Reverse Engineering Parts by Additive Manufacturing


This course will enable you to design an appropriate process to reverse engineer a selected part so that it can be made using AM.

Is this course for you?

  • Do you have an item or part that you’d like to replicate or produce using additive manufacturing technology, but do not have a digital design file?
  • Do you need to identify an appropriate process, tools and software for reverse engineering particular kinds of parts?
  • Do you need to recognise how to apply reverse engineering principles to additive manufacturing processes?

If you can answer yes to any of the above, this course is for you.

Delivery Face to Face

Duration 1 Day
Cost £450+VAT
Location Coventry
Level Intermediate

Target Audience

AM Applications Engineer

AM Design Engineer

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, participants will be able too:

  • For a selected part, describe the potential value of reverse engineering to recreate the part using AM
  • Identify an appropriate scanning technology to obtain a digital 3D model of a selected part that captures all relevant part characteristics
  • Identify suitable software processes to address relevant re-engineering requirements for making the selected part using AM
  • Recognise additional AM process considerations for the part that would be required to successfully build with AM

Course Content

This 1-day face to face course will include

  • Introduction to the context and potential applications of reverse engineering, as well as defining business value
  • A detailed coverage of the process steps and technologies involved in reverse engineering a part to be made using AM, and variations depending on application
  • A workshop tour / demonstration of scanning technology for different reverse engineering applications
  • Practical activities to apply the process, and define the capabilities and limitations of digitising an item to prepare for the AM build