Airbus Final Assembly Line for A350 now in use

Airbus Final Assembly Line for A350 now in useThe French Prime Minister officially inaugurated the 74,000 square-metre Final Assembly Line (FAL) of the Airbus A350 XWB beginning of Oct. “At full production, the FAL will employ some 1,500 people who will build up to ten aircrafts a month as from 2018”.

The A350 XWB is slowly coming to life, with the first two aircrafts (the static aircraft and the first flyable aircraft, MSN1) at different stages of final assembly. The static aircraft has nearly completed assembly, with a full fuselage, two wings and the vertical tail plane joined – as you can see in below user video produced by Airbus.

If you’re lucky enough to visit the new assembly line, you will possibly see FARO’s Laser Trackers in action. FARO is a key supplier of laser trackers and measurement accessories for the Airbus A350 project, which are now installed in every European Airbus manufacturing facility.


Safety at high altitude: 3D measurements in the aerospace industry

Safety at high altitude: 3D measurements in the aerospace industryMecat 5 is a small but dynamic company in the heart of Piedmont which offers cutting-edge quality and technological contents in the special machine production sector.

Recently Mecat 5 manufactured special equipment for REV Aviation SpA – located in Chivasso, Torino – which Alenia uses for the construction of engine nacelles for the new Boeing 777 and 767 aircrafts.

“In addition to the production of parts, REV Aviation requires the respective dimension testing and inspection. Our need to use an adequate device derives from our client’s specific request.”, “said Isidoro Mirabella, owner of Mecat 5.

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Sigma3D counts on the new FARO Laser Tracker Vantage

FARO Laser Tracker Vantage
Sigma3D relies on FARO products – such as the LaserScanArm V3 and Laser Tracker – for mobile 3D measuring techniques.

To continue operating the most advanced devices, Sigma3D recently bought 5 FARO Laser Trackers Vantage.

The Vantage will especially be deployed to provide the highest quality insurance in industries such as, automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, and power generation.

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Aerospace infographic for the Laser Tracker Vantage

Infographic Aviation - FARO Laser Tracker Vantage application

Check out this infographic featuring the new Laser Tracker Vantage!

It shows the applications widely used in the Aerospace industry: part inspection, assembly, robot calibration and machine fixture.

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Webinar: SpatialAnalyzer, a software for every application and every instrument, 8th March

FARO webinar - SpatialAnalyzer

FARO webinar - SpatialAnalyzer

On March 8th you will have the chance to see the latest in SpatialAnalyzer’s metrology solutions for every application. It offers the simple tools for the everyday jobs and in depth suite of capabilities you need to tackle the tough jobs. It interfaces to every FARO instrument simultaneously and makes it easy to get the results you need quickly. The depth of the SA architecture and graphics provides the traceability needed to validate the results under the most rigorous tests.

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Application Case | Brinksway Tool save time and money using FARO Gage

Brinksway have employed the Gage Plus for 2 years to inspect Aircraft tooling, jigs and fixtures for major manufacturing companies around the world.

The company belonging to the Hyde Group offer a full ‘turnkey’ service utilizing the state of the art equipment they have invested in. Using the FARO Gage they were able to reduce downtime due to on-machine inspection.

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FARO UK presents solutions for quality control improvements at Aero Engineering, Birmingham

FARO will show their measurement solutions at this years Aero Engineering. Visitors can see live demonstrations of FARO’s 3D measurement devices at stand 507 from 29th to 30th September at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Brookhouse purchase FARO Gage to complement their existing suite of FARO hardware

Faro Technologies UK Ltd, the world’s leading provider of portable 3D measurement and imaging solutions, announces that Brookhouse Group have purchased a FARO Gage to complement their existing suite of FARO measuring equipment.

Managing Director Paul Atherton commented, “The ability to give confidence to our customers that we have the latest measuring capability in place to prove conformance is paramount. The FARO Gage provides us measuring capability that is highly flexible and provides operator interaction whilst delivering speedy results in defined customer formats.”

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Laser Trackers in Aerospace Tooling

Laser trackers give aircraft builders the ability to manage the entire manufacturing process – from design to final dimensional checking.

Due to its enormous range, precision, and speed the laser tracker enables users to be more cost competitive by shifting the whole process of design and development into the virtual realm.

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Airbus Selects FARO as a Key Supplier of Laser Trackers

Airbus Selects FARO as a Key Supplier of Laser TrackersAirbus to Acquire 62 FARO Laser Tracker IONs for the Airbus A350 Project

FARO, the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, and Airbus, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, announced today that they have signed a five-year agreement for FARO to be a key supplier of laser trackers and measurement accessories for the new Airbus A350 project assembly line. This agreement includes 62 FARO Laser Tracker ION™ units and also covers Airbus’ key system providers for fixtures and production systems.

Airbus has been a long-standing FARO customer and this agreement complements the 33 units in operation since 2002, which includes the assembly of the A380’s main body section (fuselage) in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. [Read more …]


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