1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 24, 2015 7:37 AM by Damian Whitehead

    portable CMM experience

    John Wayman


      I am looking into using one of these devices for a job we have in hand.

      I wondered whether you have experience that can point me to the relative merits of Articulated Arm Portable CMMs (Faro Arm, Romer Arm, etc.) versus portable laser probes (Handy Probe, etc.).

      Our main requirement is to validate equipment we have built, rather than reverse engineering; more of a classical QC type of application.

      I have seen the Faro arm used in the past and been very impressed, but perhaps I should be considering the other players in the market as well.

      What is your advice?






        • Re: portable CMM experience
          Damian Whitehead

          Hi John,

                I have used the Faro Arm, it is quite impressive, I've just finished trialling it using Delcam's PowerInspect software, which I find is an awful lot better than supplied operating system. It can be a bit fiddly to use, and calibration of probes frustrating at times, when set up correctly, it's fine. I would be more interested in looking at laser scanning.