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Using the Calibration Plate to Calibrate the Freestyle3D

To make sure you get accurate results every time you use the Freestyle3D, the internal parameters of the FARO Freestyle3D should be adjusted to accommodate changes in the working environment and the operational state of the device. FARO recommends that you perform a calibration under these circumstances.

  • You have not used the Freestyle3D for some time
  • The temperature of the work environment has changed since the last calibration

How long you wait to calibrate or how much temperature change you can tolerate before it effects measurement accuracy depends on many variables, including your project accuracy specifications. Calibration only take a few minutes and can save hours of wasted work.

Best practices suggests that before you begin a project you should calibrate to ensure measurement precision. If you calibrate and then do a series of sequential projects, you may not have to calibrate between projects.

When it comes to temperature and accuracy, there is no substitute for mindfulness of environmental changes and maintaining consistent work habits. For instance, if you start a project in the morning in a shady, cool area and in the afternoon that area changes to sunny and warm, you may get different measurements. Operators need to be vigilant about temperature changes in their work environment and calibrate when it makes sense to maintain the project accuracy specification.

The article Calibrate the Freestyle and the FARO Freestyle3D Scanner User Manual have complete instructions about how to calibrate the Freestyle3D. In the manual, search using the keyword phrase User Calibration to find the instructions.

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temperature changes, temperature sensor, compensation, compensate, best practices, accuracy, best results