Sarginsons Industries invests on new technology

Sarginsons Industries, a manufacturer based in Coventry, highlights the importance of investment in business. A purchase of a FARO Quantum 3D scanner is going to help inspect their processes more accurately and allow them to bring the scanner anywhere a check is needed. Currently, four engineers are being trained to use a 3rd party software that the scanner supports


FARO ScanPlan Handheld Floor Mapper

We are striving to improve the effectiveness of public safety professionals and our new ScanPlan Handheld Floor Mapper is specifically designed to provide a simple and complete solution for the effortless capture of floor plans. The ScanPlan is a fully integrated solution that includes both the lightweight ScanPlan handheld 2D mapper and FARO Zone 2D diagramming software. The wide-angle field of view makes it easy to map around corners, behind doors, and other hard-to-reach areas. Read about the ScanPlan features here:  


BuildIT Construction 2018.5

Our latest version of BuildIT Construction Software gives the power of a single software ecosystem to accelerate projects and minimize waste. New features will enhance the experience of this software. Among many new features, we have added multiple file import support from Autodesk® Revit® and IFC. We’ve improved on saving your data and reducing a risk of losing it through better traceability using the object’s project ID within various software platforms as well as in validation reports. The new BuildIT Construction Software is better than ever, learn more about its features:


Traceable Construction in BIM Today

Back in August we presented Traceable Construction as a concept that is driving FARO’s vision for the future. Essentially, this ecosystem should interest anyone working within a BIM process as it offers huge benefits. These would include being able to trace back to any step during your workflow that you or your team has made and speed up your work time, easily adjust your work plan allowing for much greater flexibility to spot misalignments with your plan and so much more. Read more in depth about Traceable Construction on page 58 of BIM Today! 


TCT Show in Birmingham

Just in two weeks, FARO will be exhibiting at TCT Show in Birmingham! The leading design-to-manufacturing show will present you a variety of industry experts, live demonstrations and exclusive product launches! TCT Show is a perfect opportunity to see our products up close and to ask any questions from our qualified team members.  

What to expect? The TCT Conference has global speakers to offer knowledge from all over the world on the topic of 3D technologies. The TCT Introducing Stage will keep you up-to-date with the state-of-the-art across additive manufacturing and 3D printing, inspection, metrology and beyond. Enjoy this event for free!

When: 25-27th September 

Where: NEC, Birmingham 


FaroArm For The Furniture Industry

More conventional industries like the furniture industry have involved 3D scanning as a part of their processes and made them much more efficient. Furniture products go through several stages before they are brought out to shops. For instance, cutting parts is where a highly accurate calculating tool like the Faro Arm is most needed so that the exact measurement is specified in the CNC machine. Any variation in the design is also visible in the FARO SCENE software which simplifies the process of designing furniture. With our latest launch of the FARO Design ScanArm 2.5C, added colouring results will enable manufacturers to get even more effective results. 

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Inspection For the Smart Factory


Metrology practitioners believe the Industry 4.0 evolution is heavily reliant on effective metrologyHaving digital representations of products and factories allow a manufacturing engineer to design and test the productivity in the digital world before losing money on a prototypeThe global measurement industry is working to define and find consensus for new international measurement standards for new manufacturing technologies.Read how FARO and Autodesk are using improved solutions in metrology. 



3D technology at the Smithsonian

Upon implementing 3D scanning with the FARO Design ScanArm and FARO Focus at The Smithsonian research facilities and documenting their collection, it has become accessible globally and available for study from millions, sometimes billions of points of measurement creating measurable scientific data. The online library lets you explore objects from the Smithsonian library in ways the visitors of the museum simply could not because of the extensive detail from the scans. 

Have a look yourself:   


Responses from The Ultimate BIM Summit

The Ultimate BIM Summit took place on the 31st January 2018 in Watford. David Southam, Faro Regional Manager EU North, commented that The Ultimate BIM Summit enables ‘to see the technology as it moves on’ for the people involved in the BIM Industry. We are happy to see an event for industry enthusiasts and players that bring knowledgeable people together. 

Listen to more responses from the event: 

Come and visit us at the next Construction exhibition – UK Construction Week 9-11th October at Stand: BT261


Ancient Invisible Cities

ScanLAB Projects has created one of the most epic projects to date. In partnership with BBC One and PBS, they have documented three ancient cities built on the shoulders of civilizations that have evolved over the course of thousands of years.  

Exploring the secret labyrinth of chambers and passages beneath the Giza Pyramids, uncovering the crystal clear waters of subterranean aqueducts that feed the irrigation system of old Athens, discovering how Istanbul has defended itself against marauding invasions and collapse of its magnificent Hagia Sophia dome, all of it can be seen from 29th of August.

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