Lake Mary, US: Faro has announced the acquisition of MWF-Technology, an innovator in mobile Augmented Reality (AR) solutions.
MWF’s technology enables large, complex 3D CAD data to be transferred to a tablet device and then used for mobile visualisation and comparison to real world conditions. This enables real time, actionable manufacturing insight for in-process inspection, assembly, guidance and positioning.
Located near Frankfurt, Germany, the company’s mobile AR solution (Faro AR Inspect) has been utilised by some of the top aerospace and automotive companies in the world in their assembly workflows to dramatically reduce cycle time and significantly reduce manufacturing costs. This solution includes both an innovative compression software tool for converting 3D CAD data into a mobile format, enabling intuitive navigation through the 3D data, and a hardware kit that includes a 3D ready iPad and alignment tools.
Faro AR Inspect, along with Faro TracerM guidance and positioning technology, increases productivity for factory metrology and construction BIM-CIM customers by making information about the surrounding real world interactive and digitally manipulatable.
Additionally, AR Inspect complements Faro Virtual Reality (VR) Viewer, which enables an immersive and interactive experience in a simulated 3D environment. Among many other benefits across multiple applications, it facilitates more time and cost effective decisions in the design cycle by enabling teams to spot flaws or potential risks before implementation.