This edited work focuses on recent advances in Reverse Engineering of macro, micro and nano components for medical, manufacturing and security applications. A general introduction and overview of reverse engineering techniques is presented, followed by a discussion of traditional tools used in reverse engineering including contact methods and non-contact methods and computer tomography and MRI. Throughout, the work an emphasis is placed on recent advances and emerging technology including coverage of ultrasonic systems, scanning force, atomic force and 3D Scanning microscopy. The book concludes with an applications oriented discussion of reverse engineering in the medical, manufacturing and security fields.
Section I Introduction to Reverse Engineering: Reverse engineering for macro, micro and nano components.- Contact methods.- Non-contact methods.- Computer tomography and MRI.- Ultrasonic systems.- Scanning force microscopy.- Atomic force microscopy.- 3D scanning electron microscopy.- Section II Medical Applications: Engineering of anatomical prostheses.- Bio reverse engineering.- Reverse engineering file formats for computer-aided design.- Section III Manufacturing Applications: Plastic industry.- Automative industry.- Aerospace industry.- Micromechanical components.- Other applications.- Section IV Security Applications: Bio-metric applications.- Crime scene investigation.