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 […]
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. […]
Additive manufacturing has increasingly become a topic of interest in the manufacturing sector and for good reason. Implementing 3D scanning and 3D printing provides several alternative solutions that cannot be as easily accomplished using conventional methods. The full 3D scan to 3D print workflow and the benefits of incorporating 3D technology were further explored during the “3D Manufacturing Technologies Seminar” hosted by Modern Tech in Orlando, FL on Thursday, February 12. […]
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.
In the today’s world, individuals have more access and available opportunity to high-powered weapons. Military personnel, dignitaries, politicians, power brokers and celebrities are all susceptible to potential damage inflicted. Ground, naval, and air flight modes of transport are all potential targets. As such, the need to more heavily armor existing passenger vehicles (both commercial and military) has greatly increased. In a similar vein, recent availability of advanced materials encourage the opportunity to replace legacy armored plates with lighter weight, stronger replacement armor.
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. […]
FARO Technologies announced the release of FARO® CAM2® Measure 10.3, its newest software for the FaroArm®, FARO® ScanArm and FARO® Laser Tracker.CAM2 Measure 10.3 offers a complete contact and non-contact metrology solution. The new capabilities and enhanced functionality provide customers the value of having a single partner, with an integrated software and hardware solution, that is supported by a worldwide service network.
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.
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.
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.