Heritage Manufacturing, Inc., a revolver manufacturer, needed to reproduce a legacy part gun. Because Heritage had no existing CAD data to aid in design assistance, they would need to find a way to extract the dimensions of the housing and loading gate of the gun. The precise fit of the parts is critical to the function and safety of the gun.
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Heritage contracted 3DScanCo – a division of Laser Design Inc. – scan the loading gate and the housing and reverse engineer them into parametric CAD models. 3DScanCo used a high accuracy 3D Scanner to capture the dimensions and bolt-hole locations of the parts. Using SolidWorks to reverse engineer the parts, the original design intent was captured in a digital 3D model.
Theproject resulted in a successful reverse engineered parametric SolidWorks model of the two parts. Heritage was able to use the CAD data to manufacture new revolvers based on the legacy part and was also able to use the parametric nature of the SolidWorks files to design parts that can fit in and around the models.