Our Equipment

Equipment Calibration

Equipment used for measurement is calibrated annually and fully traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Laser Tracker

FARO Vantage S

Description

The Vantage S laser tracker is the newest laser tracker released by FARO.  It uses a laser beam to track a hand-held target, measuring the location of the target thousands of times per second. The Vantage S laser tracker’s accuracy and real-time feedback capability makes it ideal for tool building, complex layouts/alignments, and dimensional problem-solving.  The Vantage S’s ability to measure at ranges of up to 80 metres (262.5 feet) makes it especially suitable for large-scale applications.

Specifications
Range Accuracy*
2 m (6.6 ft)
0.022 mm (0.0009 in)
5 m (16.4 ft)
0.032 mm (0.0013 in)
10 m (32.8 ft)
0.049 mm (0.0019 in)
20 m (65.6 ft) 0.085 mm (0.0033 in)
30 m (98.4 ft) 0.120 mm (0.0047 in)
40 m (131.2 ft) 0.156 mm (0.0061 in)
60 m (196.9 ft) 0.226 mm (0.0089 in)
80 m (262.5 ft) 0.297 mm (0.0117 in)

* Point-to-point horizontal scale bar typical accuracy as stated by the manufacturer

Laser Tracker

FARO X V2

Description

The FARO X V2 is a reliable laser tracker that is used throughout the metrology industry.  It uses a laser beam to track a hand-held target, measuring the location of the target thousands of times per second. The Faro X V2’s accuracy and real-time feedback capability makes it ideal for tool building, complex layouts/alignments, and dimensional problem-solving.

Specifications
Range Accuracy*
2 m (6.6 ft) 0.032 mm (0.0013 in)
5 m (16.4 ft) 0.046 mm (0.0018 in)
10 m (32.8 ft) 0.068 mm (0.0027 in)
20 m (65.6 ft) 0.110 mm (0.0043 in)
30 m (98.4 ft) 0.153 mm (0.0060 in)
35 m (114.8 ft) 0.174 mm (0.0069 in)

* Point-to-point horizontal scale bar typical accuracy as stated by the manufacturer

3D Laser Scanner

Surphaser 100HSX

Description

The Surphaser 100HSX 3D laser scanner captures the shape of objects by using a pulsed laser beam to collect millions of points in a single scan. The Surphaser measures in a hemispherical volume around itself at submillimeter accuracy. It is ideal for reverse modeling, dimensional control, and capturing the equipment, cable/pipe routings, and other contents of 3D Spaces.

Specifications
Configuration Specification
Recommended Work Range 1 – 35 m
Ambiguity Range 90 m
Angular Uncertainty 15 arc sec
Range Noise; 90% reflectivity 0.07 mm @ 10 m
Range Noise; 10% reflectivity 0.41 mm @ 10 m
Range Uncertainty <0.35 mm @ 5 m

Measurement Arm

FARO Platinum Arm

Description

The FARO Platinum Arm takes accurate measurements using a probe at the end of articulating joints. The Platinum Arm is ideal for inspections of complex objects – especially when obstructions make laser measurement, which rely on having clear line-of-sight to an object, difficult and/or time consuming.

Specifications
Category Specification
Repeatability ±0.020 mm (±0.0008 in)
Length Accuracy ±0.036 mm (±0.0014 in)

Our Software

3D Measurement Software

Innovmetric Software Polyworks Metrology Suite

Description

Polyworks Metrology Suite is a complete solution for 3D Measurement. Capabilities include recording measurements, alignment, and analysis of various types of measurements (e.g. laser scanner point clouds vs laser tracker probed points).

Applications
  • Measurement
  • Alignment
  • Inspection
  • Meshing point clouds

Reverse Modeling Software

3D Systems Geomagic Design X

Description

Geomagic Design X is a powerful modeling tool that is well-suited to creating “as-is” models from measurements. Its direct compatibility with SolidWorks allows the creation of parametric models derived from measured data.

Applications

Geomagic is used for “as-is” modeling directly from laser scans.  “As-is” modeling is useful for characterizing objects and performing analyses such as:

  • identifying deformations
  • detecting clashes and interference
  • checking curvature and symmetry
  • identifying differences between build/manufacture and design