DE has been working in the foundry industry for years helping clients with Laser Scanning and Reverse Engineering of industrial castings and components. Eventually this led us to help with the reproduction of 3D CAD data for Legacy Castings, sculpture scan, and art pieces used in reproduction and preservation projects. The following are a few examples of Art Casting Laser Scanning jobs we went on to generate the CAD data for. That CAD data was then used to produce new parts that eventually were used in historical theater restorations across the United States.
What makes projects like these unique is that they bring together the need to recreate parts with both parametric CAD (drafts, parting lines, holes, chamfers, fillets) as well as organic features in the same part. This causes there to be a requirement for a Reverse Engineer who has the ability to build manufacturable parametric features while still preserving the hand made artist components of the sculpture scan as well. DE has Designers on staff with exactly this expertise.