Biomedical Polymers: Reverse Engineering

Engineering colsultingThere are many benefits to updating processes and technology. While the ”old” way of doing things is comfortable, it is not always the best for the customer. At Biomedical Polymers, we pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge when it comes to manufacturing plastic products for research and medical diagnostic labs. Recently, we made some critical upgrades to our already successful reverse engineering services.

For years, it was our reverse engineering policy, to give parts directly to one of our highly skilled designer. They would start with a dimensional check, followed by copying the part using the available materials. While the process did serve our customers well, we knew there had to be a better way. So, after thoroughly researching alternative processes, we settled on the use of a CT scanner.

Often referred to as industrial computed tomography scanning, the process relies on x-rays to get a complete internal and external look at an object much like the CT scanners in hospitals and doctors offices. Currently, we are partners with a firm that scans new parts allowing us to get a dimensional outline, which we then turn into a 3D drawing. As you might imagine, the use of CT technology makes for a much more precise result. It also frees up our staff of designers to focus more on materials and other reverse engineering variables.

If you want to learn more about Biomedical Polymers’ use of CT scanning in our new reverse engineering services, please contact us today!