Reverse engineering is deconstructing an assembly or individual components of larger products to determine how a part was designed to be remanufactured. This approach is used when a replacement part is not available from the original equipment supplier.

To assist customers when they encounter this issue, or to help improve efficiency and performance, the EDSI team can offer reverse engineering services. The reverse engineering process involves working backward through the original design process, even though designers often have limited knowledge of the engineering involved in the original design. This challenge of gaining a working knowledge of the design can be overcome by reviewing initial drawings if available or disassembling the product.

To properly reverse engineer an assembly or component, a detailed process must be followed. EDSI accomplishes reverse engineering through the stages of information extraction, modeling, and review. The first stage of information extraction gathers all relevant information to perform the reverse engineering of the assembly or component. Modeling is the second stage and combines the information into an abstract model that is used as a guide for redesigning the product. Finally, the abstract model is reviewed and tested to ensure it meets the specifications and requirements of the original assembly or component.

Often when EDSI performs reverse engineering on an existing assembly, we can improve efficiency and increase performance above and beyond the original specifications. We bring our 30 years of experience to focus on how we can not only meet prior goals but also provide customers with a better assembly, such as offering over-molding and quick turnaround.

Whether it’s reverse engineering or a new assembly, partnering with a trusted manufacturer such as Engineering Design Services can help streamline the designing, manufacturing, and delivery phases, providing peace of mind that your systems remain secure and reliable as long as possible.