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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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 …]
England Legends Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Theo Walcott and James Milner took the place of the traditional four presidents of the United States of America last month. Nike planted a massive billboard on Cromwell Road in West London, taking over the largest advertising site in the UK.
The rock sculpture billboard idea began five months ago when each footballer had their face electronically scanned to produce a lifelike reproduction of the players.
The scanning of the football stars has been carried out using a FARO Laser ScanArm.
In the scope of FARO’s cooperation with the UCL FARO will be a part of the Bartlett Summer Show 2010, The Summer Show is the annual celebration of student work at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Over 450 students show innovative drawings, models, devices, texts, animations and installations.
FARO and Geomagic are organizing a joint User Group Meeting to provide Tips & Tricks for users of the FARO Laser ScanArm / Laser Scanner Photon and Geomagic. The event will take place at the FARO Office in Coventry on 22nd June.
Shades of Green, featured on the Discovery Channel, focuses on wind power and the key players involved in the industry, including FARO. Go behind the scenes to learn about numerous steps involved in building a wind turbine and how companies involved are making the world a ‘greener’ place.
The solution: a 3D IGES file from the Engineering department. TeZetCAD has developed an IGES tube converter. The converter can read out one or more tubes from a 3D IGES file and TeZetCAD can then generate the nominal bend data and coordinate system.
AGP had carried out 3D coordinate mapping projects on almost 400 buildings in Europe when they accepted a new challenge in 2008: to create 3D plans required for restoration of the World Heritage Site Abbey of Mont Saint Michel (France) – in less than 3 months!