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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | July 21st, 2015|3D Measurement, Aerospace, Automotive, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Reverse Engineering|Comments Off on Inspection/Measurement – Will This Part Clean Up?

Customized Carbon Production for the Ferrari 458

Check out the video below to learn how Capristo Automotive develops the engine bay hood for the Ferrari 458 Spider, throughout the entire manufacturing process. https://youtu.be/iDvA609DFjg A critical part of the process is the FARO Edge ScanArm, used to scan the engine bay thus providing a 3D model for use during the design process [...]

By | June 23rd, 2015|3D Measurement, Automotive, Inspection, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Reverse Engineering|Comments Off on Customized Carbon Production for the Ferrari 458