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TEST & MEASUREMENT 3D measurement solutions

Jul 8, 2020

As manufacturers work toward developing their trade in the worldwide business scenario, the necessity for measurement precision has become of even bigger importance. TOOLCON Systems was looking for a measurement solution that will allow them to take on significant projects and deliver total solutions to its clients. That’s when it was introduced to FARO’s 3D measurement technology. This case study divulges how TOOLCON Systems purchased the FaroArm and how the company went on to buy more units of the newer FaroArm models, which afforded the team the means for easy verification of product quality by performing 3D inspections and throws light on how the portability of the FaroArm also removed the need for the company to move objects to the machine for inspection. Faro Technologies develops and manufactures leading edge solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, engineering and public safety.

As the ‘Make in India’ initiative makes headway with transforming the country into a manufacturing powerhouse, India’s tooling sector is well on the path to becoming a key player in the global market. Other than continual improvements in productivity and costs, ensuring the quality of products is another key factor for the sector to flourish on the world stage.

Producing the best tooling systems

The quality of a finished part, its properties and the speed & accuracy with which it can be produced, are highly dependent on the precision and characteristics of the tooling. Hence, to produce the best tooling systems, manufacturers must design and engineer them to the highest quality. One way of achieving this is to invest in staff training and tap on the latest technologies to gain an edge over the competition. TOOLCON Systems is deeply aware of this.

Headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra, TOOLCON Systems is a leading manufacturer of high precision tooling. Since its inception in 2001, the company has grown its business to include a wide variety of products across four vastly different verticals – dies, fixtures, special purpose machines & material handling systems.

Constantly improving its processes

Over the years, TOOLCON Systems has garnered a solid reputation among its clients for being a trustworthy partner. From the production of automobile chassis that are 1.2 metres long to frames for building fixtures that are 14 metres long, the company has proven both its versatility in handling projects of varying requirements and its reliability to get the job done.

Beyond that, TOOLCON Systems is constantly on a lookout to improve its processes and grow its offerings — which eventually led to its venture into providing assembling and certification services. In addition, the expansion of its premises in 2006 made it feasible for the company to accept jobs of a larger scale. As a result, it had to search for a measurement solution that would have allowed them to take on such projects & deliver total solutions to its clients.

A reliable & efficient solution

Ajay Mungade, Director, TOOLCON Systems, shared, “We have never rejected any of our customers’ requests or projects. Instead, we have worked hard to increase our in-house capabilities in order to meet their demands.”

TOOLCON Systems was first introduced to FARO’s 3D measurement technology by one of its customers. After much research, the company’s first purchase was the FaroArm 7-axis Platinum, which afforded the team the means for easy verification of product quality by performing 3D inspections, tool certifications, CAD comparison, dimensional analysis and reverse engineering.

Armed with this new measurement solution, the company enjoyed higher repeatability and consistency due to FaroArm’s high precision (up to 0.020 mm).

Improving quality and productivity levels

The convenience of using the FaroArm, together with FARO’s user-friendly software, also provided greater ease for report generation with 3D data points, making the process of product design, development and testing a breeze.

“We are now able to reach areas that were previously inaccessible with other solutions due to the ergonomically-designed 7-axis FaroArm,” expressed Mungade and went on, “What’s more, the portability of the FaroArm also removed the need for us to move objects to the machine for inspection. This has not only helped to improve our productivity levels, but also the quality of our products.”

Furthermore, after having experienced the accuracy and ease of use that the FaroArm provides, TOOLCON Systems went on to engage a local service provider at a later stage to tap on their FARO Laser Tracker for jobs involving larger parts, allowing them to optimise their processes for large scale metrology applications.

High satisfaction all around

TOOLCON System now owns four FaroArm units, including a recently purchased Quantum FaroArm, and uses them for up to 10 hours daily. With enhanced efficiency and improved capabilities from FARO’s measurement solutions, TOOLCON Systems now looks towards expanding their business further beyond India’s shores.

Speaking on the company’s trust in FARO’s solutions, Mungade commented that they have full confidence in its service, quality and the integrity of its solutions. “Its solutions have allowed us to win the faith of our customers and boost customer satisfaction levels tremendously,” he signed off.

Courtesy: Faro Technologies

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