The blog of FARO UK about metrology, laser scanning and imaging - Part 4

Measure Anything – Metrology Networking Day

FARO, Manchester Metrology, and Optimax have joined together to provide you with the Metrology networking event of the North, held at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City Football Club – West side.

WhereEtihad Stadium, Manchester City Football Club

When: 28th March 2018

Time: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Here you will find out how you can enable faster, more accurate, compelling and useable 3D documentation for your industry.

Don’t forget to also bring your parts in for us to probe, scan and create full measurement reports directly on the day, and whilst we are doing this, take advantage of the free Manchester City stadium tour (registration required).


FARO ScanArm Scans Dippy the Dinosaur!

The Natural History Museum in London has been using FARO’s ScanArm since 2017 and has just undertaken a project to create replicas of their Dinosaur, Dippy. Previously, models of specimens were created by molding from the surfaces but this had a possibility of damaging the object.

To discover more read the full article:




Joseph Arezone’s take on Real time location…

Real-time location enables a unique value to facilitate a more confident analysis and decreases the risk of taking a less than optimal action. It provides the opportunity to have the right end result every time!

Read more about what Joseph Arezone has to say about Real-time location here:



3D Laser Scanning for Heritage

Would you like to learn more about 3D Laser Scanning for Heritage?

Look no further…

Historic England has released an interesting new guide which talks you through on the different hardware and software available in laser scanning. Also learn how the laser scanned data can be collected, processed and managed.



FARO in BIM Today!

What is Virtual Reality?

‘Virtual reality’ means ‘near-reality’

FARO’s construction Product Manager, Oliver Buerkler discusses the growth of Virtual reality and the opportunities it can provide to users in the construction industry. The FARO Scene 7.1 software is the first mainstream into the virtual worlds by FARO!

Read more about the FARO Scene 7.1 & Virtual reality in BIM Today, P92- 93


FARO’s ‘Heritage’ of Precision aids Mavisbank Restoration

David McCreadie 3D measuring & Modelling Ltd has recently used the FARO Focus Laser Scanner to produce a 3D scan of the Mavisbank House. They are known to be a provider of high quality specialised 3D measurement, modeling and photography services to both the UK and the international heritage sector.

The Focus provided David McCreadie 3D measuring & Modelling Ltd with fast, straightforward and ultra- high accurate measurements of objects and buildings.

To discover more read the full article:



FARO® Design ScanArm® 2.0 Launched!

New FARO® Design ScanArm® 2.0 released today!

  • Improving overall Product Design workflow, enabling better efficiency across the entire design process.
  • Delivers highly accurate capturing of complex geometric products, objects and prototypes.
  • The real world design output conforms now even more tightly to the final computer aided design (CAD).

Watch a short video to learn more:

Or visit FARO’s website for more details:


Forest of Dean scanned by the FARO Focus

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has recently used the FARO Focus Laser Scanner to investigate the impact that deer’s have created on the Forest of Dean. The scanner has allowed them to register an accurate measurement to assess the extent of the problem and create scans in 40 different locations!

To discover more, watch the documentary:



FARO Focus helps expand Trestec BV’s solution portfolio!

The FARO Focus Laser Scanner has recently helped, Trestec BV, a growing industrial service provider to improve its portfolio for its customers. Trestec required a contractor who was capable of providing a 3D laser scanner with a very accurate point cloud. Trestec’s previous positive experiences with FARO products
formed the basis for their choice.

Read the full article here:




FARO ‘Focus’ on Precision for IPB Oil & Gas Project

FARO’s Laser Scanners have recently been used by International Partner Buro (IPB), the major European company that specialises in providing 3D laser scanning and dimensional control to the world-wide Oil & Gas industry. The FARO Focus has helped to produce complete digital documentation of processing plants, rigs and other large facilities.

Read the full article here:



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