Jun
28
2010

Did you know … That you can scan using the iPad?

The team from Laser Scanning Europe is explaining how the FARO Laser Scanner Photon can be controlled using the iPad.

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Jun
25
2010

Clean air challenges in closed rooms

Hygie-tech SA offers true real time fluid dynamics simulations to solve problems in the field of clean room management and contamination control across a wide range of heavily regulated and quality- focussed industries. The pharma, bio/medtech, electronics and food industries all need to create and maintain sterile or hygienic conditions. The tiniest particles of dust can ruin an electronics production batch while infectious airborne germs pose serious health risks in hospitals and the food industry.

Thanks to Hygie-tech SA’s innovative software and an efficient FARO-based workflow, clients across a wide range of industries can now optimise their HVAC and other parameters to control contamination cost-effectively.

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Jun
23
2010

FARO & Aberlink Open House at Eastcombe (UK) on 8th July 2010

FARO and Aberlink are organizing an Open House in Eastcombe on 8th July. Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of FARO’s portable CMM and CAM2 Q measurement software as well as Aberlink’s software.

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Jun
22
2010

UCL research group exhibit 3D scan captured by FARO Photon at London’s Royal Academy Summer Show

Experimental design practice ‘sixteen*(makers)’ based at University College London have been given a prime position in the architecture room at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Show. Curated by Sir David Chipperfield, over 200 exhibits from many of the UK’s leading design practices have been selected by the award winning designer “to shed light on the common language on which all architects draw”. The work by sixteen*(makers) presents an exported high resolution view from a 3D scan of their recently completed building known as 55/02. The scan was captured on a FARO Laser Scanner Photon 120 currently on loan from FARO to UCL for collaborative research in engineering and architecture. 55/02 was designed as an experimental collaboration with steel fabrication firm Stahlbogen GmbH for a remote site within Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland UK. The work was completed in June 2009 with many of the final design decisions made in the process of manufacture without revising the drawn model. Equipped with the Photon 120 the designers returned to Kielder early this year and captured the projects final iteration as a scan. Bob Sheil, senior lecturer at UCL and partner in sixteen*(makers) says “In construction, the as-built is invariably different to the as-designed. Changes and alterations are made in the course of assembly by numerous agencies, some deliberate, some accidental, some circumstantial. In this regard, 3D scanning offers both the designer and the maker a powerful tool to understand the invisible traces between the ideal and the real. It becomes even more fascinating when these differences are understood and exploited”.

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Jun
18
2010

Successful MACH Show for FARO UK

Launch of partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and large order intake from 3D Scantech

Coventry, 18th June 2010 – FARO, the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, has seen a huge success at this year’s MACH which took place at the NEC, Birmingham from 7th – 11th June 2010.

David Homewood, Area Vice President for the UK, France and Benelux is highly satisfied with the outcome of the show, “MACH is the most established showcase for UK manufacturing. It is the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, and we have seen a very high level of interest in our products. We noticed that visitors are more and more educated and have deep understanding of the technology. Especially our FARO ScanArm received very positive feedback.”

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Jun
16
2010

FARO Open House at KITS, Brighouse (UK), on 6th July 2010

FARO is hosting an Open House at KITS (Junction25 Conference and Meeting Venue) in Brighouse on 6th July. Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of FARO’s portable CMM FaroArm and ScanArm, FARO Gage, FARO Laser Tracker and software solutions.

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Jun
14
2010

Pointools 3D Models Help NASA

Software from Pointools is being used to create 3D walk through models to explore the viability of laser scanning on the Moon and Mars. Researchers from Navajo Technical College together with representatives from NASA and New Mexico Tech laser scanned a volcanic formation in New Mexico gathering 240 million individual measurements. Using Pointools software, the data was processed to create an immersive and interactive 3D computer model from which NASA scientists can assess the potential of laser scanning for future missions.

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Jun
10
2010

Six-figure Sale for FARO UK at MACH

FARO announces a significant sales including multiple measuring systems to their long-standing customer and partner 3D Scantech Limited who will also launch a rental programme for FARO equipment.

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Jun
10
2010

Take a picture – get an iPod

We are awarding a prize for the best application picture

We would like to see how you are using FARO equipment! Send us a picture which shows your FARO product in action. The sender of the best application picture will receive a free iPod (16GB) and will be promoted in our newsletter and on our website. The picture might also be used in one of our product brochures.

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Jun
08
2010

Airbus Selects FARO as a Key Supplier of Laser Trackers

Airbus Selects FARO as a Key Supplier of Laser TrackersAirbus to Acquire 62 FARO Laser Tracker IONs for the Airbus A350 Project

FARO, the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, and Airbus, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, announced today that they have signed a five-year agreement for FARO to be a key supplier of laser trackers and measurement accessories for the new Airbus A350 project assembly line. This agreement includes 62 FARO Laser Tracker ION™ units and also covers Airbus’ key system providers for fixtures and production systems.

Airbus has been a long-standing FARO customer and this agreement complements the 33 units in operation since 2002, which includes the assembly of the A380’s main body section (fuselage) in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. [Read more …]



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