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

Customer Success Story: Using FARO CAM2 Measure 10 QuickTools

I was recently with a customer that had a great use of the QuickTool function in FARO CAM2 Measure 10® Software. We think of this function as a means to automate a repeat inspection for a user that has not had extensive FARO training. Although this is true, there are other uses for this function that may be overlooked. This is a great tool to intricately describe and show the user how to probe and measure particular features of a repeat part inspection however, it can also be used to quickly show a novice user how to inspect a part if your parts are similar in shape. […]

By | March 4th, 2014|3D Measurement|0 Comments

An Enhanced Level of Support For The FARO Customer

The FARO Sales Engineer was first introduced by FARO in January 2012 and joined the Application Engineers and Account Managers as an enhanced level of field support for FARO clients. The Sales Engineer works closely in the field with clients to solve support and application needs and is typically assigned to a particular region or product. While they work closely with Regional and Account Managers to understand the needs of their specific geographic area or product, they are also self-directed in completing their tasks as efficiently as possible with high results. […]

By | February 28th, 2014|3D Documentation, 3D Measurement|0 Comments

Manufacturing and Production Benefits From An Incoming Inspection Plan

We live in a world of instant gratification and all the technology around us is designed to make our lives more efficient, allowing us to hopefully work smarter rather than harder. So why should your business be any different? More specifically, the manufacturing and production arenas are my focus for this discussion. With the increasing popularity and necessity of having to meet standards for ISO, 5s and Six Sigma, your inspection plan or lack of one should be a focus. […]

By | February 26th, 2014|3D Measurement|0 Comments

Laser Scanning in a 3D Manufacturing World

Our industrial way of life has revolved around giant centralized factories for more than a century now. Huge machines have been churning out mass-produced items on assembly lines since the second industrial revolution and it has become a part of the industrial standard. But what if we could skip this entire process in our own homes or businesses, saving costs, and becoming more efficient with the same or even better quality as it has been done in the most advanced state-of-the-art factories on earth? We are at the very verge of a digital manufacturing revolution that will change how everything is done and conceived. This has been going on since the late 90’s and it has continued to grow to the point where the technology now allows us to be our own manufacturer. At FARO we are proud to be part of this exciting revolution! […]

By | February 20th, 2014|3D Measurement|0 Comments