Abstract: A new method which realizing creative design of washing machine is proposed based on reverse engineering and 3D printing technology. The 3D model of the improved product is obtained by collecting origin point cloud information of the washing machine through an optical laser scanner and using the Geomagic Studio software and UG software for data processing and model reconstruction. Then the product meetting the requirements of product design is realized by further improvements according to the feedback of 3D model verification by entity model quickly output through 3D printing. The new method can shorten the design cycle, reduce the design cost, simplify the procedure of design and production through coupling reverse engineering and 3D printing technology when compared with the traditional method. Practice has shown that the reverse engineering combined with 3D printing method has obvious advantages and the promising application in the field of product creative design.
Keywords: Reverse engineering 3D printing technology Geomagic studio UG modeling Creative design