3D Measurement

Announcing Visual Inspect™ – Mobile Augmented Reality to Streamline Inspection & Design

FARO® is excited to announce the availability of the Visual Inspect™ product family – an innovative platform that enables large, complex 3D CAD data to be transferred to an iPad® and used for mobile visualization and comparison to real world conditions.

This facilities real-time, actionable manufacturing insight through earlier stage error detection in the production, construction […]

By |September 19th, 2017|3D Measurement, Automotive, New Product Release|Comments Off on Announcing Visual Inspect™ – Mobile Augmented Reality to Streamline Inspection & Design

The World’s Best Measurement Arm Just Got Better – Introducing FARO® QuantumS FaroArm®

FARO is excited to announce the release of QuantumS, the most accurate, reliable and rigorously tested FaroArm of all time.

Setting the new global standard, QuantumS is the first – and only – 3D Measurement Arm in the market to meet the most rigorous ISO 10360-12:2016 international measurement accuracy standard – setting new benchmarks for arm […]

By |September 11th, 2017|3D Measurement, New Product Release|Comments Off on The World’s Best Measurement Arm Just Got Better – Introducing FARO® QuantumS FaroArm®

Using Laser Trackers to Increase Revenue and Reduce Risk In the Industrial Sector

Iconic Shipyard Continues Modernization with 3D Measurement Technology
Although more than 140 years old, Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. has not stood still with respect to modernization. Colonna’s has made the capital investments necessary to improve efficiency and productivity – and those investments are paying off.

During the late 1990s, Steel America (SA), a division of Colonna’s, branched off […]

By |September 8th, 2017|3D Measurement, Manufacturing|Comments Off on Using Laser Trackers to Increase Revenue and Reduce Risk In the Industrial Sector

Meet the Super 6DoF TrackArm

The Ultimate 6-Degrees-of-Freedom Solution

When you work with organizations like BMW or NASA, quality cannot be left to chance.

Whether it is a car body or fuselage, working with large components introduces some unique measurement challenges. High accuracy is required on such large and detailed parts, as operators must negotiate between the sheer size of parts and […]

By |September 8th, 2017|3D Documentation, 3D Measurement|Comments Off on Meet the Super 6DoF TrackArm

Out with the Red, in with the Blue: Solving the Inspection, Data-Gathering Bottleneck

TS Tech Uses FAROBlu™ Laser ScanArm Technology from FARO® to Improve Quality and Throughput
For growth-minded organizations like TS Tech, global supplier of automobile seats and interiors, “The way we’ve always done it” is rarely good enough. As a tier-one supplier to major automotive OEMs, TS Tech always has an eye out for ways to improve […]

By |September 6th, 2017|3D Measurement|Comments Off on Out with the Red, in with the Blue: Solving the Inspection, Data-Gathering Bottleneck

Streamlining Workflow with Automated Inspection

Choosing Measurement Solutions that Match Needs Is Key
Although part inspection is only a portion of the total workflow in your manufacturing operation, reducing that percentage of the workload has the potential to deliver significant returns on investment (ROI), in particular, when automation is introduced into the inspection process.

The key to seeing ROI of company capital […]

By |September 6th, 2017|3D Imager, 3D Measurement, Inspection, Quality Control|Comments Off on Streamlining Workflow with Automated Inspection

Laser Projection for Streamlining Production and Assembly

Imagine assembling aircraft, laying up composites, painting large aircraft, ships, and railcars; or positioning machinery and robotics on the factory floor. These tasks could be simplified using one technology – Laser Projection.

Laser Projection can be used in a range of applications to simultaneously streamline production and improve quality. Originally Laser Projection was used in the […]

By |September 6th, 2017|3D Measurement, Inspection, Quality Control|Comments Off on Laser Projection for Streamlining Production and Assembly

Using 3D Scanning and Laser Tracker Technology for Large-Volume Measurements

Aluminum Tech Leader Wagstaff, Inc. Meets Big Challenges Head On
For manufacturers, big parts pose big challenges. How does one measure parts that are in excess of 15’ and also have complex geometry? Design and inspection are part and parcel of all manufacturing operations, but as product size increases and part geometry grows more complex, the […]

By |September 6th, 2017|3D Measurement, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control|Comments Off on Using 3D Scanning and Laser Tracker Technology for Large-Volume Measurements

Taming Turbine Internal Alignment Challenges

ACQUIP Uses Laser Tracker Technology to Provide Industry-Leading Alignment Solutions
You might say that what Henry Ford did for the automobile, GE, Siemens, and Mitsubishi have done for the gas and steam turbine industry. Naturally, the tools and technicians of both sectors have had to evolve right along with the challenges of new technology and the […]

By |September 6th, 2017|3D Measurement, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control|Comments Off on Taming Turbine Internal Alignment Challenges

3D Digitization with The Smithsonian Institution

Written by: Vincent Rossi Sr. 3D Program Officer, Digitization Program Office, Smithsonian Institution

For thousands of years and using a variety of tools, humans have been able to take point-to-point measurements to document, analyze, and understand their environment. It was not until recently that we’ve been able to collect thousands, millions and sometimes billions of measurement […]

By |July 10th, 2017|3D Documentation, 3D Measurement, Architecture, Construction, Focus 3D X, Heritage|Comments Off on 3D Digitization with The Smithsonian Institution