REDU How is it done?
Component Repair, Pump parts
The first part of the REDU process is that of reverse engineering a customer's component repair and involves producing a set of engineering drawings of the pump parts in question, using sophisticated co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs). This may be carried out by us in-house utilising the extremely accurate fixed CMM machine when a customers pump parts can be delivered to our workshop or the equally accurate portable CMM equipment when the component does not lend itself to be moved from a customer's location.
As we measure the component a 3-D image can be rendered from the data collected using very sophisticated 3-D engineering design software. It is this data collection process that forms the core of REDU, as it allows our engineers to intricately analyse the parts and get to work in designing and reproducing parts and components with very high degrees of accuracy for our customers.
If the pump parts going through the REDU process require modification or a design change , this is where the 'design up' part comes in. It is this 'design-up' process which makes REDU such a remarkable concept. We take the reverse-engineered design and ask ourselves questions which enable us to fully understand the functional requirements by reviewing the original process involved in manufacturing the component and establish the best solution to meet our customer’s needs.
Another extremely important part of the REDU process is that of material identification an specification, whether for upgrading purposes or simply because the component repair is to be carried out on a re-engineered part that is so old, that the materials of construction and the method of manufacture are unknown, this is where PMI (Positive Materials Identification) comes into play. This part of the process recognises the original material of construction allowing the design engineer to determine if an upgrade is appropriate.
To discuss how REDU reverse engineering services could optimise your existing assets call or email our Technical Specialist John Keegan