Apr
14
2015

Augmented Reality: a complete solution for the industrial field

The Control Fair will once again take place at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, May 5-8.

Join us at FARO’s booth (Hall 3, Booth 3404) where we’ll demonstrate a workstation that contains a FARO Edge measuring arm that has been enriched with Augmented Reality software, Metaio Engineer.

The FARO and Metaio systems are perfectly suited for each other, especially in the context of quality control applications in the industrial field.

Different industries, including the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors, can benefit from Augmented Reality. The technology enriches a user’s view of a real assembly part with superimposed 3D computer-aided design (CAD) models to make all the following possible on a see-through device (e.g., tablet PC, head-mounted display, etc.): quick visual comparisons, assembly checks, identify errors, and detect deviations.

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The new release of Metaio Engineer provides built-in support for FARO measuring arms. All the necessary features are factory-set and ready to use, from calibration to other functions that support your daily tasks.

These are the basic steps to set up an Augmented Reality system based on the FARO Edge measuring arm:

  1. Mount the industry camera with available adapters onto the grip of the measuring arm. 2. Calibrate the camera and spatial relation between the camera and the measuring arm. 3. Determine the position of the arm in relation to the subject being analyzed 4. Visualize a superimposed CAD model onto an existing model, part or product. 5. Compare planned vs. actual state measurements.

Do you want to learn more?

Visit our booth (Hall 3, booth 3404) during the Control Fair and check out our live demonstration.

Reserve your free entrance ticket for the fair here!

Jul
14
2014

Augmented Reality: User Interface of the Future

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What is augmented reality? And why is it such an interesting area for the manufacturing industry?

AR is quite literally enhanced reality, where personal perception of reality is overlaid onto a computer generated virtual reality. It supplements a user’s perception by offering digital information that directly relates to their real perception and allows real-time interaction.

Currently Bertrandt have fully implemented the FaroArm with Metalo Engineer software in order to maximize quality assurance, allowing for real-time interaction with products. Using the FaroArm for augmented reality is merely one example of how flexible the FaroArm is, making it the ideal solution for all your inspection requirements.

Download FARO Cosmos today for the full Augmented Reality article and more!

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Mar
04
2013

High-precision Augmented Reality – metaio Engineer complements FARO measuring arms

Augmented Reality means to enrich and enhance the user’s view of the real world with additional digital information, e.g. a virtual 3D-model that originates from CAD.

This content is made visible on a monitor, a tablet PC, within the user’s field of view using a head-mounted display or projected onto the respective area. Virtual and actual realities merge in the most natural manner that is possible.

metaio Engineer is software that brings Augmented Reality to the industrial field. And it is a perfect complement to an existing measuring arm. The best of both worlds is combined: a quick and direct visualization with the precision of a measuring arm.

With the new release of metaio Engineer 5.0, an interface to support FARO measuring arms is already built-in. All necessary features are integrated by default, from calibration to functions that support your daily tasks.

Previously, in case of quality control every relevant point had to be measured to discover deviations between the CAD model and the related assembly part. metaio Engineer and Augmented Reality accelerate this process by identifying errors and selectively measuring deviations.

These are the basic steps to set up an Augmented Reality system based on e.g the FARO Edge:

1. Mount an industry camera with available adapters onto the grip of the measuring arm
2. Calibrate camera and spatial relation between camera and measuring arm
3. Determine position of the arm in relation to the subject of analysis
4. Visualize a CAD model onto the existing model, part or product
5. Compare planned vs. actual state, measurements and more features

Mar
18
2011

Using enhanced reality to bring our cultural heritage to life

 

Using enhanced reality to bring our cultural heritage to life

Using enhanced reality to bring our cultural heritage to life

The use of enhanced reality has rapidly become part of everyday life. This new technology, which enables the superimposition of virtual elements onto reality, is rapidly gaining in popularity. In the cultural heritage sector and museums, it opens up new options for presenting sites and works of art. It is thus possible to display missing or lost elements, to provide complementary information, and to reconstruct historical scenes and décor in a manner that is at once spectacular, playful and educational. ART GRAPHIQUE ET PATRIMOINE (AGP) uses FARO for exceptional presentations. One example is the enhanced reality replication of the study of Charles V, at the Château de Vincennes, as it was in the 14th century.

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