Legacy Tool Preservation

Capture your tool designs in CAD models for your future reference and updates

Countless tools and parts for producing large-scale equipment of long-lasting endurance – think especially of aircraft and ground-based off-highway and military equipment – exist only as physical master models or fragile 2D engineering drawings.

Worse yet, the detailed design data for many other critically needed legacy tools have been lost to the original tooling suppliers who have since closed up shop.

This creates considerable risk for the manufacturer. What if the physical models and drawings are damaged or lost in a disaster? What if the design data cannot even be found?

You can reduce these risks with the help of Dimensional Engineering. We will use the most advanced laser scanning hardware and software to capture complete 3D digital data on your legacy tools and parts. All needed design specifications will be preserved in high-quality, fully flexible CAD models for your future reference and design updates.

Critical Success Factors in Risk Management

  • Data Acquisition and Archival Plan
  • Object Recovery Plan
  • Legacy Tool Preservation
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Our Technology Toolbox

Whatever tools it takes, we will expertly apply them to help you meet your critical design and production engineering needs. Dimensional Engineering’s solution partners include FARO Technologies and InnovMetric Software – providers of best-in-class hardware and software to complement our own specialized services.

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