• Iulian Stanasel University of Oradea
  • Traian Buidos University of Oradea
Keywords: impeller, reverse engineering, 3D model


One of the most modern design techniques that reverse engineering refers to, allows to use information about a product in order to reproduce the original product (spare parts) or to get a new product with improved performance. Current methods of manufacturing are based on the 3D model of the product which must be realized. The aim of presented case is to obtain a 3D model of a pump impeller starting from worn impeller that will be replaced. Taking in account the complex shape of the impeller, the paper approached the main steps which were followed to obtain the 3D model using reverse engineering techniques.


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How to Cite
Stanasel, I., & Buidos, T. (2016). USING REVERSE ENGINEERING IN OBTAINING SPARE PARTS FOR AN IMPELLER. Nonconventional Technologies Review, 20(1). Retrieved from