What is a Faro Arm?

Faro, the most innovative portable 3D measurement solution provider for Factory metrology, offers large and small to medium sized manufacturing companies with a way to take 3D measurements and perform 3D inspections with laser precision. A Faro arm is a portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) that enables manufacturers to easily assert product quality by performing dimensional analysis, 3D inspections, reverse engineering, CAD comparison, tool certifications, and more. They are extremely useful in production and quality assurance processes.

What Are Some of the Features of the Faro Arm?

When it comes to arm technology, Faro constantly enhances the performance and user experience of its machines while also extending its patent portfolio. Features of the Faro arm include:

  • Ergonomics and usability - Arms such as the Quantum S and Quantum M offer excellent ergonomic design, weight optimization, updated software as well as kinematic probes which ensure that the user is comfortable using the device and there is no need to keep re-calibrating the device.
  • Wireless Operation - New sophisticated electronic design allows fast, high quality wireless connection for probing and scanning.
  • Extended Battery use - Prolonged, cable-free operation is achievable through dual hot swappable batteries. Therefore, it eliminates the need for an external power source.
  • Blue Laser Scanning - The Quantum FaroArm is deployable through the FAROBlu laser line Probe HD laser technology that offers five times faster scanning than previous FaroArms. This allows accurate scanning of complex surfaces even those comprised of dark or reflective materials.

What Are Some Common Applications of the Faro Arm?

The aerospace, automotive, tool and die manufacturing, and metal fabrication industries have great use for the Faro arm. Common applications include:

  • Dimensional analysis - With the Faro arm, you can quickly inspect and ensure you're meeting the required dimensions and tolerances.
  • In-process inspection - Using FARO portable CMM solutions, you can inspect parts in-process at any stage of the manufacturing cycle.
  • Reverse engineering - where blueprints or CAD drawings are non-existent, it is possible to acquire measurement data on parts or assemblies.
  • Machine Calibration - Faro technology can help to ensure that machines accurately calibrate and offer optimal performance.
  • Alignment - One can also monitor part alignment in the assembly line to confirm required tolerances, thus enhancing quality control.
  • Tool building and set-up - with Faro arms, you can affirm dimensional accuracy of tooling with the help of portable CMMs from FARO.
  • Incoming inspection - During manufacture of parts, you can prevent out-of-tolerance parts from making it to the assembly line. This ensures that only parts that meet specifications assemble.

It is also important to note that FARO constantly improves its software, aiming to give users a positive user experience as they add additional features. Faro CAM2 SmartInspect and Faro CAM2 Measure 10 are the most common software.

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