Automotive

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.

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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

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.

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 providing an […]

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

Corvette Racing Uses 3D Measurement to Maximize Manufacturing Efficiencies in Preparation for 24 Hours of Le Mans Race

FARO congratulates Pratt & Miller Engineering and Corvette Racing on their in class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race, the world’s oldest active endurance sports car race that took place on June 13th -14th in Le Mans, France. […]

By |June 19th, 2015|3D Measurement|Comments Off on Corvette Racing Uses 3D Measurement to Maximize Manufacturing Efficiencies in Preparation for 24 Hours of Le Mans Race

How Metrology Software Facilitates Reverse Engineering

The process of reverse engineering was at one time an arduous task for product development; however, thanks to 3D measurement technology by FARO, the process is becoming more efficient and cost-effective than ever before. A 55-minute webinar, “Using Metrology Software to Capture Data for Reverse Engineering,” addresses the growing influence in the technology field, uses […]

By |May 14th, 2015|3D Measurement|Comments Off on How Metrology Software Facilitates Reverse Engineering

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.

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

Reverse Engineering Violins

So what do you do when you have about 20 violins from the 1730’s show up in town? Attempt to find out why these particular instruments sound so much better than others of course. Over the years and currently, many are still trying to find that answer as to why some sound so much better than others when the apparent construction is virtually the same.

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By |June 21st, 2014|3D Measurement|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|Comments

Measuring with Accuracy While Documenting the Project

Is it possible to utilize extreme data capture while maintaining the accuracy of laser trackers? The first question before addressing the first one is, ‘why would you want to do this’?

Let’s look at laser trackers. You may already know the importance of these great tools. Critical dimensions of important features require extreme accuracy. Dimensions such as concentricity, parallelism, and true position are a few of the GD&T functions that require tight tolerances and can be difficult, as well as time consuming, to measure manually. These may be some of the most complicated aspects.

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By |April 14th, 2014|3D Measurement|Comments

Finding The Temperature Driven Center Point Drift of A Spherical Probe

For this theoretical experiment, I find the deviation of the center point of a spherical probe by adding conductive heat through hand contact. If you want to perform this test, you will require an infrared thermometer to monitor temperature changes, a stopwatch to track time, and a FaroArm with available standard ball probes.

First, let’s review the set up for the experiment. At stability, which is achieved once the FaroArm/ probe reach the stable operating temperature, you want to perform a probe qualification and ensure that it is within spec. After wards, one must perform a DRO to a measured plane while system is still stable (before you add conductive heat). Moving the probe around the measured plane should yield a deviation no greater than your qualification accuracy. If this is the case, then you have a valid plane/qualification.

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By |March 25th, 2014|3D Measurement|Comments