Manufacturing

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 industry […]

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

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

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

Next Generation 3D Laser Scanning

How Blue Lasers, Rapid Capture Rates, and Advanced Optical Performance is Revolutionizing 3D Measurement
The easiest, fastest, and most affordable way to measure parts and products is with a lightweight Portable Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) that offers both contact and non-contact measurement. […]

By |March 5th, 2015|3D Measurement|Comments

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

“Technology Divison” Application Spotlight

Cleveland, Ohio is filled with industries of all types but the Forging industry is one of the larger and most applicable for use with FARO products. Over the past 6 months, I have had the opportunity to build a relationship with one of the bigger Forging manufacturers in my territory who have recently added unique processes utilizing the FARO® Laser ScanArm® and Arm technologies.

One of the aspects commonly seen in the Forging industry is the need for tooling in order to manufacture required products. The most common manufacturing practice is to set up a machining center near where products are being manufactured so tooling can be easily modified, reworked, or created new.

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By |April 17th, 2014|3D Measurement|Comments

When to Apply Least Material Condition vs. Maximum Material Condition

I often get the question, “When should Least Material Condition (LMC) be applied to a hole opposed to Maximium Material Condition (MMC)?” The answer is surprisingly simple! The question the designer should ask is, “What is the function of the hole, and if the hole is too large will it degrade the structural integrity of the part?” […]

By |March 28th, 2014|3D Measurement|Comment

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

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|Comments