Repair & Modify Outdated CAD Files
The ability to reverse engineer a product is essential to a variety of industries. Organic shapes don’t lend themselves to traditional CAD packages like NX or Solidworks.
Breaking something down in order to understand it, make a copy of it, or improve upon the design is at the core of what reverse engineering can accomplish. We learn so much by taking something apart and reassembling it.
At OsteoShape, we use powerful reverse engineering software, called Geomagic Design X, that allows us to create CAD files of all types based on scanned data. This process enables us to make repairs and modifications to files originally related to outdated CAD packages or from scanned data.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take?
Each project is unique. For complex projects involving design and development, we will first schedule a virtual meeting with you and then provide a “scope of work” document detailing a timeline for the steps to completion.
Most projects require prototype approval, which can occasionally lead to delays depending on your company’s approval process. Changes to the scope of work can also delay the project, so a thorough understanding of the project upfront is critical.
Our team will work with you throughout the process to ensure unnecessary delays don’t occur.
How much will it cost?
We quote all of our work based on time and materials. As a general rule, the first model is always the most expensive model.
Who does the work and where is it done?
Phil and his team are all experienced in the creation of 3D printing, masters, molds, high-quality paintwork, and finishes. We have made bone models and implant replicas for years at our on-site facilities with a variety of equipment and processes located in Warsaw, Indiana.
Any outside work is completed in the USA, generally in close proximity to our Indiana location to save time and reduce shipping expenses.
Can you work with an engineering file?
Yes, we routinely work with Unigraphics, Solidwork, Parasolid, and mesh files provided by customers and have experienced orthopedic engineering resources to assist you.
Starting with your files is the easiest way for us to begin work.
How Does it Work?
Define Project Scope
We start with your description of the need and create a written project scope. The scope of work can be done in person or virtually.
Design & Development
Our design & development team will create a rendering of how your product will work in your target environment.
With most of our projects, a prototype is produced from the approved renderings generated during the design & development phase.
After approval of the prototype, we will fabricate the predetermined quantity of your model, sales kit, exhibit, educational tools, or other solution.
Our production system ensures each customer has a designated cart to ensure reproducibility and easy future reorders and support.