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Applications of Reverse Engineering in Manufacturing Industry

Author(s)/Editor(s): Dr Wego Wang

Pages in Print Edition: 9PP

Published: 03/01/2013
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This paper discusses the practice of reverse engineering, which usually consists of two phases: (1) decoding the original design details with programmatic analysis and (2) reproducing an "identical" counterpart. The most challenging technical tasks in both phases are directly related to manufacturing processes because the prior history or trials of many manufacturing processes are erased in the final product. Following a broad discussion of potential applications of reverse engineering and its potential benefits, this paper focuses on the technical challenges of applying reverse engineering in verifying and reinventing the part manufacturing process. Presented at: EASTEC 2013, SME, May 14-16, 2013, West Springfield, MA.