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

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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:26+00:00 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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:28+00:00 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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:29+00:00 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 | 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