Reverse Engineering: An Industrial Perspective by Vinesh RajaReverse Engineering: An Industrial Perspective by Vinesh Raja

Reverse Engineering: An Industrial Perspective

byVinesh RajaEditorKiran J. Fernandes

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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Congratulations and thank you for reading this book! You hold in your hand perhaps the first book solely written on mechanical reverse engineering from an industry perspective. The motivation for this book originates from the needs of today's global industry. We recall an incident during one of our industrial trips to a local manufact- ing company. The office secretary was photocopying documents for this me- ing, when the manufacturing manager remarked, "Wouldn't it be nice if I could do the same with mechanical parts, it would save me and my team a lot of time and money. " "Have you not heard of reverse engineering?" we asked him. "- verse engineering, isn't that something to do with programming computers?" "No," we replied. "Reverse engineering (RE) refers to creating a computer-aided design (CAD) model from an existing physical object, which can be used as a design tool for producing a copy of an object, extracting the design concept of an existing model, or reengineering an existing part. " His eyes lit up. Such sit- tions are not uncommon in today's manufacturing arena. With globalization and trade liberalization, manufacturing companies face increasing competition from goods and services produced in lower wage eco- mies. Countries in the West cannot compete against low wages and must the- fore depend on raising innovation and best practices to create better products.
Professor Vinesh Raja is a Professorial Fellow in Informatics at the University of Warwick. He is in-charge of the Informatics Group, which encompasses the Virtual Reality Center (VRC) and the Collaborative Product Commerce Center (CPC) at the Warwick Manufacturing Group. He focuses on augmenting and extending everyday, learning and wo...
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Title:Reverse Engineering: An Industrial PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:242 pagesPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849966605

ISBN - 13:9781849966603

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Table of Contents

to Reverse Engineering.- Methodologies and Techniques for Reverse Engineering-The Potential for Automation with 3-D Laser Scanners.- Reverse Engineering-Hardware and Software.- Selecting a Reverse Engineering System.- to Rapid Prototyping.- Relationship Between Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping.- Reverse Engineering in the Automotive Industry.- Reverse Engineering in the Aerospace Industry.- Reverse Engineering in the Medical Device Industry.- Legal Aspects of Reverse Engineering.- Barriers to Adopting Reverse Engineering.