Comparative product analysis - also known as reverse engineering - has long been a essential lever for achieving sustainable cost reductions through product improvements. Competitive products are analyzed, and the most promising technical solutions are identified for a more thorough study. The next step in the process is a review based upon a product review, where the concepts and insights are then prioritized for further development. Competitive concepts had to be transferred and created in CAD systems, which is a labor-intensive process. By using 3D scanning of the competitor components with subsequent preparation, 3D models can be efficiently designed and adapted to the customer solution.
Our subsidiary POLARIXENGINEERING, responsible for benchmark activities, is now offering a 3D scanning service, thus expanding our benchmark competence to our clients.