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FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. Over the last three decades, FARO has developed industry-leading 3D measurement systems, such as the FaroArm, FARO ScanArm, FARO Gage, FARO Laser Tracker, and FARO 3D Imager. 3D Measurement Technology from FARO permits micron-level precision 3D measurement, imaging, and scanning for inspection, CAD-to-part analysis, alignment, reverse engineering and all other production and quality assurance applications.

New 3D Metrology Software Delivers Increased Productivity with Expanded Point Cloud Capacity and the Capability to Connect Multiple 3D Devices for Simultaneous Measurement

By |June 30th, 2015|

FARO Technologies, Inc. announces the release of CAM2® Measure 10.5, its latest software for the FaroArm, FARO® ScanArm, FARO® Laser Tracker, and FARO® 3D Imager.

CAM2® Measure 10.5 leads the market with its capability to connect multiple 3D measurement devices, within the same coordinate system, and simultaneously scan into a single seat of software on one […]

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Customized Carbon Production for the Ferrari 458

By |June 23rd, 2015|

Check out the video below to learn how Capristo Automotive develops the engine bay hood for the Ferrari 458 Spider, throughout the entire manufacturing process.

A critical part of the process is the FARO Edge ScanArm, used to scan the engine bay thus providing a 3D model for use during the design process by providing an […]

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Corvette Racing Uses 3D Measurement to Maximize Manufacturing Efficiencies in Preparation for 24 Hours of Le Mans Race

By |June 19th, 2015|

FARO congratulates Pratt & Miller Engineering and Corvette Racing on their in class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race, the world’s oldest active endurance sports car race that took place on June 13th -14th in Le Mans, France. […]

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Celebrating World Metrology Day 2015

By |May 20th, 2015|

FARO is committed to accuracy, portability and speed and remains steadfast in our mission to enable our customer’s products and processes to be the best in the world by providing world-class metrology offerings.
In recognition of World Metrology Day 2015, we would like to share a few case studies, webinars, and videos with you. Check out […]

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How Metrology Software Facilitates Reverse Engineering

By |May 14th, 2015|

The process of reverse engineering was at one time an arduous task for product development; however, thanks to 3D measurement technology by FARO, the process is becoming more efficient and cost-effective than ever before. A 55-minute webinar, “Using Metrology Software to Capture Data for Reverse Engineering,” addresses the growing influence in the technology field, uses […]

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Next Generation 3D Laser Scanning

By |March 5th, 2015|

How Blue Lasers, Rapid Capture Rates, and Advanced Optical Performance is Revolutionizing 3D Measurement
The easiest, fastest, and most affordable way to measure parts and products is with a lightweight Portable Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) that offers both contact and non-contact measurement. […]

3D Manufacturing Technologies Seminar Recap

By |February 20th, 2015|

Additive manufacturing has increasingly become a topic of interest in the manufacturing sector and for good reason. Implementing 3D scanning and 3D printing provides several alternative solutions that cannot be as easily accomplished using conventional methods. The full 3D scan to 3D print workflow and the benefits of incorporating 3D technology were further explored during the “3D Manufacturing Technologies Seminar” hosted by Modern Tech in Orlando, FL on Thursday, February 12. […]

FARO Technologies Supports Reverse Engineering Vehicles to Upgrade Armoring

By |June 10th, 2014|

In the today’s world, individuals have more access and available opportunity to high-powered weapons. Military personnel, dignitaries, politicians, power brokers and celebrities are all susceptible to potential damage inflicted. Ground, naval, and air flight modes of transport are all potential targets. As such, the need to more heavily armor existing passenger vehicles (both commercial and military) has greatly increased. In a similar vein, recent availability of advanced materials encourage the opportunity to replace legacy armored plates with lighter weight, stronger replacement armor.


Finding The Temperature Driven Center Point Drift of A Spherical Probe

By |March 25th, 2014|

For this theoretical experiment, I find the deviation of the center point of a spherical probe by adding conductive heat through hand contact. If you want to perform this test, you will require an infrared thermometer to monitor temperature changes, a stopwatch to track time, and a FaroArm with available standard ball probes.

First, let’s review the set up for the experiment. At stability, which is achieved once the FaroArm/ probe reach the stable operating temperature, you want to perform a probe qualification and ensure that it is within spec. After wards, one must perform a DRO to a measured plane while system is still stable (before you add conductive heat). Moving the probe around the measured plane should yield a deviation no greater than your qualification accuracy. If this is the case, then you have a valid plane/qualification.


10 Reasons To Use Laser Scanning for Forensics

By |March 18th, 2014|

Laser scanning is rapidly gaining acceptance and becoming more and more commonplace in the law enforcement and accident reconstruction communities. Over the past few years, hardware and software have improved significantly creating a simpler, overall system to capture immense detail in a short period of time.

These are 10, of the many, reasons to consider laser scanners for a forensic application:

1) Easy to use: Many manufacturers are moving toward a simpler interface making operation of the scanner more like a digital camera than a complicated survey instrument.