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.

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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.
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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 ...]

Apr
04
2014

Law Enforcement goes 3D laser scanning at 3D Documentation Conference

This mornings highlight: 3D Documentation and laser scanning in Law Enforcement.

David Dustin, a US forensic expert from Dustin production presented this morning in the Andechs Abbey the usage of 3D laser scanning for many kinds of law enforcement applications. Amazing presentation!

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Apr
04
2014

3D Documentation Conference – from the Middle Ages into the future

Yesterday’s impressions from the workshops and brainSTORMING at FARO’s 3D Documentation Conference in Andechs – from the Middle Ages into the bright future of 3D laser scanning…

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