Everyone at QC who I came into contact with on our latest projects—from the receptionist answering the phones to the engineers and lab personnel—were extremely friendly and a pleasure to collaborate with. QC was also very helpful in working with our customer to better explain the results and supporting data. Thank you very much!

- Mark,
Aluminum Die Casting

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3D Modeling Capabilities for Reverse Engineering

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Modeling With the Application in Mind

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At QC, our complex modeling capabilities are born out of an extensive industry expertise with precision tooling. Our reverse engineering process begins with an evaluation of the part. We look at the level of accuracy required, your project goals and how the product ultimately will be used. After studying these reverse engineering elements, we determine the level of output you will need:Terminal Board devleoped as a parametric solid

Native parametric solid models are produced in SolidWorks or Pro-E that are 100% editable. A fully functional model for when you anticipate having to change geometry of individual features of the part. Models are built with design-intent in mind to eliminate unwanted features such as warp, sinks, flash, and ejector pin marks. Parting line and draft are included in the finished model.

Files are output in one of the following formats: .sldprt .slddrw .sldasm .prt .drw .asm .ckd .ckt .prt .ptn .x_t .x_b NURBS-generated surface file from 3D modeling


Non-parametric surfaces - offer the highest level of surface accuracy in a solid, ready-to-use file. Best used on organic shapes. Individual features are not editable.

All surface variations are replicated - including texture if necessary. Accuracy of results are very dependent on the steps taken in the post-processing of the scan. This is the most accurate method of reverse engineering exact geometry for cutting tooling electrodes.

Files are output in IGES or STEP format.

Precision Mold Scanned evaluated with Laser scanning and Micro scanning.

Hybrid parametric/non-parametric models - used when parametric shapes and complex organic surfaces exist in the same component.

Multiple scanning technologies are used when the project calls for higher levels of precision in select areas of the part. Micro-laser scanning will capture surface finish detail often needed for Class-A tooling.

Files are output in IGES or STEP format.

Polyginal Model of Scissors Handle


Polygonal models offer the highest level of surface accuracy, but have limited use. These are non-editable reverse engineering files, very large in size, that can be read directly into 3D printing rapid prototyping technology.

Files are output in STL format. Mold Half of Bottle



Using these technologically advanced methods, we'll arrive at a model that accurately reflects the original you provided - and one that you can quickly put to use in the next step of your project.

Finished models that are machining and tooling-ready.

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