FARO’s Focus Laser Scanner helps restore a Windpump

FARO’s focus laser scanners help preserve the heritage and landscape of the Norfolk Broads. The Focus has been used to create 3D models of windpumps to assist experts with their restoration.

You can watch the full video here:



BIM Today November Edition

The November edition of BIM Today is now out and features FARO! This month’s edition looks at how BIM impacts the real world.

Discover an interview with Chris Palmer from FARO who talks us through the opportunities supported by ‘mobile mapping’ and how it differs from static methods, showing what the resulting data looks like and who it can benefit. View the latest edition below:


FARO Focus wins the Hardware of the Year!

FARO is delighted to announce that the FARO Focus S150 Laser Scanner has won the Hardware Product of the Year at the Construction Computing Awards 2017 in the UK last week!

The FARO Focus S150 enables fast, straightforward and ultra-high accurate measurements of objects and buildings. Here are some of its key features:

  • Distance accuracy up to ±1mm
  • Range from 0.6m up to 150m
  • IP Class 54
  • On-Site Compensation
  • Accessory Bay
  • HD photo overlay up to 165 megapixel colour

Discover more about the laser scanner here or book a web demo below:



First FARO LiDAR 3D Photo Booth

For the first time ever, FARO have used their LiDAR 3D Photo Booth for just some good fun. Attendees at the Autodesk Design Night in Sheffield were scanned using multiple FARO Focus LiDAR scanners while standing still for 3 minutes.

Discover more about FARO’s 3D Photo booth here.



Dürr use the FARO Focus

Dürr has recently been using the FARO Focus Laser Scanners to measure existing industrial halls worldwide. The data taken from the scans is placed over the planned layout and transferred to a Powerwall.

To watch Dürr’s short video, click here.



Join FARO at the European Portable Metrology Conference on the 14-15th November 2017 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

EPMC is the premier technical conference in Europe dedicated solely to the use of precision dimensional measurement technology for process improvement for manufacturers.

EPMC is a unique opportunity for you to:

  • See presentations from industry experts
  • View the latest equipment from the world’s leading suppliers
  • Network, share ideas, theories and experiences
  • Talk to your suppliers in the same place at the same time
  • Increase your awareness of the European and worldwide industries

You still haven’t registered? Don’t worry there is still time! Register here now.



Out with the Red, in with the Blue…

TS Tech specialise in automobile seats and interiors and are always looking for ways to improve their quality and throughput. Recently they came across a tool in blue laser scanning technology which demonstrated the difference between a blue and red laser.

The outcome was that a blue laser has a shorter wavelength than red which gives it the ability to discover smaller detail in an object. “…one of the first things we noticed was we were able to collect so many points and it was so much faster”

Learn more about the benefits of using a blue laser vs a red here.


Manufacturing Dream Cars with the FARO Design ScanArm

Turning Dreams into Reality…

MOONCRAFT CO., LTD. Is that one company that dares to dream and turn those dreams into reality. The FARO Design ScanArm has been able to contribute to this through helping them strengthen their reverse engineering capabilities. “Thankfully, with the Design ScanArm, we can now scan black parts quickly and accurately. We used to take up to two full days to completely scan one car, but we can now finish the same task in one day.”

Discover more about MOONCRAFT and their improved process for designing and developing racing cars here.


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.


Stay up to date with the latest news and trends in industrial metrology and 3D documentation.

Subscribe to our Blog

FARO Local

Follow us: