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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Creating An Effective SCENE Video Fly Through in SCENE 5.2

By |March 11th, 2014|

Creating a clean fly through is an invaluable marketing tool for our customers as it allows them to effectively depict collected data. This post will provide you with the tools you need to quickly and efficiently generate a quality fly through. After your point cloud has been fully registered and colorized here are the steps you should take to create this fly through.

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