Faro Technologies Inc.
250 Technology Park
Lake Mary , FL 32746 US
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics
Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five manufacturing-related competitions. MMS editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.
Mecco Acquires Faro Photonics
Mecco has had an established relationship with Faro Photonics, using the company’s products in its own laser marking and processing solutions.
Digital Laser Scanning Head Achieves High Accuracy
Faro introduces the Digi-Cube, a digital laser scanning head designed to achieve a high performance-to-price ratio for users.
Machining in a Measured Future
Today’s most exclusive work serves as a proving ground for the coming era of more stringent specifications, less paper and more comprehensive quality control in general.
Amerimold: Moldmaking's Biggest Show Captures Current Metalworking Technology
Many of the emerging developments and key trends in metalworking technology were represented at this show, making it a revealing cross-section of current advances.
The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining
The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.
More Demanding Than Production
The challenges of prototyping have dramatically increased. This company reinvented itself to specialize in the tight-leadtime process development that prototyping now entails.
Moving Forward in Reverse
This versatile shop leverages portable CMM technology to steadily grow the reverse engineering portion of its business.
Measurement Arm Rapidly Verifies Parts
The Faro Edge from Faro Technologies is a portable measurement arm that enables manufacturers to verify product quality by performing inspections, tool certifications, CAD-to-part analysis, and reverse engineering via hard probing and non-contact laser scanning.
Faro Celebrates 30 Years With Custom Chopper
Portable measurement and imaging solution supplier Faro Technologies (Lake Mary, Florida) celebrates three decades in business this year.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...
Portable CMM Slashes Inspection Time
For very large parts, portable measuring solutions can be more practical than traditional CMMs and gages. One such unit from FARO helped this shop reduce inspection time by 80 percent on a large, cast iron housing.
Getting New Business with Big Machines
These shops saved themselves from dependence on the declining automotive sector thanks in part to their commitment to large-scale machining capacity.
Replacing Turning with Grinding
This compressor maker’s custom impeller profiles used to present a sticky machining problem. Now, the parts no longer need the wax that turning used to require.
More Than Big Machines
This shop specializes in very large components such as rotor hubs and support bases for wind turbines. Its lineup of large horizontal boring mills can handle parts weighing 40,000 pounds and 12 feet on a side. However, the shop’s success also lies in other manufacturing resources and strategies. These include material handling equipment, customized tooling, special fixtures and wireless, portable measuring systems.
Increased Accuracy And Portability For Measuring Arms
Multi-axis, computer-aided measuring arms offer accuracy comparable to a CMM in a portable design. A new version of such an arm is said to be the first 8-foot measuring arm that can achieve an accuracy of 0.0007 inch.
No Wires, No Worries
A wireless network can operate safely and effectively in a hostile shop floor environment, as the experience of this welding and machining company shows. Interference from other sources of radio waves can be avoided by installing suitable data access point hardware. Data security can be established with encryption and other techniques.
Software Speeds Up Automotive Part Inspection
Lotus Cars is known worldwide for creating award-winning sports cars at the forefront of vehicle design technology. The company has also developed a reputation for exceptional quality.
On-Demand Inspection Programs
This new software takes the programming of inspection routines, and the overhead that goes with along with it, out of the shop.
Shop Floor Metrology On The Move
Portable arm coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) offer advantages beyond portability.
Don't Move That Mold
A portable measuring arm allows 30-ton molds to be measured without having to be moved.