Bespoke staircases by Müller Stiegenbau

A high level of measuring accuracy is required in order to ensure that even geometrically complex staircase designs fit perfectly into their designated space. From 2016, using the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner measurement, this work has been significantly more efficient. 

FARO SCENE 2.0 processes the laser scans then builds a point cloud with several million 3D measurement points which can be easily shared, modified and updated. The comprehensive model of the designated space allows for accurate measurement and compatibility with Müller Stiegenbau’s own staircase construction system. In addition, only one visit to the construction site is required for measurement. Reducing the number of visits saves almost 60% of construction time for the company. An investment to a FARO Focus has allowed orders who would have been uneconomical previous to the scanner.  


Traceable Construction

Traceable Construction’ concept is the ecosystem of products and solutions that create a history of what has been measured and is then ‘traceable’ or auditable during the design, build and operate stages (depending upon when the project started). 

The focus is very much on creating a consistently structured set of verified data, building in maturity through the stages of a project. The solutions seamlessly integrate into existing customer workflows in the AEC industry. 

It is envisaged that future product developments will help stakeholders plug the reality data gaps in their projects throughout all stages. 


Introducing the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm® system and the Design ScanArm 2.5C


This month we introduced you to the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm® system that includes a complete rotational axis and is a natural extension to all FaroArm® products. Driving innovation further, our solution is transparent to the measurement software, enables more effective and faster scanning, requiring a minimum number of scans for a comprehensive scan. 

We were also very proud to announce the first arm-based solution to include high resolution, 3D colour scanning capability capturing in true-to-life richness and colour. The Design ScanArm 2.5C is also compatible with the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm® system. 

 Read more about FARO 8-Axis FaroArm®  

 Read more about Design ScanArm® 2.5C  


Reverse engineering in the automotive sector


Stone Exhaust Systems design their own exhaust systems using reverse engineering. Our FARO EDGE 3D Scanner and the FARO Design ScanArm DSA2.0. allows them to capture the design of the original system and then create an exhaust system for the Mercedes AMG model. 


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:


Standing the test of time with special reinforcement by modern technology

When it comes to rebuilding historical sites, the traditional ways of rebuilding can have flaws, that is where modern 3D printing technology is able to offer a much better option.  

Dating back to 1761, The Great Pagoda was built in the Royal Palaces, enriching the London skyline for curious crowds of tourists. The dragons were removed before roof repairs could take place and were never replaced. Time has come, and the Historical Royal Palaces have decided to reinstate the dragons atop. 

Once designed, a dragon prototype was carved from wood then scanned into a 3D design environment with FARO® Design ScanArm, enabling to address HRP’s concerns regarding weight and facilitating the ability to scale up to various sizes. 

The Great Pagoda, located in Kew Gardens, London, carries 72 dragons reaching up to 1.8 meters in length. 


Expert interview with Denis Wohlfeld

Denis Wohlfeld, a Senior Innovation Manager at FARO, leads FARO’s smart factory technology innovation and is the coordinator for ARENA2036 project “Digital Twin”. Smart factories have a mission to eliminate errors, increase repeatability and respond quickly and flexibly to real-time changes in demand. In the future, they will make decisions for themselves by learning every day how to make production more efficient.  

FARO creates the link between the real and the digital worlds. Creating a Digital Copy, a digital version of a part or a component, allows engineers to test and simulate new parameters and design variants that would be impossible in the physical world, to a high degree of precision.  



FARO @ Tech Severn

The Tech Severn event brought together a crowd with an interest in technology to showcase how technology could improve the lives of residents within the Shropshire county. PSG, a company offering a wide range of design services, took it as an opportunity to showcase the FARO 3D Laser Scanner along with the support and assistance of a FARO representative, Jack Strongitharm, and his very impressive 360° virtual reality Walker. Learn how PSG benefits from using our versatile FARO Laser Scanners: 


FARO @ CCR Summit 

This year’s annual International CCR Summit is inviting you for a 2-day programme to enjoy Summit Break-Out Sessions, Masterclasses, Workshops & Training sessions at the Conference Center Bovendonk. The topics covered by the event are Command & Control, Real-time Intelligence, Analytics & Big Data, Safe Cities, Community Policing and Critical Communications. 

When: 10-11 October 2018 

Where: Hoeven, Netherlands 


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.


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