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

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

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

Laser Projection Technology: How to Reduce Non-Conformances, Streamline Production, and Eliminate Templates and Hard Tooling

Global 3D Measurement Leader, FARO® is Helping its Customers Project Assembly Success with its FARO TracerM Laser Projector. Composites in Manufacturing Reports. In industries such as the aerospace, automotive, and heavy equipment manufacturing sectors, the accurate positioning, alignment and assembly of large, cumbersome components is a regular and often problematic requirement. A common misconception is [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:20+00:00 October 12th, 2017|3D Measurement, Inspection, Manufacturing|Comments Off on Laser Projection Technology: How to Reduce Non-Conformances, Streamline Production, and Eliminate Templates and Hard Tooling

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, [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:27+00:00 September 8th, 2017|3D Measurement, Manufacturing|Comments Off on Using Laser Trackers to Increase Revenue and Reduce Risk In the Industrial Sector

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, [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:29+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:29+00:00 September 6th, 2017|3D Measurement, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control|Comments Off on Taming Turbine Internal Alignment Challenges

Introducing the New FARO Cobalt 3D Imager

Smart 3D imager arrays – A new class of automated metrology sensor provides sophisticated in-process measurement, minimizing integration and infrastructure costs FARO Technologies, Inc. announces highly-adaptable 3D imager arrays that promise to drive automated industrial manufacturing metrology processes to the next level.  The FARO Cobalt 3D Imager is equipped with dedicated on-board processors – an [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:38+00:00 January 14th, 2016|3D Documentation, 3D Imager, 3D Measurement, 3D Software, CAM2, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Reverse Engineering|Comments Off on Introducing the New FARO Cobalt 3D Imager

Inspection/Measurement – Will This Part Clean Up?

By Trevor Murcko Manufacturers who supply or receive pre-machined manufactured components, including molds, often ask, “Will this part clean up?” Oftentimes, this question of part clean-up can make or break an order, a job or a delivery schedule, and although the respondent can vary from a supplier to the downstream customer or both, the question [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:41+00:00 July 21st, 2015|3D Measurement, Aerospace, Automotive, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Reverse Engineering|Comments Off on Inspection/Measurement – Will This Part Clean Up?