Oct
20
2014

FARO @ the Large Volume Metrology Conference & Exhibition 2014

FARO UK invites you to the Large Volume Metrology Conference & Exhibition (LVMC), the only European event solely dedicated to portable and large volume 3D measurement technology.

We will be presenting our cutting-edge metrology products: the FARO Edge ScanArm HD, with a built-in touchscreen computer and new Laser Line Probe HD; the FARO Gage with the barcode scanner, the revolutionary FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D, as well as our latest and most accurate FARO Laser Tracker Vantage for large volume measurements.

The LVMC offers you the unique opportunity to see presentations from industry experts, view the latest equipment from the world’s leading suppliers, network and share ideas, talk to suppliers and increase your awareness of the European and worldwide industries.

Date: 19th November – 20th November 2014.
Location: Mercure Manchester Piccadilly

Visit the official exhibition website to register your visit!

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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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Jan
11
2014

FARO ‘casts’ a spell on Hadleigh quality

FARO ‘casts’ a spell on Hadleigh qualitySince 45 years, Hadleigh Castings has established a reputation as one of the UK’s leading aluminium foundries. The company’s extensive range of aluminium casting technologies and services includes CAD CAM, Pattern Making, Boxless Sand Moulding, Precision Sand Casting, Gravity Die-Casting CNC Machining, Final Finishing and Product Assembly.

Robin Mills, Hadleigh Castings Business Standards Manager explained. “Having looked at several alternative systems that could further improve our quality function and help to increase the flow of our inspection work, we decided to purchase an Edge ScanArm system. Compared to the other available systems, the ScanArm proved to be the ideal tool for product development, inspection and quality control functions.

“Adopting non-contact measurement techniques has considerably speeded-up our 1st article measuring process and significantly reduced our new products’ time to market. An example of the considerable time advantages that we have gained through the use of our FARO ScanArm is the regular detailed inspection that we undertake on a very complex casting. Previously, the painstaking, very precise inspection routine took us over 30 hours to complete. Now, with the use of our FARO Edge ScanArm, we are able to accomplish the complex task with improved levels of accuracy in less than 4 hours” pointed out the Hadleigh Castings Business Standards Manager.

The speed of operation of our new FARO ScanArm has enabled us to significantly speed-up our inspection processes“Given our ever shorter project lead-times, the ScanArm will be utilised to fast track, confirmation of the dimensional alignment of new or modified sample parts against the customer supplied 3D models. Also, as Faro’s software uses graduated colour graphics to indicate the tolerance condition of components’ features, in addition to tabulated reports, we are now also able to supply customised reports containing detailed graphical information ” emphasized Robin Mills.

Robin Mills concludes. “In addition to improving our accuracy capability, the speed of operation of our new FARO ScanArm has enabled us to significantly speed-up our inspection processes. The man hours saved by the use of the FARO Edge ScanArm will ensure that our return on investment time will be even faster than first estimated.”

Read about the ScanArm applications for foundry

About Hadleigh Castings
Hadleigh Castings was founded in 1968 to provide a full aluminium casting and manufacturing service.

Over the years continued investment in technology and training has created a modern, high quality production facility capable of producing precision sand casting and gravity die casting to very close tolerances.

As a leading sand and die foundry we are Professionals in producing quality castings of exacting standards. and consistently produce quality aluminium products for major manufacturers, especially in the UK and European markets, and also for other regions in the world.

Oct
30
2013

Webinar – Make inspection work for you with Geomagic® Control™ and the FaroArm

Webinar – Make inspection work for you with Geomagic® Control™ and the FaroArmDuring this webinar – November 21st – we will explain how you can use the FaroArm’s touch enabled probe and laser line probe to improve your inspection process using Geomagic Control’s intuitive inspection platform.

The goal of this webinar is for you to discover how to eliminate workarounds during the inspection process without missing any detail.

With Geomagic Control and the FaroArm, you can create and run purpose-built inspection processes that do exactly what you need.

The presenter of this webinar is Marco Albrecht, Geomagic Solutions Technical Evangelist.

Agenda:
- Live demonstration via a step by step inspection process showing how FARO works inside Control
- Introduction of the Auto Batch Process
- Q&A

Date: Thursday, 21st November 2013

Time:
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT (New York)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+1 (London-Dublin)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+2 (Berlin-Paris-Rom)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+3 (Istanbul)

You can registere here for this webinar, free of charge.

Sep
19
2013

How to customise an engine bay hood for the Ferrari 458 Spider?

Capristo, specialist in exhaust systems, demonstrates how to customise carbon production for automotive parts.

In this video Capristo and FARO experts show the entire manufacturing process of an engine bay hood for the Ferrari 458 Spider.

It starts with creating a 3D picture using a 3D laser scanner which forms the basis for the development of the prototype. The scanned data are then prepared, cleaned and exported in such a way that these can be further processed using CAD-Software. Have a look what happens next…

Aug
30
2013

Measurement at Mercedes-Benz

Have a look and see how Mercedes-Benz uses the FARO ScanArm to design and produce its M-Class.

Jul
26
2013

Jaguar gains speed and precision

Faro's 3D measurement systems permit high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of partsJaguar Land Rover (JLR) is the UK’s largest automotive design, engineering and manufacturing employer and operates from 5 sites in the Midlands and the North of England.

To help satisfy the rapidly growing global demand for its cars, JLR plans to deliver 40 significant product actions over the next five years.

“In addition to using portable measurement systems for the validation of BIW structures, it is also used for measuring panels in both pre-production and production runs. The outstanding levels of accuracy and repeatability that we are able to achieve through our use of FaroArm Platinum and the Laser Line Probe, ensures that we can detect micron deviations from our CAD models, BIW Supervisor, Martyn Smith explains.”

More details on how Jaguar gains speed with portable measuring systems

Jul
15
2013

What to do when CAD-files are non-existent or lost?

Find out in this one-minute video how to reverse engineer a piece with the FARO Edge ScanArm. After quickly scanning a part with the integrated laser scanner arm, surface models are created that can be used for surface reconstruction or reproduction of a component.

Reverse engineering of components permits the generation of CAD files of parts whose plans are either non-existent or were lost. It is also used to update or create documentation of the existing, as-built situation. Users can quickly scan a room or object and create surface models that can then be used for surface reconstruction.

Jun
27
2013

Unwrap a real mummy – Museum visitors explore historic artifacts

Unwrap a real mummy – Museum visitors explore historic artifactsInteractive Institute Swedish ICT is part of the group of Swedish visualization researchers that has teamed up with The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities – Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, FARO and Autodesk in a state-of-the-art mummy visualization project.

As part of the development of a new permanent Egyptian exhibition, Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm is making their collection of mummies available in digital form for the first time.

Read the full article at www.tii.se

Also check out this Autodesk video



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