Take a look at the new FARO Edge ScanArm HD in action – the world’s most affordable, high performance contact & non-contact portable measurement system on the market!
For more information visit: http://www.faro.com/products/metrology/faro-scanarm/overview
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.
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Since 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.
“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.”
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.
During 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.
– Live demonstration via a step by step inspection process showing how FARO works inside Control
– Introduction of the Auto Batch Process
Date: Thursday, 21st November 2013
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.
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…
Have a look and see how Mercedes-Benz uses the FARO ScanArm to design and produce its M-Class.
Jaguar 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.”
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.
Interactive 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
Meet the FARO team at booth 3404 in hall 3 for a coffee and entertainment. Get your picture taken on the FARO Chopper that was flown in from the States especially for the Control fair. Explore the new and improved TrackArm, that unites the long range Laser Tracker with the flexibility of the FaroArm into a long-reach, six-degree-of-freedom probe. Also discover the brand new CAM2 SmartInspect software for non-CAD measurements and the renewed CAM2 Measure 10 software.
Visitors to the CONTROL trade fair (from 14 to 17 May, 2013, Stuttgart Trade Fair) can find out all about the new FARO TrackArm at the FARO Stand 3404 in Hall 3.