Jun
14
2010

Pointools 3D Models Help NASA

Software from Pointools is being used to create 3D walk through models to explore the viability of laser scanning on the Moon and Mars. Researchers from Navajo Technical College together with representatives from NASA and New Mexico Tech laser scanned a volcanic formation in New Mexico gathering 240 million individual measurements. Using Pointools software, the data was processed to create an immersive and interactive 3D computer model from which NASA scientists can assess the potential of laser scanning for future missions.

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Jun
10
2010

Six-figure Sale for FARO UK at MACH

FARO announces a significant sales including multiple measuring systems to their long-standing customer and partner 3D Scantech Limited who will also launch a rental programme for FARO equipment.

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Jun
10
2010

Take a picture – get an iPod

We are awarding a prize for the best application picture

We would like to see how you are using FARO equipment! Send us a picture which shows your FARO product in action. The sender of the best application picture will receive a free iPod (16GB) and will be promoted in our newsletter and on our website. The picture might also be used in one of our product brochures.

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Jun
08
2010

Airbus Selects FARO as a Key Supplier of Laser Trackers

Airbus Selects FARO as a Key Supplier of Laser TrackersAirbus to Acquire 62 FARO Laser Tracker IONs for the Airbus A350 Project

FARO, the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, and Airbus, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, announced today that they have signed a five-year agreement for FARO to be a key supplier of laser trackers and measurement accessories for the new Airbus A350 project assembly line. This agreement includes 62 FARO Laser Tracker ION™ units and also covers Airbus’ key system providers for fixtures and production systems.

Airbus has been a long-standing FARO customer and this agreement complements the 33 units in operation since 2002, which includes the assembly of the A380’s main body section (fuselage) in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. [Read more …]

Jun
05
2010

Wayne Rooney on Mount Rushmore thanks to FARO

England Legends Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Theo Walcott and James Milner took the place of the traditional four presidents of the United States of America last month. Nike planted  a massive billboard on Cromwell Road in West London, taking over the largest advertising site in the UK.

The rock sculpture billboard idea began five months ago when each footballer had their face electronically scanned to produce a lifelike reproduction of the players.

The scanning of the football stars has been carried out using a FARO Laser ScanArm.

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Jun
02
2010

FARO at Bartlett Summer Show 2010, UCL, London from 25th June – 3rd July 2010

In the scope of FARO’s cooperation with the UCL FARO will be a part of the Bartlett Summer Show 2010, The Summer Show is the annual celebration of student work at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Over 450 students show innovative drawings, models, devices, texts, animations and installations.

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Jun
01
2010

FARO & Geomagic User Group Meeting at Coventry on 22nd June 2010

FARO and Geomagic are organizing a joint User Group Meeting to provide Tips & Tricks for users of the FARO Laser ScanArm / Laser Scanner Photon and Geomagic. The event will take place at the FARO Office in Coventry on 22nd June.

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Jun
01
2010

Seen on TV | FARO featured on Discovery Channel

Wind power on the Discovery Channel

Shades of Green, featured on the Discovery Channel, focuses on wind power and the key players involved in the industry, including FARO. Go behind the scenes to learn about numerous steps involved in building a wind turbine and how companies involved are making the world a ‘greener’ place.

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May
31
2010

Software Tips & Tricks | TeZet IGES Converter for automatic generation of master files

It is often difficult to check a bent tube against its nominal condition without having the original X,Y,Z or PTB data. However, TeZetCAD makes this easy.

The solution: a 3D IGES file from the Engineering department. TeZetCAD has developed an IGES tube converter. The converter can read out one or more tubes from a 3D IGES file and TeZetCAD can then generate the nominal bend data and coordinate system.

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May
31
2010

Application Case | Digitally mapping a 570m² UNESCO World Heritage site

AGP had carried out 3D coordinate mapping projects on almost 400 buildings in Europe when they accepted a new challenge in 2008: to create 3D plans required for restoration of the World Heritage Site Abbey of Mont Saint Michel (France) – in less than 3 months!

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