Reverse Engineering News

FaroArm Quantum S

jmuller - Monday, October 16, 2017

The introduction of FARO’s new QuantumFaroArm has brought 3D measuring and imaging solutions to a whole new level. Projects that previously presented a challenge can be completed with ease due to better performance, quality, and production levels. Here are a few reasons why the new QuantumFaroArm is allowing us to tackle even the most intricate projects.

Increased Performance & Durability
When it comes to quality and performance, the new FARO Quantumcan’t be beat. The Quantumis the first, and only, 3D measurement arm to meet the most rigorous ISO 10360-12:2016 international measurement accuracy standards. By reaching that milestone, the Quantumhas officially set a new standard for arm consistency, reliability, and productivity; allowing us to keep you one step ahead of your competition.

Better Detail
In our line of work, attention to detail is something that simply cannot be overlooked. The QuantumFaroArm utilizes FAROBluTM Laser scanning, which has improved productivity through faster scanning, greater coverage, higher resolution, tighter tolerance, and it has the ability to seamlessly scan complex or dark and reflective surfaces.

Less Effort Equals Faster Turnaround Times
The QuantumFaroArm’s advanced interface and enhanced ergonomics make it a virtual extension of the human arm. By creating a more comfortable arm, FARO was able to reduce operator effort and fatigue by 15%, allowing for extended periods of use throughout the day. You can also quickly change the probes without recalibrating the arm, which aids in faster performance.

Enhanced Accuracy
Even the most complicated of parts are no match for the QuantumFaroArm. It’s 25% more accurate than its predecessor and is the toughest FaroArm ever created. Improved user interaction, enhanced portability and Super 6DoF compatibility significantly improve the operator’s experience on both a comfort and productivity level.

We’re looking forward to taking advantage of all the benefits the new FARO Quantumto deliver the best results for our clients.

An Overview of Industrial CT Scanning

jmuller - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CT scanning is a relatively new technique being used in manufacturing to help increase quality control. Using x-ray technology, CT scanning is ideal for non-destructive testing and inspection in order to locate and measure volumetric detail in three dimensions. 

Industrial CT scanning can access internal data equally on metallic and nonmetallic specimens, solid and fibrous materials, and smooth and irregularly surfaced objects.

The Technology
CT stands for Computed Tomography and takes multiple readings from various angles and converts  them into grey scale images and voxel-based 3D point clouds. After the CT scanner generates the point cloud, a CAD-to-Part color coded comparison map can be created. From there the part can be reverse engineered, compared to specs, and or analized for defects.

How Companies using CT Scanning (Applications)
Computed tomography is necessary when a user is looking to evaluate, analyze or test the internal and/or external features of a component without destroying the object. Industrial CT scanning can be used throughout the manufacturing process. Applications include:

  • 3D Metrology
  • Assembly Verification
  • Advanced Material Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Food Products Inspection
  • Density Analysis
  • Electronic Component Inspection
  • Internal and External Measurements
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Device Inspection
  • Metal Castings Inspection
  • Museum Artifact Digitization
  • Plastic Welding/Bonding Quality Verification
  • Product Contamination
  • Product Quality Compliance
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Weld Quality Analysis


For more information on how CT Scanning can be used in your  process, please contact us.

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