PCB Reverse Engineering, Redesign, & Repair

Request More Information

We are the provider of the only system in the world that can take a physical circuit board and fully reverse engineer it to provide complete manufacturing CAD data and even native format schematics. Our system includes the ability to capture precise form, fit and function for all layers of the PCB, including all inner layer geometries, drill, drill plating and layer thickness, cutouts, outline, silkscreen, and even blind or buried vias.

Data generated from PCB Reverse Engineering can be used either to manufacture replacement parts, or provide insight in repairing existing parts when schematics may not be available.

Unique Niche

Our systems are a critical component to the hardware support strategy for numerous military, governmental, aerospace, nuclear, utility, automotive and commercial firms. They rely on our system to keep their mission-critical hardware operational each and every day.

ScanCAD Systems support legacy products systems when spare parts and manufacturing data is no longer available.

Unique Technology

Internally developed software coupled with our low-cost vision platform and NIST certified calibration equipment ensures that our system is a solution that is custom tailored for your application. Our hardware and software have been specifically designed to maintain an excellent price-performance ratio, maximize your ROI and provide a unique set of tools for effective and efficient reverse engineering, regardless of the scale of your project.

Unique Process

Over our thirty years in business, we have continuously improved our process to support cutting edge technology. Whether a circuit card has two or twelve layers, blind or buried vias, and the substrate is FR4 or Thermount ™, we have the process knowledge to ensure your success.

A Case Study

A Californian power plant was forced to go offline due to the absence of a $500 printed circuit board (PCB). Their inventory was exhausted, and the original manufacturer of that PCB was no longer in business.  Given the fact that the US power grid is running at capacity, the downtime was costing dearly and time was of the essence. Fortunately, the power plant was able to locate ScanCAD quickly and began to process the board immediately.  The resulting CAD data was sent to a local PCB fabrication and assembly house. The resultant PCB retained identical form, fit, and function to the original and was quickly tested and put into service. Extra parts were fabricated so satisfactory spares would be on hand and the data package for the board was archived for future use. The ScanCAD system empowered this power plant and enabled them to take control of their own maintenance and decrease reliance on external suppliers.

There are two organizations in North America using ScanCAD PCB RE solutions dedicated solely to keeping Nuclear Power Plants running, not counting coal, gas, and renewable plants!

Technical Specifications*

Scanner

  •  High-Resolution Color Flatbed Scanner, Size A3:(400/1000/1600/2000/2400/3200/4000/ 4800 dpi) Calibrated Accuracy: ± 0.001” (± 0.0254mm)
  •  A3-Scanning Bed Area: 11.7″ x 16.5″ (297mm x 419mm)
  • Multiple scans can be stitched together for a larger working area

    Computer**

    •  Multi Core Processor – 3GHz
    •  1TB 7200 RPM HD, 8-16 GB RAM
    •  CD/DVD ROM (For archive purposes)
    •  Flat Panel Monitor
    •  Ethernet Connection
    •  Windows 10 – 64-Bit
    •  2 available USB ports – USB2 or USB3

    **Recommended customer-supplied minimum PC requirements.

    Additional System Components

    •  Precision Glass NIST Calibration Grid
    •  ConvertPLUS CAM Software
    •  Work Instruction Software (WIS)
    •  Custom Transmissive Lighting Package
    •  Custom Workstation Desk
    •  Scanning Accessory Package

    The following are trademarks of the indicated companies: Gerber, Ucamco N.V.; Windows 10, Microsoft®;  ScanCAD™, ScanFAB™, Scan-T™, ScanPLACE™ and ScanINSPECT VPI™ are trademarks of ScanCAD International, Inc. *All specifications and designs subject to change without notice.*

    Datasheets

    Gerber and Drill

    Assembly

    Netlist

    News

    Meet the SCI Team: Sharon

    Meet the ScanCAD team in this series of blog posts. Get to know Sharon! Sharon, ScanCAD's Office Manager, started working at ScanCAD in 2016 after retiring from accounting in 2015.  When asked what...

    read more

    Neural Networks: Analog is back!

    Let's face it, AI is the future of the electronics industry. The value of this tool is that it will allow for the automation of automation, giving mankind a new tool in our ever-growing toolbox. AI...

    read more

    Meet the SCI Team: Danielle

    Meet the ScanCAD team in this series of blog posts. Meet Danielle!   Danielle Heller started working at ScanCAD in their shipping department in 2021. She was mentored and took over for...

    read more

    Trade shows

    ScanCAD participates in many trade shows during the year, whether in ScanCAD's own booth or by way of our distributor/OEM.

    Rocky Mountain Expo & Tech Forum
    May 16, 2024
    Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
    Aurora, Colorado 80019
    ScanCAD Booth

    SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum
    September  11-12, 2024
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    ScanCAD/USM Reps  Booth 201

    DMC 2024
    December 2-5, 2024
    Austin, TX USA
    ScanCAD Booth 122

    News

    Meet the SCI Team: Sharon

    Meet the ScanCAD team in this series of blog posts. Get to know Sharon! Sharon, ScanCAD's Office Manager, started working at ScanCAD in 2016 after retiring from accounting in 2015.  When asked what...

    read more

    Neural Networks: Analog is back!

    Let's face it, AI is the future of the electronics industry. The value of this tool is that it will allow for the automation of automation, giving mankind a new tool in our ever-growing toolbox. AI...

    read more

    Meet the SCI Team: Danielle

    Meet the ScanCAD team in this series of blog posts. Meet Danielle!   Danielle Heller started working at ScanCAD in their shipping department in 2021. She was mentored and took over for...

    read more

    Trade shows

    ScanCAD participates in many trade shows during the year, whether in ScanCAD's own booth or by way of our distributor/OEM.

    Guadalajara Expo and Tech Forum
    October 25 and 26, 2023
    Chihuahua City, Mexico
    EXPO GUADALAJARA
    USM Reps Booth

    TPCA Show
    October 25-27, 2023
    Taipei , Taiwan
    Microsys Booth

    PRODUCTRONICA 2023
    November 14-17, 2023
    Munich, Germany
    GS Electronic Booth

    DMC 2023
    December 11-14, 2023
    Music City Center
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Booth 314

    APEX 2024
    April 9-11, 2024
    Anaheim Convention Center
    Anaheim, California
    Booth 3206

    ScanCAD Gives Back

    Giving back is an important part of our company vision. As a global company, bettering the lives of others is central to what makes us most excited. Because of this, ScanCAD gives a percentage of revenue to charities and mission-driven nonprofit organizations that employees are most passionate about supporting.

    Privacy Policy

    ScanCAD International Inc. is a corporate member of:

    U.S. Partnership for Assured Electronics
    Defense Electronics Consortium
    The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.