JM Fabrication offers reverse engineering as a service but does require a physical component as a starting point. Our engineers and skilled technicians begin with a thorough study of the goods that includes understanding the purpose of the product, design features wanted, and any other essential factors needed (read the fit, form, function section below for more information). Our manufacturing experts will then include value-added solutions to aid with cost reduction and improve manufacturability.
Fit, Form, Function
- We will examine the parts fit, form, and function during the reverse engineering process. Fit describes a parts capacity to join, mate, interconnect, or link to another part or an assembly. When a part must “fit,” it typically means that its tolerances have to be exact for it to line up with other parts or an assembly. Form describes a parts size, weight, and aesthetic characteristics. This mostly refers to the overall aesthetic qualities.
- The term “function” describes how a part should operate and perform in relation to its intended use. This makes it possible to modify the part in certain ways while maintaining its fit, shape, or functionality.
- When modifying a part or components real design while maintaining its fit, shape, or function; fit, form, and function become even more important. It’s crucial to remember that for the part to perform properly, the permissible degree of fit, shape, or function deviance must stay consistent.