Subscription model offered with Faro CAM2

The latest iteration of CAM2 2020 software has been unveiled by Faro.

The release includes a variety of performance and user-interface improvements, newly developed features and a new subscription licensing option. Users can now achieve greater control over their full manufacturing process at a lower up-front cost, says the company.
Faro’s subscription model empowers users to benefit from CAM2 with a lower initial investment, while scalability is offered through a flexible licensing model, ensuring users always have access to the latest version of CAM2.
Michael Carris, vice president of product marketing, says: “Faro CAM2 is a powerful, intuitive and application-focused 3D measurement platform designed to help users efficiently fulfil their quality assurance and inspection tasks. We’re pleased to offer a software experience developed directly from customer feedback, based on the metrology needs encountered every day. What’s more, this release strengthens the relationship between quality assurance and production operations with new capabilities that ensure even greater process control.”
New features include an enhanced measurement experience and an updated statistical process control tool which assists users in identifying production data trends that may indicate when a process is moving out of a specified parameter. Being able to predict this kind of error reduces wasted time, scrap and rework, and helps keep production capacity at full strength.
For further information www.faro.com

Support for apprentices

Ceratizit UK & Ireland has signed a three-year agreement to provide cutting tools, technical support and applications advice to the two apprentice training sites run by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC): MTC Apprenticeships in Coventry and Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) in Abingdon.

Says Ceratizit UK & Ireland’s sales manager – industry solutions, Adrian Fitts: “As part of the partnership with the MTC we will provide them with an annual allowance to spend on any product within our portfolio, as well as supporting them with remote and on-site technical support.”
For further information www.ceratizit.com

Anca joins fight against COVID-19

Tool and cutter grinding machine manufacturer Anca has joined a consortium that aims to rapidly manufacture invasive ventilators within Australia.

The company’s experience in advanced manufacturing means it can guarantee micron precision, a capability which means Anca could pivot and utilise its machine shop to produce parts for the ventilators. Anca is utilising a cross-functional team comprising manufacturing, supply chain, project management, stores logistics and safety to support this work. Around the world it is predicted that the total demand for ventilators could run into the tens of thousands.
For further information www.anca.com

Renishaw expands encoder family

Renishaw has launched the latest addition to its RKL linear encoder scale family.

The new RKLA substrate mastered encoder scale is designed to adopt the thermal behaviour of the underlying substrate, and is compatible with Renishaw’s Resolute absolute encoder series.
In terms of design, the RKLA substrate mastered encoder scale is a narrow, low cross-sectional area, stainless steel absolute tape scale with 6 mm width and a thickness of just 0.1 mm (0.15 mm with adhesive). The scale is graduated with a 30 µm pitch absolute code, which offers ±5 µm/m accuracy.
Available in lengths up to 21 m, the new scale can be used in both linear and partial arc applications. The robust stainless steel tape scale design offers immunity to solvents, along with the ability to be coiled for easy storage and cut-to-length convenience. RKLA scales can be installed on to the axis substrate by a self-adhesive backing tape, while the scale ends are rigidly fixed by means of adhesive-fastened end clamps, eliminating the need to drill holes. A simple applicator tool is available for quick and easy scale installation.
The RKL family of solutions extends the range of capabilities offered by Renishaw’s encoder scales, allowing the customer to choose an appropriate thermal behaviour for their application. A purpose-designed narrow form factor enables installation in applications where space is limited.
In partial arc applications, RKL encoder scales can be conveniently cut to the required length and mounted on a simple cylindrical substrate with no requirement for complex mounting features or tight-tolerance alignment surfaces.
For further information www.renishaw.com/rkl

Clean air from just 26p per worker per day

Industrial air-cleaning specialist Filtermist Systems has launched its Atlas service programme, which aims to make it as hassle-free as possible for UK manufacturers to ensure their employees are breathing clean, safe air.

From as little as 26p per employee per day, Filtermist can provide a bespoke service that includes routine and reactive maintenance, and thorough examination and testing (TExT) for local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems. As a result, employers can be confident they are protecting their workforce from hazardous airborne contaminants, and operating in compliance with relevant HSE regulations.
For further information www.filtermist.co.uk