Catching all the Iconic Details with HD Laser Scanning

Step 1 in Chicago Union Station’s $1 Billion Renovation: Document As-Built Conditions Challenge The numbers are staggering, even by Chicago’s outsized build standards: 2 million square feet of office space, 780 luxury apartments, 350 hotel rooms and five high-rises all within a 6-year period. Price tag? An estimated $1 billion. The long-planned renovation of the [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Catching all the Iconic Details with HD Laser Scanning

Cincinnati’s Iconic Music Hall Receives a Laser-Scan Close-Up

FARO® Laser Scanners Come to the Rescue of the Fabled Cincinnati Music Hall Challenge Cincinnati Music Hall has stood as the center of cultural life for this southwestern Ohio region for nearly 140 years and was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Built between 1877-1879, the 256,500 square foot Music Hall is the [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Cincinnati’s Iconic Music Hall Receives a Laser-Scan Close-Up

FARO® Focus3D Laser Scanner Used to Clarify Body-Camera Film

Challenge: Exterior shooting scenes, such as one on the San Jose University campus in 2014, are difficult and time consuming to properly document. Even if captured with a body-worn camera, the lens distortion and limited point of view may not provide a clear picture of events. It is critical that other methods be used to ensure [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Public Safety Forensics|Comments Off on FARO® Focus3D Laser Scanner Used to Clarify Body-Camera Film

3D Scanning Solution Brought in to Beat the Heat on Challenging Fuel Pipe Demolition & Replacement Project

Acensium is an engineering consulting services firm with a focus on material handling retrofit projects and 3D scanning for as-built reality capture. Plant Bowen, a coal-fired power station owned by Georgia Power Company in Euharlee, Ga., needed to undergo an ambitious demolition and replacement of its Unit-4 fuel pipe. Coal dust, which is the consistency [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|BIM, Construction|Comments Off on 3D Scanning Solution Brought in to Beat the Heat on Challenging Fuel Pipe Demolition & Replacement Project

Optimizing Hull Design in Pursuit of Fastest Boat in World

The current record of 317.18 mph / 510.45 km/h was set by Australian Ken Warby in Spirit of Australia in 1978. The four decades since then represent by far the longest period that the record has remained unsurpassed. With the ultimate intention of bettering this impressive mark, ‘Longbow’ Project Leader, David Aldred has brought together [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Product Design|Comments Off on Optimizing Hull Design in Pursuit of Fastest Boat in World

How Japanese Race Car Manufacturer Accelerates Product Design Process

Turning Dreams into Reality, Manufacturing Dream Cars with the FARO Design ScanArm In the world of manufacturing, few companies can embody the idea of ‘fun’ and ‘dreams’ in what they do. Often, business owners get caught up with increasing brand awareness, maximizing profits, or achieving high levels of efficiency - at the expense of neglecting [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Product Design|Comments Off on How Japanese Race Car Manufacturer Accelerates Product Design Process

Redefining “Summering on the Cape”

As-built documentation helps a leading architect refresh iconic resort. Challenge Renowned New York-based architecture firm Hart | Howerton faced a demanding challenge: to enhance one of the Eastern seaboard’s most iconic ocean resorts so “… the next generation of guests can say ‘this is a great place for our family for the next 50 years.’” [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Redefining “Summering on the Cape”

Making Next-Gen Satellite Communications a Reality with the Help of 3D Scanning Technology

Leading SATCOM Antenna Manufacturer Eclipse Composites Blazing a Trail in Composites Engineering Everyone in manufacturing has heard about the fantastic properties of composite materials, but if you’re not involved in satellite communications (SATCOM), you’ve probably never heard of Eclipse Composites, based in Bluffdale, Utah. If you are into SATCOM and particularly SATCOM antennas, you know [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|3D Measurement|Comments Off on Making Next-Gen Satellite Communications a Reality with the Help of 3D Scanning Technology

Manufacturing Lessons from Space

How Earth-Bound Manufacturers Can Benefit from Aerospace Manufacturing Methods Building airplanes and spaceships poses some of the most unique engineering and manufacturing challenges mankind has ever encountered. Fortunately, you don’t have to build rockets to benefit from rocket science. Manufacturers of most any product can improve their efficiency and profitability by studying some of the [...]

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Laser Projection Technology: How to Reduce Non-Conformances, Streamline Production, and Eliminate Templates and Hard Tooling

Global 3D Measurement Leader, FARO® is Helping its Customers Project Assembly Success with its FARO TracerM Laser Projector. Composites in Manufacturing Reports. In industries such as the aerospace, automotive, and heavy equipment manufacturing sectors, the accurate positioning, alignment and assembly of large, cumbersome components is a regular and often problematic requirement. A common misconception is [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|3D Measurement, Inspection, Manufacturing|Comments Off on Laser Projection Technology: How to Reduce Non-Conformances, Streamline Production, and Eliminate Templates and Hard Tooling