3D measurement and imaging solutions provider Faro has released its CAM2 2019 metrology software platform. This is specifically designed to enable users of Faro’s metrology hardware products to realise the highest level of measurement performance across a variety of manufacturing industries. It includes the recently introduced Faro Prizm Colour Laser Line Probe and the 6Probe Laser Tracker product families.
This release incorporates extensive user feedback to the well-received CAM2 2018 introduced a year ago, and sets a new standard for intelligent metrology via improved ease of use, interactivity, flexibility and targeted, actionable intelligence.
For example, 6Probe users are now able to program button configurations and then interact with the software through the device in real time, Laser Line Probe users can benefit from immediate visual feedback of part quality via live deviation colour scans, and all major CAD file formats can be directly imported with the built-in universal CAD importer, improving workflow by eliminating the need for time-consuming ‘double translations’.
CAM2 2019 features a standard set of software instructions, or routines, which automatically guide the user visually and audibly through specific operations. This dramatically reduces the technical expertise required to use Faro’s 3D measurement solutions, shortens workflow and allows users to direct their primary focus on the measurement results. Additionally, preset scanning profiles further streamline the end-to-end process by enabling users to select the appropriate scan setting for the specific part type with a click of a button.
CAM2 2018 featured the Repeat Part Management Control Centre, an integrated, web-based dashboard reporting tool delivering real-time inspection results and insightful trend analyses in a user-friendly set of adaptable visual reports. Additionally, repeat part management enables a specific inspection process to be designed once and then repeated and executed by anyone on the factory floor. CAM2 2019 evolves this functionality to actionable intelligence by delivering statistically based graphs and results for trend analyses and predictive alerts. These alerts not only highlight that the measurement target is trending beyond tolerances, but also provide advanced intelligence into the process and why the situation is occurring.
“At this time in 2018, when we announced CAM2 2018, we highlighted that our software development energies would be directed to having our software enable our customers to realise the full operational potential of their Faro hardware,” says Faro Vice-President 3D Manufacturing Pete Edmonds. “CAM2 2019 takes a big step in the continued evolution of the platform towards resetting industry expectations for what measurement software can do and should do to optimise the end-to-end measurement experience and value.”