Understanding Portable Measurement Arms

The World Relies on Measurement to Operate.   For hundreds of years this has been accomplished by the tools of the time — hand tools such as calipers and micrometers, which provided basic measurements but struggled with more complex dimensions (like an unusual geometry, organic shapes, etc.). But as advancements in technology accelerated industrial growth…

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FARO® INNOVATES IN 3D DESIGN

INTRODUCING FARO REVENG™ SOFTWARE Regardless of your application, FARO RevEng offers any level user the ability to improve the way users can capture and mesh objects. No limits for Reverse Engineering, Aftermarket Customisation, Rapid Prototyping, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage, or Casting. This advanced software platform provides FARO portfolio products with a powerful tool that enables…

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Scanning technology gives new perspective to Apollo 11 anniversary

Few accomplishments of human ingenuity and ambition in recent history captured our collective attention as completely as when we took our first steps on the moon, 50 years ago this year. People can recall exactly where they were, and how they felt, when they watched Neil Armstrong descend the ladder to step onto the lunar…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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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3 ways to use ScanPlan & Focus for efficient scene capture

If efficiency is important to you, you may want to learn how to pair the FARO Focus Laser Scanner because when paired with the Focus, ScanPlan and Focus solution offers so much more.

In this article, we highlight 3 ways you can combine the ScanPlan & the Focus Laser Scanner.

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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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