Practical Reverse Engineering
In This Chapter
- Why you’ll want to learn reverse engineering
- Measurement tools that are useful and affordable
- Techniques for determining part dimensions
- The two ways you can model a part
In the context of 3D printing, reverse engineering is the practice of duplicating the design of a part or assembly. It’s easy to see why this is a useful skill to learn for the 3D printing enthusiast. If you want to reproduce a part or interface with an existing part, you’ll need to know how to reverse engineer it.
Luckily, reverse engineering simple parts probably isn’t quite as difficult as you’re expecting. It’s a ...