FARO TECHNOLOGIES INC. introduced the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm® portable coordinate measuring system that combines the portable Quantum FaroArm®, Quantum ScanArm, or Design ScanArm® inspection products with a functionally integrated, yet physically separate, eighth axis.
The eighth 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 an integrated, high-accuracy additional axis that requires no additional set-up time or effort. Unlike a turntable, the eighth axis is transparent to the measurement software, so no software updates or upgrades are needed. This functionality makes it possible for the part to be rotated in real time, relative to the arm, versus requiring the arm to be moved around the part. This not only means it is easier to scan and measure typically harder to reach areas, but also that measurement time and human measurement error are reduced -- because the part itself rests on a stable, consistent platform.
The 8-Axis system is recommended for various non-contact measurement and design applications, including point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling of free-form surfaces.
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