Real Time Part Rotation Accelerates Inspection and Design Workflows
FARO (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology and product design introduces the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm system (http://www.faro.com/faroarm/in). After more than 30 years of continuous innovation in portable measurement arms, FARO once again drives the industry forward. This comprehensive, solution combines either the portable Quantum FaroArm, Quantum ScanArm or Design ScanArm portfolio products with a functionally integrated, yet physically separate, 8th axis.
The 8th axis is a complete rotational axis identical to and a natural extension of all FaroArm products. It plugs directly into the FaroArm and results in a seamlessly integrated, high accuracy additional axis that requires no additional setup time or effort. Moreover, unlike a turntable, the 8th axis is completely transparent to the measurement software, so no software updates or upgrades are needed.
This innovative functionality enables the part to be rotated in real time relative to the Arm versus requiring the Arm to be moved around the part. As a result, it is not only easier to scan and measure typically harder to reach areas, but also both measurement time and human measurement error are dramatically reduced since the part itself rests on a stable, consistent platform.
The 8-Axis system is ideal for addressing a range of non-contact measurement and design challenges, including point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling of free-form surfaces.