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Reverse Engineering

When an original manufacturer no longer exists or no longer makes a part you need, it can have a huge impact on your production capacity. Having to get the part replaced adds more stress as it can lead to excessive down time and potentially also decreased machine efficiency.

At Alternative Engineering, we can create fully surfaced CAD models of design concepts or replacement parts.

Services:
  • Design and Technical advice
  • Drafting
  • Digital Measuring
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Component inspection
  • Machine calibration
  • 3D Documentation
Products:
  • Machine Mapping
  • Mechanical design
  • Geometric Dimensioning
  • Custom Design
  • Digital Models
  • Compliance Inspection
  • Machine Calibration
  • QA Inspection
  • 3D inspections
  • Dimensional Analysis
Industries:
  • Bottling
  • Food processing
  • Transport
  • Packaging
  • Confectionery
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Printing
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Building services
  • Education
  • Display & Exhibitions
  • View More
Reverse engineering with Alternative Engineering provides a range of benefits:    
  • Fully surfaced CAD models of design concepts or replacement parts
  • Portable co-ordinate measuring machine means we can meet a variety of dimensional measurement needs
  • On-machine and in-line inspection
  • CAD comparison
  • Ensure proper tolerances and machine alignment
  • High degree of precision
  • Quicker turnaround time
  • Accuracy
  • We can still help if there is inadequate design documentation or original documentation has been misplaced
By using our co-ordinate measuring machine we can meet a variety of dimensional measurement needs, such as on-machine and in-line inspection and CAD comparison, to ensure proper tolerances and machine alignment.

Machine misalignments can cause machine downtime and significantly decrease machine performance and efficiencies. By using our portable co-ordinate measuring machine to confirm machine alignment Alternative Engineering can mitigate these issues.

Our focus is always on providing the best possible service that saves you time and money.

Typical Products
  • Machine Mapping
  • Mechanical design
  • Geometric Dimensioning
  • Custom Design
  • Digital Models
  • Compliance Inspection
  • Machine Calibration
  • QA Inspection
  • 3D inspections
  • Dimensional Analysis
Alternative Engineering takes pride in providing technical expertise and identifying the best practical solutions for your requirements. Contact us today for your reverse engineering needs.

Our Clientele

What our Clients Say

  • "When we first decided to try the process I was skeptical. However I must admit our usage throughout the factory of engineering plastics has moved from 100% OEM to 85% supplied by Alternative Engineering. The freedom to have locally manufactured parts is great"

    David Gladwin. O-I Asia Pacific
  • "Your attention to detail and level of customer service has been excellent while dealing with highly complex tasks, and the solutions delivered to our business has resulted in sustainable improvement."

    Matthew Sitters, Packaging Capability & Development Coordinator
    Treasury Wine Estates
  • "Alternative Engineering has provided an excellent level of service, support and products to our organisation."

    Matthew Sitters, Packaging Capability & Development Coordinator
    Treasury Wine Estates
  • "Your level of professionalism, commitment and passion for what you do has been great and we have been extremely pleased."

    Matthew Sitters, Packaging Capability & Development Coordinator
    Treasury Wine Estates
  • "I have received the plastic Smartie chutes. I must say the workmanship is fantastic and the fit is perfect. I just like to say thank you for a top quality job to your team there."

    Phillip Duarte, Mechanical Fitter
    Nestle Confectionary
  • "I am writing to express my sincere thanks to both yourself and the staff in the way they have assisted us. With very little notice we have requested jobs to be completed urgently and you haven't let us down."

    Peter W Fisher
    Nestle Confectionary
  • "You seem to have a happy team where nothing is too much trouble as long as it pleases the customer."

    Peter W Fisher
    Nestle Confectionary
  • "Yesterday picked up my plastic fabrication from Alternative Engineering. I want to thank all the staff that made this project happen, it makes me enormously proud that Australian manufacturing is alive and well."

    Petro Maksymovych
    D Metro Investments
  • "I will be talking to all I can of my experience with Alternative Engineering and recommend it highly and I look forward to our next project."

    Petro Maksymovych
    D Metro Investments
  • "During my three year contract in China, there has not been a single quality or delivery related problem with Alternative Engineering products. "

    Nigel Dart
    ACI Guangdong Glass Company, China
  • "I would be more than happy to recommend the services of Alternative Engineering to anybody looking for a reliable, high quality supplier."

    Nigel Dart
    ACI Guangdong Glass Company, China
  • "Colonial Farm has been associated with Alternative Engineering for many years with various projects and manufacture and design of machine parts, and they have never failed to deliver within the designated time frame."

    Peter Bull, Engineering Manager
    Colonial Farm (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • "Alternative Engineering are very responsive to all enquiries, have extensive knowledge on materials and machining, and have the ability to work within very short lead times."

    Peter Bull, Engineering Manager
    Colonial Farm (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • "Alternative Engineering have always provided excellent service and products to a very high standard."

    Peter Bull, Engineering Manager
    Colonial Farm (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • "Your attention to detail and creative natures show that you have confidence in your ability as Engineers."

    Byron Van Geyzel
    Nestlé
  • "I enjoyed working with you on the many challenges that we did overcome over a period of a year, especially the diverter conveyors, the liquor cutter, to mention a few, and a host of many such jobs."

    Byron Van Geyzel
    Nestlé
  • "I would like to thank you and the team at Alternative for supplying components “right first time” to our business. Often our requests are unique and with short time lines."

    Simon Hall, Engineering Maintenance Team Leader
    Nestlé Confectionary and Snacks
  • "Your Engineering team understand our requirements with respect to food safety and ensure our hygienic engineering standards are adhered to."

    Simon Hall, Engineering Maintenance Team Leader
    Nestlé Confectionary and Snacks
  • "We have worked in partnership with Alternative Engineering to design and implement improvements in order to resolve problematic machine issues. Above all the quality of components we receive from Alternative Engineering is outstanding whilst remaining cost competitive."

    Simon Hall, Engineering Maintenance Team Leader
    Nestlé Confectionary and Snacks
  • "Now that we have trialled your equipment and are extremely pleased with the standard of components that you produce for our machines, it is safe to say we will continue to use your services."

    Chris Saunders
    Visy Board Pty Ltd