We have the engineering expertise to perform reverse engineering services for you.
We offer reverse engineering of engine components and other mechanical parts.
- We 100% design all our engines in house, therefore we can apply this experience to the reverse engineering of your component or assembly.
- We use many types of material in our engines such as Steel, Aluminium, Beryllium copper, brass and copper in cast, wrought and sintered forms so we understand which material works best for a particular application.
- Many of our engine components are heat treated during the manufacturing process. Consequently we understand how to get the best material properties by having the parts Nitrided, Case hardened, Vacuum hardened, Hardened & tempered or Tufftrided for example. Many of our components are heat treated to a specific EDL process in order that the best properties can be achieved. This always costs significantly more than a ‘commercial’ heat treatment run but as we’re often making parts for an irreplaceable engine or if the engine operating conditions demand it (for example, if the engine operating speed is 18,000 rpm!), you can’t take the easy/cheap option with material and heat treatment decisions.
- We can perform failure analysis of an existing component in order that the design can be modified so the reverse engineered version will not suffer from similar problems.
A recent reverse engineering project:
We were recently asked by a long standing friend & customer to look at some Porsche 962 water cooled cylinder head barrels that he was no longer able to procure and to investigate the options for reverse engineering them. The project tasks were to:
- Assess the existing design and a number of used parts.
- Check material properties and heat treatment options.
- Model the part and incorporate design changes to improve durability and ease of manufacture.
- Design all the associated components (valve seats, valve guides etc)
- Liaise with the foundry, pattern maker & bore plating company.
- Procure sample castings, section them, check material properties & casting dimensions.
- Machine the parts, checking critical dimensions after each stage.
- Assemble the associated components and cut valve seats & ream valve guides.
- Deliver the parts to the customer!
The customer is very happy with the new Porsche 962 cylinder head barrels, which were successfully race proven at the 2017 classic Daytona 24 hours race, finishing in 1st & 2nd places.
Purchase enquiries solely related to the Porsche 962 cylinder head barrels:
Please contact Paul Knapton
For any other reverse engineering enquiry, please use the contact form below:
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