Achieve perfect molds, 50% ahead of time.


ZEISS has been operating in the field of reverse engineering and tool correction for over 20 years. Starting in summer 2019, ZEISS REVERSE ENGINEERING will have a new structure: as a basic module, it is used for reverse engineering that includes the two options “Tool Correction” and “Volume Calculation.” Users can thus select the one that suits their application. The user guidance is extremely straightforward: users are guided through the software step by step. This reduces training costs considerably – a three-day seminar is all you need to get to know the ins and outs of the software.

Reverse engineering of a plastic housing that is part of a windscreen wiper.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is an important step to extract the design data from a finished component (CAD model). The component first needs to be scanned. It doesn’t matter whether the data is captured using a ZEISS KMG, CT, optical sensor or even a third-party machine. Next, the point clouds (all ASCII formats) or meshes (STL data) are imported to ZEISS REVERSE ENGINEERING. The point clouds or meshes (STL data) can be processed there thanks to a variety of effective functions. In just a few steps, you will have a watertight CAD model that can be exported to standard CAD formats.

  • High-precision reverse engineering
  • Exporting CAD data to IGES, STEP, SAT

Always Several Steps Ahead

The tool correction process at Horst Scholz GmbH & Co. KG

The molds for high-quality injection-molded parts must be extremely precise: a component tolerance of less than 30 micrometers, for example, requires tool tolerances of less than 10 micrometers. Horst Scholz GmbH & Co. KG has mastered this challenge by ensuring that the design, tool making, injection molding and measuring technology are perfectly in sync as the company continues its quest to develop new innovations that help its customers succeed. Since the manufacturer started working with ZEISS Reverse Engineering software, they have been able to correct their highly precise tools significantly faster and more efficiently.

Faster to the ideal injection mold

ZEISS software cuts quantity of iteration loops in half

Five to ten mold adjustments are common in the plastics industry on the way to the optimum injection mold. This is an effort that companies can at least minimize by half with the ZEISS REVERSE ENGINEERING software. This not only reduces development costs. It also gives companies the opportunity to start production much earlier.


Tool correction

Need a range of iteration loops in the tool correction process that are much too expensive? Want to sharpen your competitive edge? ZEISS REVERSE ENGINEERING allows you to save not only at least 50% of the iteration loops in the tool correction process, but also launch the production process more quickly. Use the software to make corrections not only to the individual measuring points of your tool, but all over it. This makes time-consuming, manual data transfer and potential errors a thing of the past. In addition, undercuts in your designs or corrected tools can be directly identified and corrected using the “Undercut analysis” function. The ZEISS REVERSE ENGINEERING “Tool correction” option makes tool correction incredibly easy.

  • 50% fewer iteration loops
  • Faster time to market
  • Undercut analysis

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