3D Laser Scanning, X-Ray CT Scanning, Reverse Engineering and Dimensional Inspection
How it Works

Reverse Austin has two primary services:
1. We scan your things
2. We help you use your scan data to do other things

What kind of things do we scan? We can scan almost anything that we can walk around or pick up so long as it doesn't change shape or size while we're scanning it.

Some of the things we can scan:
  • Everyday items: bottles, books, balls, boxes, bedpans, broomsticks, birdhouses, boomerangs, (you get the idea)
  • Cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, aircraft, etc
  • Machine parts
  • Tools and fixtures
  • Sculptures and other 3 dimensional art
  • Antiques
  • Archeological artifacts
  • And a lot of other stuff

What kind of scans do we perform? We have a range of resources including X-ray CT scanners and portable 3D laser scanners that capture enough data to create highly accurate 3 dimensional computer models (CAD models) of the items being measured.

Why CAD models? Today, almost everything is designed, manufactured and documented using computers and CAD models. Drawing boards and electric erasers (the original 'Undo' command) have been replaced by the mouse and keyboard. Manual lathes and mills have been replaced by computer driven machine tools. Today, 3 dimensional 'printers' build parts out of pastic or metal using only CAD models.

We create highly accurate 3 dimensional computer models.
Capturing your data and converting it to a CAD model is only the first step. Reverse Austin can help you use the model to design mating parts, new and improved parts, fixtures, tooling, etc. We can also compare the measured part to the design model so that you can determine whether or not the measured part meets the design intent. We can convert the model so you can use it for movies and video games. We can also use the model to create your formal documentation for the purpose of identification, reproduction and regulatory compliance.

Just as word processors, databases and electronic spreadsheets have changed how we use 2 dimensional data, Digital Shape Sampling and Processing (DSSP) is changing how we collect and utilize 3 dimensional data. Reverse Austin is at the forefront of this technology and strives to find new ways to help you leverage your information.

Let us show you how we can help you become more productive by using the information that you already have. Contact info@reverseaustin.com and discover The Shapes of Things to Come.