Leveraging Augmented Reality to Streamline Your Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturers today are on the dawn of the fourth Industrial Revolution. It’s an exciting time with the potential for rapid growth and new opportunities. However, it may be difficult to seize these opportunities with your current processes. In other words, if you need technical information but can’t find it amidst the paperwork covering your desk, [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|3D Measurement, New Product Release, Quality Control|Comments Off on Leveraging Augmented Reality to Streamline Your Manufacturing Processes

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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