FARO has introduced the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm system. 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. 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. The extended reach of this system via the easy to use part rotation functionality allows the user to scan, measure and digitize features on both small and large parts with a single Arm position. As a result, this process is up to 40% faster relative to a standard 7-Axis Arm system.
The operator is now able to focus with minimal distraction on the actual scan or measurement of the part since reaching around the part is no longer required. Also, this allows complex objects to be digitized, not only faster, but also more comprehensively.
“We are excited about the 8-Axis system as another FARO first, which enables a new standard for both inspection and design efficiency,” stated Simon Raab, Ph.D., FARO’s President and CEO. “Based on our engagements over the last two years with both inspection and 3D design professionals, we are confident that we are uniquely addressing their core pain points including speed and productivity, ease of use and end to end cycle time in the most creative and easy to implement manner.”
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