May
25
2015

Customised Carbon Production at Capristo

Check out the video below which takes a close look over the shoulders of the experts at Capristo and follow an engine bay hood for the Ferrari 458 Spider throughout the whole manufacturing process, all of which is carried out at their plant in Sundern, Germany.

On hand to help is one of our own the FARO Edge ScanArm HD, used to scan the engine bay thus providing a 3D model for use during  the design process by providing an accurate model to indicate available space as well as helping create a 3D model of the prototype.

The FARO Edge ScanArm HD combines the flexibility and the functionalities of a FARO Edge measuring Arm with the high-definition Laser Line Probe HD creating a powerful contact/non-contact portable measurement system ideal for challenging application requirements.

The Edge ScanArm HD is the most affordable, high performance contact/non-contact measurement system and is ideal for product development, inspection, and quality control and offers capabilities such as point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling of free-from surfaces.

Want to find out more? Then check out our FARO UK Website or even our FARO UK YouTube Channel

May
22
2015

FARO UK @ GeoBusiness 2015

An opportunity for geospatial technology manufacturers and service providers to meet face-face with their users to demonstrate the latest technological advances in equipment, explore solutions and capabilities and to collaborate on design issues and options for future developments and requirements.

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FARO will also be in attendance promoting the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner with accompanying FARO Scene Software. The smallest and lightest laser scanners on the market – FARO Focus3D X Series are ideal tools for indoor and outdoor applications. The fast and accurate laser scanners Focus3D offer everything you might expect from professional 3D laser scanners – with FARO’s established and well-known level of simplicity.

Also being demonstrated will be the groundbreaking FARO Scanner Freestyle3D. The new FARO Freestyle3D is a premium quality, high-precision handheld 3D scanner that can quickly and reliably documents rooms, structures and objects in 3D and create high-definition pointclouds. The highly efficient scanner is suitable for all applications in which installations or properties must be precisely and quickly measured from various perspectives. Thanks to its lightweight carbon fibre body, the FARO Freestyle3D weighs less than a kilogramme, rendering it extremely portable and mobile.

Date:27th-28th May 2015

Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH, United Kingdom

May
20
2015

Next Generation 3D Laser Scanning

How Blue Lasers, Rapid Capture Rates, and Advanced Optical Performance is Revolutionising 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.

The challenge is – everyone is seeking to reduce required inspection times, scan materials with challenging contrast, reflectivity, and part complexity, and produce high-definition data that is reliable, repeatable, and highly accurate.

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The ideal system is the newly released FARO Edge ScanArm HD.  The new system is a breakthrough in 3D laser scanning technology, providing:

  • Rapid scanning speed with a capture rate of up to 560,000 points/second, a fast frame rate, and extra wide scan stripe.
  • Innovative blue laser with noise-reduction technology for high-definition data quality
  • The ability to seamlessly scan across diverse surface materials regardless of contrast, reflectivity or part complexity without any special coating or target placements.
  • Reliable, repeatable and highly accurate measurement data as a result of advanced optical performance

The new ScanArm HD delivers rapid point cloud collection with extreme resolution and high accuracy – all in a compact, easy-to-use, and affordable system.

When combined with the FaroArm, in a system known as the FARO Edge ScanArm HD, it provides all of the advantages of a FaroArm with a groundbreaking hand-held laser scanner and creates the most affordable contact/non-contact measurement system on the market.

It is ideal for product development, inspection, and quality control and offers capabilities such as point-cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling of free-form surfaces.

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May
18
2015

FARO Reality Training Results – ARAS 360

Check out the new video from one of our 3D Documentation Engineers Si Horton!

The above video covers areas such as:

  • Steering & Suspension
  • Crash scene Analysis
  • Bullet Trajectories
  • Damage Analysis and much more….

Want to find out more about FARO‘s recent acquisition of ARAS 360 then click here.

May
13
2015

FARO TrackArm – Product Video

Measure anything, any size, anywhere, at a fraction of the cost of other comparable systems using the FARO TrackArm.
The FARO TrackArm unites the FARO Vantage with the FaroArm into a six-degree-of-freedom probe. Switching between the Tracker and the Arm, users can reach hidden points — even around corners and inside hole features.

Learn more about the Trackarm and download the brochure and tech sheet here!

May
11
2015

Kickoff Your Career in 3D Technology

The 5th annual 3D documentation conference sponsored by FARO is invaluable for any student in the technical field wanting to get the best start to their career. The agenda offers the opportunity to network with both fellow students and current leaders within the 3D field, as well as hear from some of the top people on current trends, new developments and the exciting future of this technology.

3D Conference - Student

Registration

First come – First serve!
Simply email the following data to recruiting@faroeurope.com

• Full name
• Email adress
• Mobile number
• Link to your LinkedIn or Xing account (if you have one)
• Name of university and subject of your studies

We look forward to seeing you there.

Your FARO team.

May
08
2015

PX Engineering Refine Bio-fuels Manufacturing Plant

The PX group is a fully integrated infrastructure solutions business that has earned an excellent reputation for delivering enhanced operating performance to commercial and industrial facilities. Improvements are produced through a strategic divisional structure that is focused upon three key delivery areas – Engineering Consultancy, Operations & Maintenance and Energy Trading.

Operating globally, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, px’s wide range of capabilities have been developed and expanded throughout the group’s 20 plus years of experience in managing, operating and maintaining some of world’s largest industrial facilities.

The recent use of an advanced FARO Focus X330 laser scanner illustrates px’s use of cutting-edge on-time, on-budget delivery of complex projects.

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Following px Engineering Consultants Limited (Part of the px Group) recent completion of the design and construction of a large extension to an existing Biofuels Manufacturing Plant, a FARO Focus X330 was used to precisely scan the completed project. The comprehensive, as-built 3D scans of the prestigious Teesside, UK plant, that produces biofuel from waste oils, were then compared to the original px 3D design model by using Autodesk Navisworks software.

As-built surveys, using high precision 3D laser scanning technology, such as the FARO Focus3D X 330, provide users with detailed point clouds which enable 3D modelling for a range of diverse tasks, including building reconstruction, plant layout and enhanced data presentation with augmented reality.

With the ability to deliver impressively quick turnaround times on scans of buildings and entire environments, the FARO Focus3D X 330 can deliver fully surfaced CAD models for a variety of industries. Architectural design, civil engineering and construction, facility management, and cultural heritage sectors have all benefited from FARO’s advanced 3D solutions.

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The Focus3D X 330, as used by the px group on the Greenergy, Seal Sands, Biodiesel Plant project, is the extra-long range – 330m, version of the range. The extremely compact light weight unit – 240 x 200 x 100mm – 5,2kg is ideal for outdoor applications. Simple scanner control is assisted by touchscreen operation a clear display and WLAN.

With an impressive distance accuracy of ±2mm, the Focus3D X 330 has an impressive measurement speed of up to 976,000 points/second and features an integral colour camera (up to 70 mio. Pixel), a multisensor: GPS, a compass, a height Sensor and a dual axis compensator.

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May
05
2015

10 Reasons To Use Laser Scanning for Forensics

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.

2) Portability: Laser scanners are smaller in size today than ever before making them easier to deploy to a crime/accident scene and useable by just about anyone.

3) Safety: Data can be collected from a distance, with some scanners collected measurements over 300 meters away. This allows the operator to scan a scene out of harms way. In addition, laser scanners can collect up to 1,000,000 points per second with average scan times of several minutes. Less time on a scene means less time for potential danger to the individuals at the scene. Class I lasers are also being used in laser scanners creating a truly eye-safe environment during the scan.

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4) Speed and Efficiency: Complete color scans can be captured in as little as several minutes creating a virtual scene with high accuracy and detail that can be revisited over and over without physically traveling to the site. In contrast to traditional methods of surveying/documenting a scene, laser scanning can be much faster and allow multiple investigators to have eyes on the virtual scene.

5) Produce a variety of deliverables: Once the scene has been laser scanned, various types of final products can be extracted or produced from the data. For example, anything from a traditional 2D drawing to a detailed 3D animation can be created from the scan data.

6) Peer pressure: With more and more agencies utilizing laser scanners for their scene documentation, the result is more widely accepted. As well as growth in expectations that future scenes will be documented in 3D.

7) Cost Effective: Laser scanners are becoming more and comparable in price to total stations which are traditionally used for documenting traffic accidents.

8) Specialized Measurement Tools: Software for forensic analysis from 3D data also now includes special tools for measuring blood spatter and bullet trajectory, witness/suspect height, etc.

9) Easy to share: More software tools are available to view and document the scan data without the requirement of installing software or purchasing additional licenses.

10) Archive the scene: Once the scene has been laser scanned it has been essentially frozen in time, preserved for future virtual visits by anyone who may wish to investigate the scene. This allows for measurements to be taken that may not have necessarily been thought to be important at the time of capture as well.

Want to find out more about what FARO can do for you? Then head to our FARO Website for more information, or check out or YouTube channel!

May
01
2015

FARO Laser Line Probe HD – Rim Inspection Video

Introducting our high definition FARO Laser Line Probe HD (LLP) for complex surfaces scanning.

Ideal for composites, plastics, mould making, automotive, aerospace and mechanical enginerring companies.

High definition data

2,00 actual points per scanline to capture intricate components in fine detail.

Rapid Scanning speed

Extra wide scan stripe and fast frame boost productivity.

Scan challenging materials

Regardless of contrast, reflectivity or part complexity.

 

Want to check out some of our other videos? Then head on over to our FARO YouTube page!

Apr
29
2015

FARO over the moon with NASA Rocket Sled Scan

Mobile 3D laser applications stand for precision, innovation and speed. Such as architecture, automotive, earth science, manufacturing or forensics can benefit from mobile laser scanning technology, all of which is set to be demonstrated at the FARO 3D Documentation Conference 2015 on the 21st-22nd of May in Böblingen, Stuttgart.

The international conference will see the coming together of experts and enthusiasts from around the world for the 5th time. The common denominator is the current 3D laser scanning technology – beyond their disciplinary boundaries. For example what do the the US space agency NASA, laser scanning technology and architecture have in common? Aplenty according to a lecture by Larry Klein Kemper AIA, Lanmar Services from Texas, USA at our 3D Documentation Conference “Motor World”.

Renowned architect Larry Klein Kemper, with a focus on BIM, made a name for himself in both Europe and America as the mastermind of animation, rendering and computer modelling.

NASA is known for its exceptional developments and spaceships, of which often ensue exceptional structures.  Disused vehicles such as an oversized rocket sled should simply be documented and be kept as exhibition pieces and 3D models for museums. Larry Klein Kemperis set to show how the large NASA Rocket sled precise point clouds are formed outside with the help of the FARO Focus 3D X 330.

NASA - Rocket sled

The freestyle then starts and the data is transferred in exact geometry. The so-called “Auto Extraction of Geometry” has recently significantly developed, says Larry Klein Kemper – thanks to new software components. The speaker presents two promising possibilities regarding the auto extraction and continues by showing the advantages and limitations of doing so.

The interdisciplinary exchange is very important for the 3D Conference, IT meets film and the software industry meets architecture and transportation planning. Prominent keynote speakers and  first hand reports on current projects. Individual priorities and issues are addressed in the afternoon workshops, including areas such as: Automotive, Conservation and BIM (Building Information Modeling).

The accompanying exhibition with a variety of 3D exhibitors and current software developments rounds off the course of events. An attractive recreational program is also available for the 3D enthusiasts. More information and details can be found here!



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