reverse engineering


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reverse engineering

a situation where a firm obtains a competitor's product so as to disassemble it and from the resultant component analysis decide how to build a similar product.
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Back in October 2013, Hajizadeh said Iran moved as much as 35 years ahead in building drone engines by reverse engineering of the US drone.
At higher levels, software engineering has two types of engineering, which is reverse engineering and forward engineering.
Using techniques, instruments, and tools in reverse engineering applications
This paper refers to the usage of reverse engineering (RE) in preservation of Cultural Heritage as well as in making it accessible to the public.
In direct reply to the question, reverse engineering is a 3-D imaging application that can assist in cutting manufacturing costs for a legacy item that lacks proper design documentation.
For a product modification, reverse engineering is used to capture the existing mounting or mating structure as a drawing file (IGES-compatible format), then manipulated in CAD or similar program to complete the adaptation.
If a shrink-wrap license can prohibit reverse engineering, can it also prohibit first sale?
Unfortunately, despite this litigation, reverse engineering is probably one of the least understood concepts by the courts, legal counsel, and executives in the computer industry[3].
Known as reverse engineering, this endeavor involves the development of automated techniques for recognizing what a program does -- for recovering information from existing software.
Designed and built in-house by Nortek Computers' engineers, McGaffney says the Model 3000 is revolutionary in the reverse engineering of hard discs.
com provides CAD integrated reverse engineering software for measurement, inspection, 3D digitizing, point cloud processing and laser scanning physical molds, models or parts.
Reverse engineering is often described as reconstructing a pig from sausage, and this difficult yet fascinating field is the subject of this introductory text by a professor of materials science and engineering aims to fill the gap and to redeem the subject form a dire reputation it had managed to develop.