What are the latest developments and trends in the metal forming industry?
The metal forming industry is growing in India by each passing year, since government’s initiative to make India as the second largest automotive hub for the world. As automotive is the biggest gainer of metal forming industry and beneficiary too, its market size can be seen from entire growth of industrial sector.
Automotive will always be the biggest earner, following machine tools and heavy machinery components making its way too. Now with Make in India campaign, enthusiasm of the industry must be high. Which means new expectations to see how this transition will help Indian manufacturers who are eager to accept latest technology to excel.
Can you highlight the new technologies & products from your company that are expected to be launched/showcased in the upcoming IMTEX Forming exhibition this year?
FARO will be displaying:
FARO QUANTUM ARM: The ScanArm is a seven-axis contact/non-contact measurement system with a fully-integrated laser scanner. Combined with the best-in-class FAROBlu™ Laser Line Probe HD (High Definition), the QuantumS and QuantumM ScanArm® HD enable users to collect simple point variations with the FaroArm’s hard probe, then laser scan sections requiring larger volumes of data.
FARO LASER TRACKER: The FARO VantageS and VantageE Laser Trackers offer the next level in laser tracker productivity. With innovative features, these Laser Trackers make large-scale 3D measurement easy. The VantageS and VantageE enable you to build and inspect products by measuring quickly, simply and precisely. They streamline your processes and give you confidence in your measurement results.
FARO® COBALT ARRAY IMAGER: It delivers fast and consistent measurements for dimensional inspection and reverse engineering applications. Compact and lightweight, the Cobalt Array Imager is easy to use across multiple applications. The combination of flexibility, portability, speed and accuracy makes Cobalt Array Imager an ideal solution for your demanding metrology needs.
FARO® LASER PROJECTOR: The TracerM allows factory operators to minimize costly non-conformances by implementing a simple, reliable, and cost-effective solution to streamline production processes. The ability to guide an assembly process sequence, along with accurately locating and orienting components, increases manufacturing efficiencies.
What are your expectations from IMTEX this year?
IMTEX is an established platform in metal forming and tooling industry. It is a platform for manufacturers to see new trends in the market. Now with Make in India campaign, enthusiasm of the industry must be high. FARO also expects to see how this transition will help Indian manufacturers who are eager to accept latest technology to excel.