is AICON's smartSCAN-HE system, allowing for the fast and highly precise data acquisition of the draft model for the creation of a virtual 3D data replica.


Reverse Engineering „Down to the teeth“

Precise bicycle sprockets for the best possible conversion of muscle power into motion speed: A perfectly produced gear cassette thanks to reverse engineering really gets two-wheel products rolling! 


3D scan data for any object size and shape

From designer sockets to small-sized plastic parts all the way up to car body panels or individually designed vehicle shapes - the application areas for reverse engineering present an exciting and versatile field for precise three-dimensional digitization.

It only takes a short, yet precise measuring process from the actual object to generate its precise three-dimensional model.


Reverse Engineering of plastic bottles

Measuring or having measured: To perform reverse engineering tasks on all kinds of different surface structures and sizes, you can either get yourself a 3D measuring system of one of the well proven breuckmann Scanner.

Or, you decide to go the same way as the ALPLA-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG – one of the leading enterprises for plastic packaging solutions worldwide headquartered in Hard, Austria – by opting for precision metrology service package with a breuckmann Scanner as offered by Units Engineering in Au (Switzerland).


The new life of an old bonnet mascot

The „Goddess of Speed“ which graces a number of Packard models of the nineteen thirties and forties as a bonnet mascot is one of these much sought after objects of desire. A technologically easily feasible alternative to the often tedious and costly acquisition of the original component is the creation of true to detail replica.





Certified quality

AICON is ISO 9001:2008 certified

AICON Certificate (PDF)

Don't hesitate to call us!

Our experts will be happy to give you advice.

+49 (0)531 58 000 58

Of course, you can also use our contact form.

"AICON’s measuring equipment has pushed us far forward in the area of quality assurance."

Florian Windler, Serto AG, Aadorf (Switzerland)

"In comparison with a CMM, the data acquisition with AICON's 3D scanning system is extremely time effective, enabling us to quickly obtain the evaluated data."

Jürgen Weber, Messtechnik Zollern GmbH & Co. KG, Sigmaringen (Germany)

© 2017 AICON 3D Systems GmbH – Part of Hexagon