Students benefit from using ‘real-world’ FARO Edge ScanArm HD

FARO’s Edge ScanArm HD has recently been used by Furness College students to inspect and reverse engineer complex parts and surfaces into 3D models. Furness College has recently invested in a new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center and its main aim is to help students gain the qualifications they need to be able to work in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, nuclear and biopharmaceuticals.

The logical nature of FARO’s CAM2 Measure 10 software and the simplicity of our FARO Edge ScanArm HD, has given these students the opportunity to master the system’s operation and to fully understand the results that they achieve.

To learn more read the whole story.




Augmented reality for quality assurance

Augmented reality is where reality is enhanced by computer generated information, such as providing additional information about the real world visible to the user, displaying the information using glasses, by projecting directly onto real objects using a video projector or laser projector, or by overlaying a video image with additional information, captured using a camera.

To discover more about augmented reality read the full article:


FARO wishes you all a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Its the beginning of a New Year and we have a special message from our Co-Founder, CEO and President, FARO® Technologies , Simon Raab. Learn how FARO is prepared to make digital engineering and construction more efficient with its innovative hardware and software technologies in the coming year!


The World’s first 3D printed Ship Propeller

FARO’s ScanArm has recently been used by Ramlab to create the world’s first 3D printed ship propeller.

Watch the short video here:




Treemetrics Ltd uses the FARO Focus

Treemetrics has recently used the FARO Focus Laser Scanner to enable forester owners, managers and consultants to enhance the profitability and sustainability of their forests. Watch the short video or book a web demo below:



The FARO Cobalt Array Imager

The EPSRC Future Metrology Hub has been searching for ways to develop measurement equipment on the machine, which is still independent of the manufacturing process but does not have to be manoeuvred into place. An example of such technology is the FARO Cobalt Array Imager.

Many organisations in the past would machine and form their parts using machine tools and measure regularly but randomly selected parts on a measurement machine.  However, with this method there were possibilities of inaccuracies that would greatly add to the total manufacturing time and overall to costs.

For this reason Metrology technology has been drifting towards non- contact, optical or laser systems and wanting less human interference and higher accuracy.


FARO’s Advent Calendar!

Countdown to Christmas with FARO’s online Advent Calendar! Join in our Christmas competition fun! For the chance to win an iPad show us how FARO helps optimize your processes by sharing your application picture and posting it on Facebook or Twitter before the 11th December.

Don’t forget to link @faroeurope and add the hashtag #FAROXmas to your picture for your chance to win!

The top three images will be shown in our Advent Calendar and the winner will be announced through our calendar on 23rd December! We look forward to seeing your pictures!


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:



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