I recently completed the third term of my co-op internship at an aerospace parts company located in Peachtree City, Ga. My responsibilities mainly consisted of assisting my manager with reverse engineering, data collection, and CAD modelling of various small aerospace parts like bearings, joists, machine parts, tray tables, etc.
I had the opportunity to work with a 3D Systems inkjet 3D printer on some of my projects. For several projects (mostly roller and ball bearing reverse engineering) I needed to measure parts using gages that didn’t have the proper blocking and jigs to accommodate the parts for measurements. I designed custom tools in SolidWorks and printed them out on the 3D printer, and used these to measure my parts.
Below are some of the tools I designed and printed for use in reverse engineering measurements.