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Going backwards to solve a question might be considered a strange approach, but as a mechanical design engineer, methodically going into reverse can actually be a good route to unpicking and finding some answers.

Reverse engineering, or as it’s sometimes known, back engineering, is a process by which a product or individual component is deconstructed. By working backwards, an engineer is able to determine several things, such as how a component was created and what it does. Depending upon a client’s objectives, this undertaking may have arisen because of a permanent break to a part, a malfunction, or to regain lost design data, namely CAD files.

Our engineering capabilities and excellent attention to detail place us in a good position to execute tasks like these for our clients. In addition to doing just this on numerous occasions, we have undertaken similar activities around our own Sanstec workshop. These have included, for example, making new components for trailers and vehicles, including classic cars.

As we head forward towards the spring, I’m sure I’m not the only one questioning what the remainder of the year will bring. Unfortunately, like with reverse engineering projects, we can only be certain of what’s behind us.

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