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

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

FARO® QuantumS Arm Helps Woodland Trade Company Win Jobs, Boeing Supplier of the Year, Part 1

Ryan E. Day | Contributing Editor / Content-Marketing Coordinator | Quality Digest Originally published in Quality Digest on 2/21/2018 FARO’s high-accuracy, 6 axis QuantumS Arm High-Accuracy Portable CMM Helps Land Tight-Tolerance Aerospace Contracts Manufacturing activities have strong ties to economic prosperity. Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index states, “Nations and companies are striving [...]

By | 2018-05-15T13:33:23+00:00 May 4th, 2018|3D Measurement|Comments Off on FARO® QuantumS Arm Helps Woodland Trade Company Win Jobs, Boeing Supplier of the Year, Part 1

CAM2® 2018 3D Measurement Software Platform – First & Only Measurement Software Optimized for FARO Products

FARO® CAM2® 2018 provides a seamless and manageable measurement experience for all users, without the need for extensive training or expertise. The FARO® CAM2 2018 software platform has been specifically designed to enable users to realize the highest value and level of performance with all FARO metrology products across the automotive, aerospace, machine [...]

By | 2018-04-11T13:01:50+00:00 April 11th, 2018|3D Measurement, 3D Software, Aerospace, Automotive, CAM2, Inspection, Manufacturing, New Product Release, Quality Control|Comments Off on CAM2® 2018 3D Measurement Software Platform – First & Only Measurement Software Optimized for FARO Products

[UPCOMING WEBINAR] How to Streamline Assembly & Increase Production with 3D Laser Projection

Are you wasting time and money on large, heavy and expensive physical templates and hard tooling? What if you could move beyond templates and obsolete tools and improve both your production rate AND bottom-line? You can! Join us for our latest FAROLive! webinar showing you the most competitive manufacturers in the world are using 3D [...]

By | 2018-04-04T19:51:47+00:00 April 4th, 2018|3D Measurement|Comments Off on [UPCOMING WEBINAR] How to Streamline Assembly & Increase Production with 3D Laser Projection

Conquering the 100% In-Line Inspection Challenge

A robot-mounted Cobalt performing 100% automated inspection on an emissions assembly. The assembly is 6 feet in length and has 50-60 variations. Total inspection time is less than 65 seconds. A Robot-Mounted FARO® Cobalt Array Imager Helps VRSI and Dynacraft Get It Done Headquartered in Algona, Washington, Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:04+00:00 February 12th, 2018|3D Measurement|Comments Off on Conquering the 100% In-Line Inspection Challenge

From Startup to Success Part 2: Datum Metrology Prospers with BuildIT Metrology Software

Simplified Workflows and Improved Features Are Key to Managing Growth In this two-part series, we examine the successes achieved by Datum Metrology by choosing BuildIT Software to use with FARO® Vantage Laser Trackers for metrology services such as jig building and bond tooling. This installment will focus on the software use case. Learn more about [...]

By | 2018-02-22T15:57:30+00:00 February 8th, 2018|3D Measurement|Comments Off on From Startup to Success Part 2: Datum Metrology Prospers with BuildIT Metrology Software

From Startup to Success Part 1: Datum Metrology Prospers with FARO® Vantage Laser Trackers

Simplified Workflows and Improved Features Are Key to Managing Growth In this two-part series, we examine the successes achieved by Datum Metrology by choosing FARO® Vantage Laser Trackers, paired with BuildIT Software for metrology services such as jig building and bond tooling. This installment, Part 1, focuses on the hardware use case. Datum Metrology LLC [...]

By | 2018-02-22T13:48:14+00:00 February 8th, 2018|3D Measurement|Comments Off on From Startup to Success Part 1: Datum Metrology Prospers with FARO® Vantage Laser Trackers