Sep
18
2014

FARO @ ICE BIM Conference!

FARO UK is happy to announce that we will be taking part at the ICE BIM Conference 2014!

Taking place on the 29th October, we will be presenting our revolutionary, high speed FARO Laser Scanner Focus 3D for 3D measurement and 3D image documentaiton together with the accompanying SCENE software for processing and managing scanned data easily and efficiently by using automatic object recognition as well as scan registration and positioning.

Date: 29th October 2014
Location: Lancaster London
Lancaster Terrace
London
W2 2TY

For more information visit the event website or email uk@faroeurope.com …we look forward to welcoming you!

Sep
11
2014

FARO @ TCT Live 2014

FARO UK is happy to announce that we will be exhibiting at TCT Live, Birmingham from 30th September – 2nd October 2014!

TCT Live 2014 will give you the chance to see FARO’s cutting-edge metrology products, including the all-new FARO Edge ScanArm HD, the world’s most affordable, high performance contact /non-contact portable measurement system on the market and the revolutionary high speed FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D for detailed 3D modeling and image documentation.

TCT Live is an essential event for all involved in the concept, design, specification and manufacturing process , and offers a great opportunity to learn all about the latest and greatest in Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and other cutting edge product development software and technology.

Date: 30th September – 2nd October 2014
Stand: B24
Location: NEC Birmingham

Come along to see FARO’s brand new Laser Line Probe HD, and many more exciting products!
Visit the official exhibition website or email uk@faroeurope.com for more information.

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Aug
18
2014

Laser Scanning The World’s Largest Fossil Oyster Reef

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About 16,500,000 years ago giant oysters, sea-cows and sharks thrived along the coast of the Parathethys Sea. The deposits of which are currently exposed in the ‘Korneuburg Basin’ in Austria, not far from Vienna. And this worldwide and unique fossil site contains over 650 animal and plant species from a long gone ecosystem.

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Aug
07
2014

Video: New Cloud-to-Cloud Feature with Scene 5.3

A new feature of FARO Scene 5.3 is Cloud-to-Cloud registration, which opens up new opportunities for users to position their scans quickly and accurately, even under difficult conditions.

Si Horton, 3D Documentation Engineer at FARO, talks us through how to use this brand new feature.

Aug
04
2014

FARO Announces CAD Zone Acquisition!

FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technology and we are committed to furthering our offering in the law enforcement market.

In order to meet the needs of this market and provide a compelling integrated 3D documentation solution, FARO has acquired CAD Zone, Inc., a leading software provider in the law enforcement, accident and crime scene reconstruction market.

CAD Zone

FARO laser scanning technology will be integrated with CAD Zone’s point cloud software application, in order to provide turnkey solutions for forensic applications and create the right 3D documentation solution.

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Jul
31
2014

Video: New CAD Overview Feature with Scene 5.3

Si Horton, 3D Documentation Engineer at FARO, talks us through the new CAD Overview feature of the recently launched FARO Scene 5.3 software.

The new software, specifically designed for the FARO Focus3D, comes with a host of brand new features and enables you to scan data more easily and efficiently.

Jul
15
2014

Rome Church Restoration Using FARO 3D Scanning

Surely restoring a historical Church can’t be an easy task? Well, a recent project has used FARO 3D Laser Scanning Technology to simplify and speed up this process.

The 3D imaging system has been used to create point cloud models of the church in the Italian capital, revolutionising the restoration process. This has meant that the team of architects has been saved from carrying out a task which would have needed a great deal of both time and patience.

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Jul
11
2014

The World’s Largest Sub-Sea Road Tunnel.

In Norway’s fourth largest city Stavanger the site for the world’s longest sub-sea road tunnel is situated, named the Ryfast tunnel project. The project consists of three tunnels and aims to establish a permanent road link between Ryfylke and Jaeren and hopes also to tackle the traffic problems through the northern parts of the city centre.

The Solbakk tunnel is the main tunnel being constructed with a total length of 14km and construction began in August 2013. The two headings being excavated by drill and blast will reach a maximum depth of 290m below sea level (Statens Vegvesen, 2013).

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Jul
07
2014

Vivienne Westwood and ScanLab: The First Ever Laser Scanned Photo-shoot

Architecture, law-enforcement, petrochemical plants and even Felix Baumgartner’s “jump from space”, Laser Scanning has been applied in a variety of ways. And now the first ever laser scanned photo-shoot has been documented.

Vivienne Westwood and London studio ScanLab have teamed up to produce the laser scan of the photo-shoot, with ScanLab able to produce a high resolution point cloud of data of the set. The photo-shoot took place over one day and produced some very interesting results.

Click here to see the original article and video by Marcus Fairs! (June 26th, 2014)

Apr
23
2014

Mobile mapping for everyone!

The new FARO Focus mobile mapping kit provides access to the technology of mobile mapping for every FARO Focus 3D user.

As a low cost do-it-yourself solution, the mobile mapping kit offers an affordable, efficient and precise tool to all users who want to explore the world of mobile mapping.

After the first presentation of the do-it-yourself mobile mapping concept at the Faro user meeting in Strasbourg (2013) the development and research has continued and the idea has evolved into a unique solution. The mobile mapping kit uses a cost effective and high precision Applanix AP15 (Inertial Navigation System) and includes a free to use plugin app for FARO SCENE.
Mobile mapping for everyone

With the new Helical app it is possible to merge the vehicles trajectory with the helical scan data directly in SCENE. Also calibration procedures have been developed that can be performed easily by the system operator at any time. This ensures that the FARO Laser Scanner can be detached whenever needed so that there is no permanent installation required. This allows the user to operate his scanner in all modes and therefore to maximize the benefits of a FARO laser scanner. [Read more ...]



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