Aug
16
2018

Introducing the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm® system and the Design ScanArm 2.5C

 

This month we introduced you to the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm® system that includes a complete rotational axis and is a natural extension to all FaroArm® products. Driving innovation further, our solution is transparent to the measurement software, enables more effective and faster scanning, requiring a minimum number of scans for a comprehensive scan. 

We were also very proud to announce the first arm-based solution to include high resolution, 3D colour scanning capability capturing in true-to-life richness and colour. The Design ScanArm 2.5C is also compatible with the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm® system. 

 Read more about FARO 8-Axis FaroArm®  

 Read more about Design ScanArm® 2.5C  

Aug
14
2018

Reverse engineering in the automotive sector

 

Stone Exhaust Systems design their own exhaust systems using reverse engineering. Our FARO EDGE 3D Scanner and the FARO Design ScanArm DSA2.0. allows them to capture the design of the original system and then create an exhaust system for the Mercedes AMG model. 

Aug
09
2018

FARO Laser Scanner helps build transparency!

NYPD has decided to use 3D technology to recreate crime scenes ensuring that none of the details are missed from the investigation. High tech devices like our Laser Scanner are the exact tools that are being used to capture the streets of New York. It reduces the risk of human errors and enables them to easily show a crime scene to other departments and the general public. Most importantly the FARO Laser Scanner assists in reaching NYPD’s goal of transparency. 

See the video from NBC here:

Aug
07
2018

Standing the test of time with special reinforcement by modern technology

When it comes to rebuilding historical sites, the traditional ways of rebuilding can have flaws, that is where modern 3D printing technology is able to offer a much better option.  

Dating back to 1761, The Great Pagoda was built in the Royal Palaces, enriching the London skyline for curious crowds of tourists. The dragons were removed before roof repairs could take place and were never replaced. Time has come, and the Historical Royal Palaces have decided to reinstate the dragons atop. 

Once designed, a dragon prototype was carved from wood then scanned into a 3D design environment with FARO® Design ScanArm, enabling to address HRP’s concerns regarding weight and facilitating the ability to scale up to various sizes. 

The Great Pagoda, located in Kew Gardens, London, carries 72 dragons reaching up to 1.8 meters in length. 

Aug
02
2018

Expert interview with Denis Wohlfeld

Denis Wohlfeld, a Senior Innovation Manager at FARO, leads FARO’s smart factory technology innovation and is the coordinator for ARENA2036 project “Digital Twin”. Smart factories have a mission to eliminate errors, increase repeatability and respond quickly and flexibly to real-time changes in demand. In the future, they will make decisions for themselves by learning every day how to make production more efficient.  

FARO creates the link between the real and the digital worlds. Creating a Digital Copy, a digital version of a part or a component, allows engineers to test and simulate new parameters and design variants that would be impossible in the physical world, to a high degree of precision.  

 

Jul
31
2018

FARO @ Tech Severn

The Tech Severn event brought together a crowd with an interest in technology to showcase how technology could improve the lives of residents within the Shropshire county. PSG, a company offering a wide range of design services, took it as an opportunity to showcase the FARO 3D Laser Scanner along with the support and assistance of a FARO representative, Jack Strongitharm, and his very impressive 360° virtual reality Walker. Learn how PSG benefits from using our versatile FARO Laser Scanners: 

Jul
24
2018

FARO @ CCR Summit 

This year’s annual International CCR Summit is inviting you for a 2-day programme to enjoy Summit Break-Out Sessions, Masterclasses, Workshops & Training sessions at the Conference Center Bovendonk. The topics covered by the event are Command & Control, Real-time Intelligence, Analytics & Big Data, Safe Cities, Community Policing and Critical Communications. 

When: 10-11 October 2018 

Where: Hoeven, Netherlands 

Jul
20
2018

FARO Is Nominated at the TCT Metrology Awards 2018!

 

We are happy to share that our Design ScanArm 2.0 has been nominated as one of the finalists in the TCT Metrology Awards 2018!

The TCT Magazine will be hosting an award ceremony that celebrates additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering industries with companies from all over the world. This year four new categories were introduced to showcase the industries in more depth.

Jul
17
2018

All types of bodywork repaired as new

After receiving a powerful impact, car manufacturers are hoping that a car can be restored to its former condition. Spanesi® is a company that provides a range of equipment and tools that are used to verify that the body and structural parts of the repaired vehicle are within the tolerance limits specified by the manufacturer.

The traditional calibration procedure used to comply with the criteria laid down by the standards was quite long and laborious which led to Spanesi® adopting an innovative solution using the FARO® QuantumS Arm. This shortened the time required for calibration from 4 hours to just 30 minutes, expanded the calibrated geometric space and provided effortless use combined with CAM2 software.

To learn more about how FARO laser improved the calibration time read the full article:

Jun
28
2018

INSPECTION for the SMART FACTORY

Incorporating Scanning Technology and Robotics

As factories get “smarter”, measurement is playing an even more essential role in speeding up operations without losing the accuracy and rigour that many final products are required to exhibit.

A major focus for factory measurement or metrology is to move from the status quo of machining parts in batches and relying on “tailgate measurement” verification on a co-ordinate measurement machine (CMM), towards a system where the measurement is fully embedded in the manufacturing process. Every part is measured in-process, in real-time and companies achieve 100% verification of parts rather than a sample rate.

Future smart factories will aim for speed, accuracy, operational flexibility, and the reduction of waste to near-zero carbon operations. “Right first time every time” fabrication of bespoke products in volume is the objective. To achieve this, factories need embedded or in-line metrology.



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