Work has begun at the Jersey Museum in St Helier, Jersey to separate 70,000 Celtic coins which were discovered in 2012 by two metal detectorists Richard Miles and Reg Mead.
Valued at between £7million and £14million, the hoard is the world’s largest Celtic coin discovery. Thought to have been buried by a tribe fleeing from Julius Caesar’s army around 50BC, the collection of coins is now being worked on in public view at the Jersey Museum. For the past two years the heritage team have been carefully documenting the coin hoard in preparation for seperating the coins bit-by-bit.
But where does FARO come in?
Archaeologists have been using a FARO Edge ScanArm to scan the coins, in order to create 3D imagery and identify patterns in the coins from thousands of years ago! This means that the surface of the coin collection can be scanned before and during work for documentation purposes.
Due to the importance of this work, the Archaeologists at Jersey Museum must carefully pull the hoard apart one coin at a time. This makes the task extremely difficult and the FARO ScanArm will prove essential in aiding Jersey Heritage in the documentation of the 2,000 or so year old find.
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FARO UK is happy to announce that we will be exhibiting at TCT Live, Birmingham from 30th September – 2nd October 2014!
TCT Live 2014 will give you the chance to see FARO’s cutting-edge metrology products, including the all-new FARO Edge ScanArm HD, the world’s most affordable, high performance contact /non-contact portable measurement system on the market and the revolutionary high speed FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D for detailed 3D modeling and image documentation.
TCT Live is an essential event for all involved in the concept, design, specification and manufacturing process , and offers a great opportunity to learn all about the latest and greatest in Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and other cutting edge product development software and technology.
Date: 30th September – 2nd October 2014
Location: NEC Birmingham
Come along to see FARO’s brand new Laser Line Probe HD, and many more exciting products!
Visit the official exhibition website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
No, Marvin Gaye never sang about manufacturing. If there is but one takeaway from the R&B legend’s soulful catalog, it is this: let’s get it on (machine). For too long, many of you have brought heavy part after heavy part to your fixed CMM for inspection, ignoring that a simpler, more accurate and less taxing solution exists. You should be inspecting and measuring in-process or finished parts on (or near, I suppose) the machine tool. Here’s why.
1) Environmental Flexibility: Still paying (and working) to maintain a climate-controlled inspection room to house your fixed CMM? Well, stop it. Portable CMMs adapt to the typical factory floor environment. Plus, you’ll reduce machine interruptions during the machining process because the part won’t have to travel to another location for inspection.
2) On-the-spot Analysis: With a portable CMM, users can accurately verify their processes and setups with just a few button clicks. Proper tool and part alignments can be validated before machining critical features. Features can be analyzed after each step of machining. So, problems can be diagnosed quicker, leading to reduced inspection times.
3) Tool Wear Detection: Using a portable CMM can detect if a part is out of spec, true-enough. But, the data collected can help detect if the tool itself is degrading.
4) Time Savings: Tired of walking heavy parts to and from the inspection area? Had enough of lost time due to rework because you didn’t catch part deformities on time? Can’t stand waiting for your machine tool get going after you, again, had to shut it down to go inspect a part? Just asking.
5) Cost Savings: The proverbial “all of the above” answer here. Lost time due to machine outage, out-of-spec parts, tool wear and travel time cost money? Want to save money, effort and potentially days of downtime? Get yourself a portable CMM and start measuring on-machine.
Last July, Nicolas Chaise, Account Manager for the FaroArm product line, proudly received the coveted prize for the FARO Edge by MESURES in Paris. The state-of-the-art FARO measuring arm was awarded with a Special Mention at the 17th Technology Awards and prevailed in the product category “Mechanical Measurements”.
MESURES is a French reference magazine for industrial measurement. Each year it organises its own technological awards. It’s an opportunity for the editorial team to review all products which were presented to the journalists or which they discovered in the past year and award the most innovative measurement devices, solutions for instrumentation and industry automation in ten categories. Ten prize winners and eight special mentions have been distinguished.
The Edge stood out thanks to its unique built-in touchscreen and on-board operating system which provide stand-alone basic measurement capability. Other features like its robustness and multiple connexion options also convinced the jury of experts.