With the collapse of the Eastern block, once Egypt’s major industry supplier for machinery and spare parts, and the lack of skilled manpower, the Egyptian industry is finding it difficult to maintain its machinery and industrial base and to compete with the much more sophisticated and coordinated industries abroad. The cutoff of supply of maintenance parts from the Eastern Block, prompt the use of modern reverse engineering (RE) methods in the capturing the geometrical configuration and fabrication of rare maintenance parts, in support of the Egyptian Industry. This paper demonstrates, as a proof of concept, the use of the technology of RE in the fabrication of parts. The success of the experiment initiated a much wider application to the technology, that of patterns making in support of the casting industry. This will provide an accurate and expeditious means to properly maintain industrial plants and produce compatible spare pails urgently needed.

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