3D Scan-to-Print Technology Restores Creative Outlet for Paraplegic Artist

PartWorks received an unusual request. They’re a leader in 3D scanning, reverse engineering, 3D design, protoyping and manufacturing of precision metal and plastic parts and tools, so they’d seen all sorts of parts challenges. But this request was unique. The project demonstrated PartWorks’ prowess at 3D scanning with 3D modeling and 3D printing to accelerate [...]

By | 2018-07-16T18:47:39+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Product Design|Comments Off on 3D Scan-to-Print Technology Restores Creative Outlet for Paraplegic Artist

Clayco Preempts Construction Issues with Laser Scanning

Dennis Harrington | Author | Hanley Wood Top Design-Builder Keeps Quality High on $770 Million Missouri Corporate Campus Expansion The Clayco Virtual Design and Construction team used laser scanning in several ways on the project, including scanning for the location of all foundation wall embeds for steel beam placement.   Challenge Centene® Corporation [...]

By | 2018-07-10T21:00:24+00:00 July 10th, 2018|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, As-built, BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X|Comments Off on Clayco Preempts Construction Issues with Laser Scanning

Creating a Competitive Edge with FARO Scanners

Wesley Grimes | President of Collision Engineering Associates, Inc Crash Reconstruction Firm Adopts FARO® Laser Scanners To Safely Capture Scenes While On Short Timelines The completed 3D scene, as shown here in SCENE software, can be viewed from any position. Challenge Like many crash reconstruction firms, Mesa, Arizona-based Collision Engineering Associates previously experienced [...]

By | 2018-07-09T18:34:29+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Focus 3D X, Forensics, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Forensics|Comments Off on Creating a Competitive Edge with FARO Scanners

Best Practices For Survey Control

Harnessing the Power of 3D Laser Scanning You know you can’t do a project well without survey control. But what’s less clear for architectural, engineering and construction professionals is how and why to link survey control with 3D laser scan data. 3D laser scanners use light and radar (LIDAR) to measure and record precise locations [...]

By | 2018-06-20T22:53:14+00:00 June 20th, 2018|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, As-built, BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X, Plant Design, Renovation, Surveying|Comments Off on Best Practices For Survey Control

FARO: bridging the real and digital worlds to build the truly smart factory

With so much talk of the “fourth industrial revolution”, are we losing sight of what an intelligent factory should do for the customer, the supplier and for society? FARO’s Denis Wohlfeld explains how smart factories should work, FARO’s unique role in achieving this, human-robot collaboration and ARENA2036. The industrialized world is struggling with low productivity, [...]

By | 2018-06-20T20:09:47+00:00 June 20th, 2018|3D Measurement, Aerospace, Automotive, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FARO: bridging the real and digital worlds to build the truly smart factory

[NEW SOFTWARE] Accelerate 2D & 3D Documentation of Building, Plant & Infrastructure As-Built Data

What if you could extract 2D plans, 3D models and BIM deliverables from captured as-built data quickly and cost-effectively for your Architecture, Engineering or Construction (AEC) project? Introducing FARO® As-BuiltTM Software – a platform for 2D/3D CAD and BIM design, offering: The most complete functionality The most effective workflows The most innovative technology The best-in-class profitability [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:22:26+00:00 May 29th, 2018|3D Documentation, AEC, As-built|Comments Off on [NEW SOFTWARE] Accelerate 2D & 3D Documentation of Building, Plant & Infrastructure As-Built Data

JOIN US AT SPAR 3D! Live Presentations on 3D Reality-Capture Solutions for your Building Lifecycle

The SPAR 3D Expo & Conference is your opportunity to dive deeper into the future of 3D technology -- from sensing to processing to visualization. You're going to not only learn what is changing and developing in the way you manage your AEC projects, but to also discover how you can leverage these developments to [...]

By | 2018-05-29T14:50:00+00:00 May 29th, 2018|3D Documentation|Comments Off on JOIN US AT SPAR 3D! Live Presentations on 3D Reality-Capture Solutions for your Building Lifecycle

Democratization of Laser Trackers – Not Just for Rocket Scientists Anymore

Invented in 1987 and commercially available since 1991, laser trackers have long been a mainstay of the aerospace industry. Automotive manufacturers have also adopted laser trackers for quality control (QC) and design. The fact is, any industry dealing with large-scale measurements—from small machine shops to medium-sized enterprises to major Tier 1 automotive and aerospace suppliers—all [...]

By | 2018-05-23T17:53:38+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|3D Measurement, Aerospace, Automotive, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control|Comments Off on Democratization of Laser Trackers – Not Just for Rocket Scientists Anymore

FARO® QuantumS Arm Helps Woodland Trade Company Win Jobs, Boeing Supplier of the Year, Part 2

Ryan E. Day | Contributing Editor / Content-Marketing Coordinator | Quality Digest Originally published in Quality Digest on 2/21/2018 FARO's Super 6DoF Solution Drives Return on Investment In part one of this article, we explored how Woodland Trade Company (WTC) leveraged high-accuracy portable CMMs to help land tight-tolerance aerospace contracts, and even earn Boeing’s Supplier [...]

By | 2018-06-18T19:21:36+00:00 May 15th, 2018|3D Measurement|Comments Off on FARO® QuantumS Arm Helps Woodland Trade Company Win Jobs, Boeing Supplier of the Year, Part 2

How to Use Optical 3D Imagers and Analysis Software for Automated Inspection

As the need for quality inspection increases and in some cases, requires 100% inspection, the inspection process can become a bottleneck in manufacturing. To increase efficiencies, manufacturers are moving toward automated inspection. What is Automated Analysis with an Optical 3D Imager? An optical 3D imager is a metrology-grade non-contact scanner which utilizes blue light technology [...]

By | 2018-05-23T18:02:13+00:00 May 11th, 2018|3D Imager, 3D Measurement, Aerospace, Automotive, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control|Comments Off on How to Use Optical 3D Imagers and Analysis Software for Automated Inspection