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FARO Case Study: Accident Scene Investigation

Documenting a vehicle rollover used to take Micky Gilbert and his team at Gilbert Engineering hours using a total station. The accident reconstructionists now typically spend only 30 minutes documenting damage to a rollover vehicle utilizing a FARO Laser Scanner – and have more than 700 million data points to show for it.

For more information on the FARO Laser Scanner visit www.faro.com/contentv2.aspx?cid=1&content=misc&item=1210&ct=us

FARO Case Study: Measuring a Corvette C6RS

A FARO Laser ScanArm 3-D is used to measure the speed-control wing of a Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS Super Car.


The new Corvette C6RS was designed and engineered by Pratt & Miller Engineering using the FARO Laser ScanArm. Using the experience gained from years of unrivalled racing success, Pratt & Miller used racing technology to design a rear wing for the C6RS. This speed-control wing is designed to assist with down force at the super car’s top speed. Watch the video to see how the unique development problems were solved with the FARO Laser ScanArm.



FARO Case Study: Inspecting Power Frames

JMac Tools needed a way to inspect their large power frames, which are used for drilling oil. This video showcases the versatility, accuracy, and ease-of-use of the FARO Laser Tracker over traditional measuring methods.


Learn More about the Laser Tracker at www.faro.com/content.aspx?ct=us&content=pro&item=3

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News Desk for September 1, 2008

3-D scanning of ancient monoliths in Mongolia


IMTS kicks off in Chicago


Industrial indicators show earnings up, spending down 


Salmonella outbreak over, but CDC is still unsure of the cause

Viewpoint: Bill Fetter, Hexagon Metrology

Bill Fetter, Director of Marketing and Communications for Hexagon Metrology discusses the problem of the lack of skilled metrologists.


The U.S. Department of Labor does not recognize metrology as a profession. Neither the word "quality" or "metrologist" appear in the Standard Occupational Classification System. With very few young people going into metrology, U.S. manufacturing will face a severe lack of measurement and inspection professionals in the very near future.

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Using Calipers

In this episode, Craig Howell, owner and president of CPM labs introduces three types of calipers:
- Vernier
- Dial
- Digital


He attempts to show host, Dirk Dusharme, how to use a digital caliper to perform three simple operations.


NEW! The first seven episodes of "Technorazzi" with Craig Howell of CPM Labs are now available on one DVD. The cost is only $49.95 with steep quantity discounts available. 


Each of these episodes gives a quick, concise overview of how to handle/use a variety of basic gauges. Each episode is 5 to 10 minutes in length, just enough to get the point across without taking up your lunch time.  

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CPM Laboratories
2945 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: 916-635-4489

News Desk for August 18, 2008
Quality Digest's publisher and editor-in-chief discuss current news topics.
Profiles in Quality: Rina Molari
We interview Rina Molari, a senior metrologist who measures very large objects for the aerospace industry. Rina is also the past-chair of the Coordinate Measurement Society.
News Desk for August 11, 2008

Ritz Carlton is Number one


Green Building


Utah State University hosts operational excellence seminar


Airline service quality is up

Profiles in Quality: Jim Harrington--Episode 3

The final episode with Jim Harrington at his home in Los Gatos, CA.

Here, Jim talks about the impact of family life on quality management.