As rolling stock fleets are often in service for many decades, it is common to find many obsolete components or systems appear in the repairs, maintenance or overhauls carried out on a daily basis. When these obsolete items are worn, damaged or broken, finding a replacement can often cause significant delays to the job or project. If no replacement can be sourced, it can be a very costly and time consuming exercise for our customers to replace the entire component or system that contains the obsolete part.
We have the expertise and equipment necessary to accurately reverse engineer electrical, electronic or mechanical components and systems to minimise delays and provide our clients with a cost effective alternative to replacing the entire component or system.
Please note we do not reverse engineer components on which any current trademarks or copyrights apply.
To assist with the reproduction of obsolete mechanical components whether in good condition or severely damaged, we have a 3D laser scanner that can scan up to an accuracy of 0.13mm. The scanner allows us to take an accurate 3D mesh file which we then convert into a standard SolidWorks part to either restore the component model to its original dimensions or modify the part before reproduction.
Kindly note, we do not scan or reproduce parts for the purpose of replicating products designed and/or owned by other companies. We will not provide this service if we believe we will be infringing any copyright or intellectual property rights.
Where an electronic or electrical system is obsolete and unavailable, we can design suitable replacements with equivalent or superior functionality utilising modern, available components.
In recent years, this service has proven to be increasingly popular as technologies are quickly advancing, and manufacturers increasingly cease production on systems with obsolete technologies.