Reverse Engineering Services

Reverse engineering services, part digitization, and 3D modeling are three fundamentally linked processes.

Tools and Experience You Can Trust

Reverse engineering services, part digitization, and 3D modeling are three fundamentally linked processes. To be able to provide services in any one, you must excel at all three. If your goal is a usable CAD model or a 3D data set, Nel PreTech has the tools and expertise. We are distinguished in this industry because of our skilled team, our access to the most cutting-edge equipment and software available, our commitment to accuracy, and exceeding customer expectations. NPC has the PEOPLE, PROCESS, and PLATFORM to see this process through from start to finish.

Common Uses:

  • Re-engineering or improved functionality of your own products
  • Analysis of competitor parts
  • Obtaining base-model geometry for design purposes (This geometry can be used to create new blueprints or CAD designs similar to the original object.)
  • Replacement of tooling that otherwise cannot be reproduced

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Digitization / Color Mapping Process

Our part digitization process is based on the capabilities of scanning CMM’s, scanning vision systems, computed tomography (CT scanning), lasers, blue light scanners, and other tools. This gives Nel PreTech the ability to produce highly accurate and repeatable measurements. It’s this capability that is the cornerstone of our reverse engineering and 3D modeling services.

Color mapping allows information taken from industrial CT, structured light, or other digital scans to be compared to a nominal CAD model.
You'll get the option of user-definable color patterns for easy analysis of surface variations.

3D Modeling


The goal of digitization and reverse engineering services is to provide the customer with a usable 3D model.


The 3D model can be an exact replica of any given physical part or a parametric model with imperfections such as warp, flash, and sinks removed.


Point cloud data, when observed with highly specialized software, can be used to create rapid NURBS surface wraps. The end result is a 3D model usable for observation, preservation, or improvement.


3D scans used to create a parametric model can be ideal for complex parts or parts that need to be recreated in traditional CAD software for the purpose of producing a base-model design.

Seeing Is Better
Than Believing!

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