the Stuart McElrath Company
since 1994

The Stuart McElrath Company can reverse engineer parts or equipment for the purposes of documenting vintage parts, acquiring new sources of manufacturing, improving reliability or reducing costs.
SMC | Reverse Engineering
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SMC can reverse engineer equipment and parts for the purposes of improving reliability through the use of high alloy wear materials, or supplying OEM parts at reduced costs, or for the manufacture of vintage parts. Reverse engineering may be done when a part or machine has design shortcomings and original manufacture is not available to fix it.
Reverse Engineering     Reverse engineering is the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object, or system through analysis of its structure, function, and operation.
The need to maintain legacy equipment operationally sound which are no longer supported by their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is a problem which can be solved by reverse engineering.
OEM Drawings to
3D CAD Models with
Manufacturing Drawings
SMC uses 3D CAD software for reverse engineering. This allows SMC to provide a way to generate new or missing manufacturing CAD files and update/create as-built documentation. The software allows us to measure a parts and create a fully featured CAD model which can then be used make manufacturing drawings, pattern drawings for castings and for CNC machining of the final part.

The advantages using 3D CAD software for reverse engineering:
Advantages of 3D CAD
in Reverse Engineering
    Design a new part to replace to an obsolete part
Obtain data that captures parts original design intent
Update CAD models of your tooling to match shop floor changes
Modernize your manufacturing process
Redesign a part reduce possible manufacturing defects
Once the project is complete, parts lists and vendor sources will be provided to the customer along with copies of all drawing files. Additionally, a full set of pdf files will be provided for quick reference.