Discover the new series of White Papers from FARO & Autodesk about “Inspection for the Smart Factory”.


This white paper by FARO and Autodesk examines all the constraints and solutions of smart metrology for additive manufacturing in the future factory.

The importance of metrology – the science of measurement – to manufacturing industry is largely underestimated, except by engineers.
Sir Joseph Whitworth, the 19th Century inventor of early measurement standards, said “You can only make something well if you can measure it.

Incorporating Scanning Technology and Robotics 

The second white paper covers Incorporating Scanning Technology and Robotics.

Future smart factories will aim for speed, accuracy, operational flexibility, and the reduction of waste to near-zero carbon operations. “Right first time every time” fabrication of bespoke products in volume is the objective. To achieve this, factories need embedded or in-line metrology.

To deliver embedded metrology, production lines need new hardware including scanning (non-contact) metrology and robot technology.

The Future of Manufacturing and Inspection

The Future of Manufacturing & Inspection

This issue investigates the role of metrology in manufacturing and the Future of Manufacturing and Inspection, covering scanning, data acquisition, sector applications and how different countries are developing metrology best practice.

The Future of Manufacturing and Inspection

Training, Skills and Standards for the Smart Factory

Metrology is moving with digitalization. The job of a quality engineer will gradually become incorporated into the role of manufacturing engineers and managers, so that key personnel who operate plants will have fit-for-purpose metrology skills as standard.
Read more about what industry needs to do to up skill measurement professionals for the fourth industrial revolution.

FARO: bridging the real and digital worlds to build the truly smart factory

With so much talk of the “fourth industrial revolution”, are we losing sight of what an intelligent factory should do for the customer, the supplier and for society? FARO’s Denis Wohlfeld explains how smart factories should work, FARO’s unique role in achieving this, human-robot collaboration and ARENA2036.

Conquering the 100% In-Line Inspection Challengery

UTOMATED IN-LINE INSPECTION Dynacraft received a requirement from their supplier quality group to move from regular sampling inspection to 100% inspection of the emissions assemblies. Variation Reduction Systems, Inc. (VRSI) and FARO implemented a solution consisting of a Cobalt Array Imager mounted on a robot. Inspection for each assembly is performed right on the production line. The fully-automated solution determines pass/fail status without human intervention.

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