357 pages | 200 B/W Illus.
The process of reverse engineering has proven infinitely useful for analyzing Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) components to duplicate or repair them, or simply improve on their design. A guidebook to the rapid-fire changes in this area, Reverse Engineering: Technology of Reinvention introduces the fundamental principles, advanced methodologies, and other essential aspects of reverse engineering.
The book’s primary objective is twofold: to advance the technology of reinvention through reverse engineering and to improve the competitiveness of commercial parts in the aftermarket. Assembling and synergizing material from several different fields, this book prepares readers with the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to successfully apply reverse engineering in diverse fields ranging from aerospace, automotive, and medical device industries to academic research, accident investigation, and legal and forensic analyses.
With this mission of preparation in mind, the author offers real-world examples to:
This book sets itself apart by covering seven key subjects: geometric measurement, part evaluation, materials identification, manufacturing process verification, data analysis, system compatibility, and intelligent property protection. Helpful in making new, compatible products that are cheaper than others on the market, the author provides the tools to uncover or clarify features of commercial products that were either previously unknown, misunderstood, or not used in the most effective way.
The topic of this book represents an important technological field that has heretofore been ignored by academics, despite being well accepted in industry. I am delighted by its publication.
—Professor Enrique Lavernia, Dean, College of Engineering, University of California, Davis
Reverse Engineering vs. Machine Design
Analysis and Verification
Applications of Reverse Engineering
Surface and Solid Model Reconstruction
Steps of Geometric Modeling
Material Characteristics and Analysis
Alloy Structure Equivalency
Phase Formation and Identification
Part Durability and Life Limitation
Part Failure Analysis
Creep and Stress Rupture
Environmentally Induced Failure
Material Identification and Process Verification
Manufacturing Process Verification
Data Process and Analysis
Reliability and the Theory of Interference
Data Conformity and Acceptance
Part Performance and System Compatibility
Methodology of Performance Evaluation
Regulatory Certification of Part Performance
Acceptance and Legality
Legality of Reverse Engineering