Made in Midlands Breakfast Morning

FARO has recently had the opportunity to host a Made in Midlands breakfast morning which gave our customers and other businesses the opportunity to meet the UK team, see the latest technology on offer and tour our accredited UK service centre in Rugby.

Click here to view the highlights!




Virtual Experience created by the FARO Focus


The FARO Focus has recently been part of an incredible ScanLAB project where they have been able to recreate a virtual experience of what it is like leaving your home and beginning your journey to seek asylum. ScanLAB project used the FARO Focus x330 to capture the streets of central Manchester through mounting it to a vehicle and then the captured data was aligned using FARO Scene 6.2. 

To discover more about this exciting project click here or learn more about the FARO Focus here.


FARO is nominated!


FARO is thrilled to announce that their FARO Focus 3D Laser Scanner has been nominated for the Hardware product of the year at the Construction computing awards 2017. The winner will be revealed on 16th November in London. Go vote for FARO now! 



TracerM provides a solution for accurate assembling

FARO has recently launched the TracerM which accurately projects a 0.5mm wide laser line onto a 2D/3D surface or object to provide a virtual template that enables operators and assemblers to quickly and accurately position components with absolute confidence.

It has always been a challenge when assembling large cumbersome components. In many cases its key that there is a high level of precision when assembling large components. For example, an inaccuracy of just 1mm when assembling two prefabricated elements such as an aircraft’s fuselages could result in massive deviations.

The TracerM provides a precise solution for operators and assemblers in ensuring that there is an improvement in productivity and accuracy.

To further discover how the TracerM can improve the assembling of components, click here or if you would like to book a web demonstration for the TracerM you can request here.


Scan to BIM for Highways

FARO would like to present their exclusive Scan to BIM for Highways event, which will be taking place at the Crowne Plaza Birmingham on 4th October 2017.


The event is held in collaboration with both Autodesk and Transoft. We aim to provide an overview of FARO’s current Mobile Mapping technology alongside dedicated real life workflows presented by our market leading software partners. Join us to learn how the use of innovative technology and software can help you to increase levels of productivity and efficiency.


10.00- 11.00 Use of the mobile mapping technology, quality of capture, ease of use, outline processing and data results – FARO

11.00-11.15 Short break

11.15-12.15 Design of sign and roadmarkings – presented by Transoft

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.00 Best uses of scan data in the Infrastructure Design process – presented by Autodesk

14.00-15.00 Design to Construction workflows enabled by Autodesk technology – presented by Autodesk

15.00-16.00 Asset handover – Autodesk/FARO

To register please click here.



FARO Help Facilitate Virtual Lighthouse

FARO has recently had the opportunity to provide their FARO Freestyle and FARO Focus Laser Scanner in helping to ensure the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse in London can be cherished for more coming years.

FARO 3D X130 tripod mounted laser scanner was used by SIAD to gather data of the entire exterior and interior of the lighthouse. They then further used the FARO Freestyle to ensure they captured all sides of an object. Together the Freestyle and Focus have been able to contribute to heritage preservation.

“We were delighted to apply our expertise and the use of a FARO 3D X130 tripod- mounted laser and a FARO Freestyle, to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse project.”

To discover more on how the Freestyle and Focus have helped in heritage preservation, click here. If you would like to book a web demonstration for the FARO Freestyle and FARO Focus you can request here.


Reduce Rework and Increase Throughput with 3D Laser Projection

Manitowoc have recently invested in the FARO TracerM as they had been experiencing increased loss of productivity. With the FARO TracerM, Manitowoc are now able to ensure that there are no mistakes when they are producing their lifting solutions and rework is also no longer an ongoing issue.

To discover more of Manitowoc’s journey on how they were able to improve their work through the utilisation of the TracerM, click here.


An Insight into FARO Labs

Dr Bernd- Dietmar Becker, chief technology strategist and head of FARO Labs recently met with GIM Internationals Wim van Wegen where they discussed what to expect from laser scanning and its role as key reality capturing technology in the years ahead.

FARO are keen to follow the latest technological advances and we want to ensure that we can adapt quickly to change, providing 3D measurement solutions to our customers and our industries.

To discover the full interview click here.


TCT Awards 2017- Faro Shortlisted!

Faro are tremendously delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in the category ‘Industrial Product Application’ for the TCT Awards 2017. The TCT Awards provide an opportunity for the nominees to be recognised for their most unique, inventive and impactful applications of 3D technologies in a variety of vertical markets. FARO’s latest ultra-portable Focus Laser Scanner has been the reason behind this outstanding recognition. The Faro Focus enables to capture fast, straightforward and highly accurate measurements of complex objects and buildings and has helped to deliver a complete 3D “walk-through” model of a complex food manufacturing facility. The winner will be announced at the TCT Awards on 27th September 2017 at the Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.


3D Technology Reveals the Face of Ancient Peruvian Female Ruler

FARO’s 3D Laser Scanning Technology used in reconstructing the face of a mysterious mummy, known as the Lady of Cao. She is believed to be a female leader of the Moche Civilization in Peru, which ruled more than 1,700 years ago.

Moche culture flourished approximately a thousand years before the Inca civilization in northern Peru. In 2005, a tomb was discovered in a mud-brick ruined pyramid near Trujillo, a city on the northwest coast of Peru known for being a site of the prehistoric Moche culture. Inside of this tomb was an intriguing bundle of cloth. This bundle preserved a mummified female body covered in elaborate tattoos – of snakes, spiders and supernatural motifs — along with jewelry, ornaments, crowns, and two scepters. This woman is now known as “The Lady of Cao”, the only known female ruler of the Moche Civilization.

The Lady of Cao mummy is currently in display in the Museum of “El Brujo” Archaeological Complex, near to Magdalena de Cao town, in northern Peru.  To preserve the mummy, she’s kept in a climate-controlled chamber and can only be viewed indirectly with the aid of a viewing window and mirror.

Wiese Foundation, the entity that sponsors the Museum, wanted the visitors to be able to admire the Lady of Cao more freely and have a permanent digital record of her remains for further preservation. To achieve this, the museum contacted the world’s most trusted source for 3D technology, FARO®. Through FARO’s state-of-the-art 3Dsolutions, it was possible to build a digital model of the mummy, 3D print a replica, and, using specialized software and forensic anthropology techniques, perform the facial reconstruction that would reveal to the world, for the first time, The Lady of Cao’s face.

To achieve this goal, FARO and Wiese Foundation, along with 3D Systems®, Grupo Abstract and ARQ 3D+, assembled an international team of experts formed of archaeologists, anthropologists, forensic scientists and 3D technology experts.

The process began by 3D scanning the mummy’s face using a turnkey 3D scanning solution tailored for forensic anthropology, crime lab, and medical examination applications. This solution consisted of  high-resolution, fast-speed 3D scanners, the  FARO Design ScanArm®  paired with 3D Systems’ Geomagic®Wrap and Geomagic®Freeform® software.

Here’s a breakdown of the digital reconstruction process:

  • The FARO Design ScanArm was used to digitize the mummy by 3D scanning the surface area and collecting thousands of accurate, high-resolution digital points.
  • These digital points, known as point clouds, were then processed in the Geomagic software to create an accurate and realistic 3D model.
  • Forensic artists and anthropologists used photographs and anthropological investigations of the Moche Civilization descendants to generate hand-drawn sketches of the features of the face of the Lady of Cao.
  • The 3D model and anthropological drawings were then combined in the software and a full facial reconstruction occurred
  • Once the Lady of Cao’s virtual face was constructed, the team used numerous ethnographic research documents to add the final finishing details such as pores, wrinkles, expression, details in lips, eyes, forehead, eyebrows, and hair.


Thanks to this effort of this multidisciplinary talent and state-of-the-art 3D technology, the face of this remarkable and historic character of pre-Hispanic culture has been brought to life and revealed to the world.

If you want to learn more about the use of FARO’s 3D solutions in forensic reconstruction and cultural heritage preservation, click here.


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