Reverse Engineering (RE) plays a key role in today’s competitive business environment. The most basic business need is to know what the competition is doing and estimating how much their product would cost. The simplest thing to do is to buy the existing product and understand how it has been engineered.
RE can cover objects as large as aircraft parts down to the smallest electrical connector. RE is most used to benchmark products. With rapid technological advancements, simple product teardowns are not good enough anymore.
This paper gives an overview of the reverse engineering methodologies and best practices used in industry with a specific focus on cost baselining. The paper also covers product teardowns, discusses the techniques and best practices in 3D scanning for the purpose of arriving at the product baseline cost. Download the whitepaper to continue reading.