FARO Laser Scanner helps build transparency!

NYPD has decided to use 3D technology to recreate crime scenes ensuring that none of the details are missed from the investigation. High tech devices like our Laser Scanner are the exact tools that are being used to capture the streets of New York. It reduces the risk of human errors and enables them to easily show a crime scene to other departments and the general public. Most importantly the FARO Laser Scanner assists in reaching NYPD’s goal of transparency. 

See the video from NBC here:


FARO Is Nominated at the TCT Metrology Awards 2018!


We are happy to share that our Design ScanArm 2.0 has been nominated as one of the finalists in the TCT Metrology Awards 2018!

The TCT Magazine will be hosting an award ceremony that celebrates additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering industries with companies from all over the world. This year four new categories were introduced to showcase the industries in more depth.


All types of bodywork repaired as new

After receiving a powerful impact, car manufacturers are hoping that a car can be restored to its former condition. Spanesi® is a company that provides a range of equipment and tools that are used to verify that the body and structural parts of the repaired vehicle are within the tolerance limits specified by the manufacturer.

The traditional calibration procedure used to comply with the criteria laid down by the standards was quite long and laborious which led to Spanesi® adopting an innovative solution using the FARO® QuantumS Arm. This shortened the time required for calibration from 4 hours to just 30 minutes, expanded the calibrated geometric space and provided effortless use combined with CAM2 software.

To learn more about how FARO laser improved the calibration time read the full article:



Incorporating Scanning Technology and Robotics

As factories get “smarter”, measurement is playing an even more essential role in speeding up operations without losing the accuracy and rigour that many final products are required to exhibit.

A major focus for factory measurement or metrology is to move from the status quo of machining parts in batches and relying on “tailgate measurement” verification on a co-ordinate measurement machine (CMM), towards a system where the measurement is fully embedded in the manufacturing process. Every part is measured in-process, in real-time and companies achieve 100% verification of parts rather than a sample rate.

Future smart factories will aim for speed, accuracy, operational flexibility, and the reduction of waste to near-zero carbon operations. “Right first time every time” fabrication of bespoke products in volume is the objective. To achieve this, factories need embedded or in-line metrology.


Ambassador Award Paul Colegate – Made in the Midlands.

FARO has been supporting Made in the Midlands for 2 years now!

Where it all began…

MIM evolved out of an editorial campaign in the pages of Business Report a regional business publication. The campaign existed to challenge the erosion of British industry through a succession of poor decisions by UK government and financiers, their campaign revolved around a pledge signed by manufacturers to open a channel of communication with local firms, take on apprentices and export to new markets.

In 2012 the Made in the Midlands dropped the ‘campaign’ name and is now referred to as just Made in the Midlands. Thier roots have remained intact and they are here to challenge the status quo about how people think about British industry and ensure the sector is connected and informed.

MIM Provide their members with these core services:

  • Digital
  • Exbhition

 FARO is very proud to be awarded the MIM Ambassador award through our local representative Paul Colegate and look forward to continuing their work with MIM in the future!








Measurement is critically important to the advancement of smarter, future factories. Inspection eliminates defects before the end-user, and measurement of manufacturing processes lets engineers understand them and make them more efficient.

If factories are to become faster and more flexible, inspection is a bottleneck to overcome, especially in industries where 100% inspection is required.

As manufacturing becomes more responsive and connected, customizable, more flexible and in-process metrology techniques for machined, molded, cast and additively manufactured (AM) parts will become more important.

New measurement methods, involving more in-process technology, are reducing human intervention. Measurement data, connected to a Manufacturing Execution System, for example, can receive, validate and pass the measurements automatically, enabling “connected factories”.

Companies like FARO are driving the movement to bring measurement equipment out of the inspection lab and upstream onto the shop floor, to save time, reduce scrap and reduce rework upstream.



Spitfire Solent Sky Museum

Watch the Point Cloud taken of a Spitfire located at the Solent Sky Museum. The data was collected using a FARO Focus S350 Laser Scanner.


Introducing BIMovation’s Exclusive Speakers

FARO is delighted to announce their confirmed speakers for BIMovation!

Taking place on 5th June in London, don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet:


Have you registered for your place yet?



 FARO introduces the new software brand As-Built!

FARO As-Built software supports AEC customers in the efficient and comprehensive evaluation of real building, plant and infrastructure data acquired via various measurement sensors, such as laser scanners, hand scanners, drones, cameras or total stations. Thanks to As-Built, classic CAD programs are supplemented by additional evaluation functionality and thus considerably accelerate the 2D and 3D documentation of as-built data.

Get a free trail below!


Accurate Laser Scanning in Harsh Environments

The advancement in laser technology has allowed organisations to capture data even in extreme environments across the globe. International Partner Buro is a leading provider of expert 3D laser scanning and dimensional control services to the global oil & gas industry. The company has recently been using the FARO Focus Laser scanners to ensure they can deliver precise 3D Laser scanning in such extreme environments.

To learn more about how they were able to effectively use the FARO Laser Scanner, read the full article.



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