High-precision 3D equipment demonstration

Our technology & advanced engineering students and apprentices listened to guest speakers, Adam Smith and Majid Yaqub, from Faro Technologies. The engineers from Faro visited the College to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of measuring engineering structures and components.

Faro develops and manufactures ground-breaking equipment to enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries. The students observed Adam and Majid demonstrate how to use the latest leading edge 3D facility used in engineering and manufacturing.

The Faro arm scanned the part, and then used the scanned data to compare the component to a 3D CAD model. Other applications demonstrated included the Faro tracker; this could be used to measure large structures and buildings. And a third product was the Faro tracer, which places projected laser images and enables parts or materials to be located.

This was a fantastic opportunity for both staff and students to upskill, and for the department to form a strong industrial link with the company.

Neil Spoors, Engineering student, commented: “I really enjoyed the presentation. It was interesting to see how companies are using technology to measure components.”

Mark Smith, Engineer at Faro, was enthusiastic about visiting the College, to provide a demonstration to keen students. He said: “It was refreshing to work with students who were eager to learn something new about the industry they are training to work in.”

Nick Richardson, Programme Leader and Lecturer, said: “It was great of Faro to take the time to provide our students with a practical demonstration of the latest 3D scanning and measuring equipment.”

Our technology & advanced engineering students and apprentices listened to guest speakers, Adam Smith and Majid Yaqub, from Faro Technologies. The engineers from Faro visited the College to provide our students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of measuring engineering structures and components.

Faro develops and manufactures ground-breaking equipment to enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries. The students observed Adam and Majid demonstrate how to use the latest leading edge facility used in engineering and manufacturing.

This was a fantastic opportunity for both staff and students to upskill, and for the department to form a strong industrial link with the company.

Neil Spoors, Engineering student, commented: “I really enjoyed the presentation. It was interesting to see how companies are using technology to measure components.”

Mark Smith, Engineer at Faro, was enthusiastic about visiting the College, to provide a demonstration to keen students. He said: “It was refreshing to work with students who were eager to learn something new about the industry they are training to work in.”

Nick Richardson, Programme Leader and Lecturer, said: “It was great of Faro to take the time to provide our students with a practical demonstration of the latest 3D scanning and measuring equipment.”

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