Tools and fixtures are an important part of any automotive plant. Ensuring they are properly aligned, installed and certified is imperative for producing consistent, high quality parts. A portable CMM can easily perform these functions quickly and with extreme accuracy, regardless of the size of the tool.
IMAS, Inc. provides tool building and certification services to companies in the automotive and aerospace industries. Since their customers’ tooling produces parts from as small as car airbags to as large as aircraft wings, IMAS needed a solution that could inspect both large and small items with high accuracy and repeatability. With the help of the FARO Laser Tracker, IMAS was able to dramatically increase the amount of data collected compared to traditional methods such as the theodolite, while also increasing the accuracy, efficiency and repeatability of the certification process.