Brodie International are Saving Time and Reducing Scrap

Brodie International specialises in producing high precision meters and valves that are used in the custody transfer of petroleum products. The products produced involve components with complex shapes and assembly making the inspection measurement challenging using traditional tools such as a fixed coordinate measuring machine, calipers, dial indicators and height gages. An example of the…

FARO at the Forefront of Testing New Fabrication Techniques

FARO solutions support MX3D and Autodesk in creating the world’s first fully 3D printed, stainless steel Bridge   MX3D are extending the use of 3D printing to ‘real world’ practical ‘built environment’ uses, through the process of additive manufacturing that uses welding technology, robotic arms and computational design software. FARO have provided support through different…

FARO® EXPANDS its STRUCTURED LIGHT SCANNER PORTFOLIO with the introduction of the FARO COBALT DESIGN™

FARO presents the broadest 3D data capture capabilities for acquiring complex shapes with detailed textures and colour: Cobalt Design   It addresses a variety of design requirements, including reverse engineering, prototype design, packaging design, digital cataloging, research, education, and jewellery and fashion design.   How? Cobalt Design structured light scanners provide precision with an exceptional…

Scanning Volterra – 3000 years architectural history

Autodesk’s Strategic Project Executive, Tristan Randall has outlined the benefits that FARO’s revolutionary and ground-breaking technology has brought in terms of capturing a scan of a city rich in architectural history.
Volterra is the city in focus, having a rich history of both Etruscan, Roman and Medieval architecture due to the city being inhabited for over 3000 years

Back in the Field: Scanning a Factory Floor

Many people interested in laser technology wonder what 3D scanning looks like in practice and how long it takes to capture a specific object such as a building or a factory floor and how much effort it takes to evaluate the data. In the following, we explain the workflow from the initial scan preparation to the production of deliverables using the example of a 1,200 square meter hall in the attic of a factory from the beginning 20th century.

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Quality from the start. Verify parts before full production: First Article Inspection (FAI)

Ensure consistent products in manufacturing with innovative portable metrology solutions

Detailed verification of production results versus original product design before ongoing manufacturing begins is critical to ensure all parts and assemblies are built to the correct specifications.

The use of innovative metrology solutions helps quickly identify issues and avoid serious impacts on your manufacturing processes before full production starts.

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Scan Basics: How to Plan a Scan Project

For people who think about buying a 3D laser scanner, there’s uncertainty about how exactly scanning works, how long scanning projects take, and how they can be calculated in terms of time and money.

Furthermore, professionals face the problem of having to calculate the personnel required not only for the scanning but also the subsequent data preparation (registration, modelling, etc.), a necessity that must be considered, especially when applying for construction projects or formulating offers.

For experienced users, it’s adequate to have 2D plans or photographs of the scan site. However, such plans are regularly lacking or it’s a mandatory step in the process.

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A look at FARO’s Traceable Construction concept and initial stages of a construction project

In an interview with Oliver Buerkler (senior product manager, Construction BIM) and Marc Zschieschang (product manager, Construction BIM) published in BIM Today, they explain what is ‘scan to BIM’ or ‘as-built modelling’ that now fall under international standards (ISO19650) that explain the process of creating consistently structured data and documents for built environment projects.

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Restoring Notre-Dame with Laser Scanning Technology

On the 20th of April, an urgent operation ‘Commando’ was led by Art Graphique et Patrimoine who collected data of Notre-Dame and it’s damaged parts. The AGP team finished one week’s worth of work in just one day. During operation ‘Commando’ around 30 to 40 milliard points were captured. The areas which were difficult to access were captured with a drone using photogrammetry. This will form the base of the investigation and reconstruction of the Notre-Dame.

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