Nov
12
2013

Secure your special gift for Christmas!

Secure your FARO Christmas giftFARO offers the unique chance to win interesting prizes.

Just book a free product demonstration for any of our coordinate measuring machines or 3D imaging devices, choose your preferred Christmas gift from the wish list and you will be entered into the draw.

Interested and new to FARO? Check out the Christmas gifts and terms & conditions at: www.faro.com/christmas/uk

Aug
12
2013

Software that thinks for itself – for both inexperienced users and trained professionals

Software that thinks for itself – for both inexperienced users and trained professionalsCAM2 SmartInspect software allows measurements without CAD data. The software was developed, focussing on a simple and intuitive operation and on a short learning curve. Even users with minimal knowledge of 3D measuring technology can achieve accurate measuring results in a short period of time.

The basic version of CAM2 SmartInspect has a clear user interface besides the most relevant functions. Actual pictures of components can, for example, be added to every measurement process providing the user an image-based support.

In the pro version of CAM2 SmartInspect the user is shown a 3D live view that serves to present the recorded dimensions to optimum effect. On the one hand it provides the user with a quick orientation. On the other hand, features that measure length, angle or a combination of both, can be recorded directly on the screen.

The automatic feature-recognition function speeds up the measuring process, as it assists the user in processing a measuring sequence with few, if any, clicks.

Another advantage: the software thinks for itself! It automatically suggests a range of functions and commands which might be needed in the course of the measuring process. In this way, inexperienced users get tips and tricks regarding the software’s capability and professionals can use this function to speed up the working process.

May
14
2013

FARO Chopper LIVE @ CONTROL

FARO Chopper at Control FairCONTROL, the major European exhibition dedicated to metrology, opened its doors this morning in Stuttgart, Germany. Every day, visitors will have the opportunity to discover the latest trends in quality control and attend events organized by the exhibitors.

See the photos of FARO’s chopper designed by Paul Jr. Designs, of the televisionshow American Chopper on our Facebook Page. Visitors at the FARO stand have the opportunity to be photographed on the powerful machine that was created exclusively for FARO’s 30th anniversary.

As with most custom choppers created by Paul Jr. Designs, the FaroArm was used to manufacture the birthday bike. It is important for PJD to be able to create unique pieces with speed and efficiency. Some elements, including the fuel tank, the seat pan and the cover of the primary belt give a glimpse of the real talent that goes into the design of each piece. All these elements have complex shapes and contours difficult to understand or replicate by hand.

The FaroArm scans the exact shape and location of the parts. The design and creation of cardboard templates are thus basically useless. The data collected by the arm can immediately be imported to a CNC machine or waterjet cutting tool to produce parts with high precision in perfect shape from the very start. The FaroArm therefore reduces waste, saves time and increases overall efficiency.

For more photos of the FARO Chopper visit our Facebook Page or come and visit us at Control and get your photo taken!

Stuttgart Trade Fair, 14-17 May 2013
Booth 3404 in Hall 3

Jun
22
2011

Corvette Racing Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans – with the help of FARO!

Corvette Racing wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Racing wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

Congratulations to Corvette Racing for their historic victory in the most grueling race of the season, the 24 Hours of Le Mans! The win came as Chevrolet celebrates its 100th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of Corvette Racing’s first Le Mans victory in 2001.

FARO is a proud sponsor of Corvette Racing and a long-time partner with Pratt & Miller Engineering. Corvette Racing, which is run by Pratt & Miller, has used FaroArms in the design, quality control and race-specification compliance of their vehicles; the Gage validates parts in their precision machine shop; and the ScanArm reverse-engineers components. This allows the company’s engineers and technicians to accurately and efficiently produce everything from small, individual components and sub-assemblies to complete turnkey road and race cars.

Pratt & Miller used the FaroArm, FARO Gage and FARO Laser ScanArm in order to design, construct and analyze ‘virtual’ components, CFD (computational fluid dynamics), systems, and complete cars – every facet of a project from initial conception to the finished product. The combination of Pratt & Miller team’s expertise and FARO’s portable, computerized measuring technologies offers a total design solution, so Pratt & Miller has unmatched time and cost efficiencies, accuracy, and performance.

Read more | Application case

Dec
01
2010

Video | Robot Calibration using the FARO Gage

Robotics play an increasing role in today’s engineering & manufacturing. More and more companies rely on complex robots to produce their mass volumes of output. Robotic systems provide consistent results that work by way of accurate coordinate programming. Precise data is essential in establishing proper alignment and performance.

One company that specializes in designing & manufacturing these types of robotic units is Parallel Robotic Systems Corporation.

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Oct
11
2010

FARO France @ MIDEST Show 2010

FARO will be exhibiting at the MIDEST Show which will be taking place from 2nd to 5th November at the Exhibition Centre in Villepinte (near Paris). The MIDESt fair is the world’s largest show exclusively dedicated to industrial subcontracting and face to face meetings. FARO will display its whole range of 3D measuring systems, including the whole new FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D.

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Aug
25
2010

Application Case | Brinksway Tool save time and money using FARO Gage

Brinksway have employed the Gage Plus for 2 years to inspect Aircraft tooling, jigs and fixtures for major manufacturing companies around the world.

The company belonging to the Hyde Group offer a full ‘turnkey’ service utilizing the state of the art equipment they have invested in. Using the FARO Gage they were able to reduce downtime due to on-machine inspection.

Read more | More about inspection

Aug
19
2010

FARO UK presents solutions for quality control improvements at Aero Engineering, Birmingham

FARO will show their measurement solutions at this years Aero Engineering. Visitors can see live demonstrations of FARO’s 3D measurement devices at stand 507 from 29th to 30th September at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Aug
05
2010

Brookhouse purchase FARO Gage to complement their existing suite of FARO hardware

Faro Technologies UK Ltd, the world’s leading provider of portable 3D measurement and imaging solutions, announces that Brookhouse Group have purchased a FARO Gage to complement their existing suite of FARO measuring equipment.

Managing Director Paul Atherton commented, “The ability to give confidence to our customers that we have the latest measuring capability in place to prove conformance is paramount. The FARO Gage provides us measuring capability that is highly flexible and provides operator interaction whilst delivering speedy results in defined customer formats.”

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Jul
28
2010

Software Tips & Tricks: Creating geometric entities from point sources

PowerINSPECT allows you to create geometric entities from point sources. These sources can be two or more measured geometric entities, or a collection of individual points.

Our software tips & tricks describe how to create a cylinder from two circles.

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FARO’s portable measurement equipment permits high-precision 3D measurements production and quality control. Products include the measuring arm FaroArm, the personal CMM FARO Gage, Laser Tracker ION and Laser Scanner Photon.

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