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

Jay Leno on 3D scanning and 3D printing with the FARO Edge ScanArm HD and 3DSystem’s Geomagic

Jay Leno explains how he uses the 3D Scan to 3D Print process to make spare parts for his impressive car collection with the FARO Edge ScanArm HD and @3DSystem's Geomagic. Watch Video Here

By | December 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jay Leno on 3D scanning and 3D printing with the FARO Edge ScanArm HD and 3DSystem’s Geomagic

FARO Releases New FARO Edge ScanArm HD

FARO announced today the release of the all-new FARO® Laser Line Probe HD. The power of the new high-definition 3D scanner combined with the flexibility of the  FARO Edge measuring arm  creates the world’s most affordable, high performance contact/non-contact portable measurement system on the market – the FARO Edge ScanArm HD. […]

By | September 3rd, 2014|3D Measurement|0 Comments

Easy Steps to Standardize an H-Point Program

Working for FARO (specifically in the Detroit area), I noticed that several companies are interested in creating and running a program to successfully check H-points (or Hip Points) on seats. The location of the H-Point allows automotive designers to improve seating comfort predicting where the average occupant sits relative to the top of the car or getting in/out of the car. Most seats are checked with a standardized adjustable dummy (Oscar) designed to represent the most common occupants. […]

By | May 14th, 2014|3D Measurement|0 Comments

How to Efficiently Align Track Rolls

I’m often asked how to efficiently align rolls. The job is always the same. Step 1: Let’s begin with proper setup. When setting up the FARO® Laser Tracker Vantage, I always ask myself how will the environment effect my measurements relative to my tolerances? Is vibration an issue such as forklifts or running machinery nearby? […]

By | May 3rd, 2014|3D Measurement|0 Comments

The CAD Alignment Cheat Sheet

One of the most important steps when inspecting a part is ensuring that the part scan is properly aligned to the CAD drawing. Fortunately, you have many alignment techniques to choose from. Try using different techniques to see which is easiest and most accurate for your particular part. Before you begin, you will need to import the CAD file into FARO® CAM2® Measure 10. On the File tab, select Import/Export, then select CAD from the Import column. Select the desired file and click Open. […]

By | March 21st, 2014|3D Measurement|0 Comments

Precision Alignment Supports Cost Reduction and Profit Margin Expansion

One key to delivering a FARO precision solution is to first understand an operation’s critical components and the associated cost-contributing challenges. To best exemplify, I want to share excerpts and summaries communicated to me from a recipient of the FARO Laser Tracker solution for precision machinery alignment. Why Alignment is Important Proper alignment in a manufacturing facility greatly reduces maintenance costs. When bearings, motors, couplings, etc. are not properly aligned they […]

By | March 7th, 2014|3D Measurement|0 Comments