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FARO Technologies, Inc.

250 Technology Park, Lake Mary, FL, 32746, USA

  • 800-736-0234

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Greg Richards
Phone: 407-562-5036
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FARO Technologies, Inc.

optics & photonics, robotics, test & measuring instruments

Hi-Res 3D Scanning Arm aids modeling, engineering applications.

May 18, 2016

FARO® Design ScanArm provides users with portable 3D scanning solution for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications across PLM process. While lightweight and maneuverable design allows for desktop mounting, UI facilitates operation regardless of skill level or 3D scanning experience. Blue laser technology delivers Hi-Res point cloud data and seamlessly scans challenging materials without requiring spray or targets.<br /> Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, optics & photonics, software

Laser Scanner System helps create fire-investigation reports.

April 11, 2016

With FARO Public Safety Laser Scanner and FireZone v10.6 software, fire investigators can measure and document fire scenes and minimize time they are exposed to hazardous investigation environments. Software creates diagrams from both manual measurements and 3D point clouds. Program&#39;s 2D/3D fire investigation tools and documentation features such as placards and bubble labels show location of evidence, photographs taken, and additional symbology in accordance with NFPA 170 standard. Read More

test & measuring instruments

3D Scan Localizer increases BIM as-built capture efficiency.

March 24, 2016

Mounted under FARO Focus(3D) laser scanner, FARO BIM Scan Localizer makes continuous 2D scans to provide detailed registration information. Functionality removes need for reference targets in overlap zones by users executing interior Building Information Modeling (BIM) scans. While moving laser scanner from one location to another, scan localizer tracks laser scanner&#39;s location; 3D scans are stitched together to provide complete interior building scan. Read More

laboratory and research supplies & equipment, test & measuring instruments

Automated Metrology Sensor provides in-process measurement.

January 14, 2016

Combining blue light projection, stereo cameras, and on-board processing, Cobalt 3D Imager captures and processes millions of 3D data points in seconds. Unlimited number of 3D imagers can be placed in array configurations virtually anywhere in manufacturing process &mdash; all scanning simultaneously and controlled by single computer. With high resolution, automatic exposure, and high dynamic range, Cobalt handles complex parts with fine details as well as varying colors, textures, and reflectivity. Read More


3D Metrology Software suits tactile probing applications.

December 3, 2015

Available for FaroArm® and FARO Laser Tracker product lines, CAM2® Measure 10 - Probing is engineered for users whose 3D data requirements are focused on tactile measurements, without need for point cloud data analysis. Software supports CAD and non-CAD inspection as well as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Program features image-guided measurement, automatic nominal association to various features, QuickTools, and intuitive user interface. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, optics & photonics, test & measuring instruments

Short-Range Laser Scanner offers accurate, high-speed measurement.

December 1, 2015

With its range of up to 30 m, FOCUS(3D) X 30 Laser Scanner accelerates straightforward measurements of such interiors as small architectural façades, complex structures, crime scenes, mechanical rooms, and production and supply facilities. Portable unit incorporates Class 1, eye-safe laser and offers real-time view of recorded data. Applications include architectural preservation, as-built documentation, building information modelling (BIM), engineering, facility management, and forensics.<br /> Read More

optics & photonics, test & measuring instruments

Handheld 3D Laser Scanner delivers 1 mm accuracy at 1 m range.

September 22, 2015

Through intuitive data acquisition, FARO Freestyle(3D) X transforms how Law Enforcement, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries document 3D data. Handheld unit incorporates automatic flash mode, which enables users to scan objects in variety of lighting conditions. Software tools deliver intensely detailed visualization of created 3D point cloud, while integrated best-point filter optimizes quality of scan data by minimizing noise. Read More


3D Metrology Software enables simultaneous measurements.

July 2, 2015

Available for FaroArm, FARO® ScanArm, FARO® Laser Tracker, and FARO® 3D Imager, CAM2 Measure 10.5 connects multiple 3D measurement devices, within same coordinate system, and simultaneously scans into single seat of software on one computer. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing provides streamlined analysis and visual reporting. Workflow efficiencies are maximized with ability to automate repeat inspections by programming data analysis to automatically occur after measurements are taken.<br /> Read More


BIM Software streamlines as-built to BIM workflows.

April 8, 2015

Accelerating and simplifying analysis and design of laser scan data directly in Autodesk Revit®, PointSense optimizes evaluation and conversion of point cloud data to Building Information Modeling. Program provides extraction and alignment of architectural walls; creation of Revit® family types such as doors, windows, beams, construction lines, and ground models; real 3D snap-to-point clouds; plane detection; and scaled ortho-image generation. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals

Handheld 3D Laser Scanner meets portability demands.

January 12, 2015

Equipped with MS Surface&trade; tablet, Freestyle3D offers real-time visualization by letting user view point cloud data as it is captured. Unit scans at distances up to 3 m and captures up to 88K points/sec with better than 1.5 mm accuracy. While self-compensating optical system allows immediate scanning without requiring any warm up time, memory-scan technology lets users pause scanning at any time and resume where they left off without requiring use of artificial targets. Read More


Mobile Geometric Measurement Software aids large part inspection.

November 19, 2014

FARO CAM2 SmartInspect v1.2 enables basic geometric measurement, without CAD, for laser trackers and measuring arms. Able to interface with FARO Laser Trackers, portable software is optimized to run on all Windows®-based touch PCs or touchpads, which lets users interact with inspection data and measurement devices. Along with voice operation and audible feedback, features include Move Device&trade;, which lets users move their device during operation to measure part from different positions. Read More


Diagramming Software supports law enforcement operations.

October 10, 2014

Comprising Crime Zone, Crash Zone, Fire Zone, and Insurance Zone, FARO CAD Zone Release 10 enables creation of courtroom-ready 2D and 3D drawings and animations from scanner data, point cloud data, total station data, and manual measurements. Program provides advanced graphic settings with lighting, shadow, highlights, and glass-transparency effects; satellite image clean-up tools to erase unwanted vehicles or other objects; and terrain mapping for aerial draping over 3D points. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Portable Measurement System offers fat scan rate HD data clarity.

September 8, 2014

Edge ScanArm HD combines FARO® Laser Line Probe HD high-definition 3D scanner with FARO Edge measuring arm. This contact/non-contact system lets users seamlessly scan across diverse surface materials, regardless of contrast, reflectivity, or part complexity, and without any special coatings or target placement. While crosshair feature and LED Rangefinder facilitate use, features such as scan stripe width, frame rate, and blue laser with noise reduction technology enhance productivity. Read More

software, vision systems

Laser Scanning Software provides targetless scan registration.

June 10, 2014

Designed for use with Laser Scanner Focus (3D) X Series, SCENE v5.3 delivers scan registration by eliminating artificial targets, such as spheres and checkerboards. Top View Based registration allows for targetless positioning of scans, while Cloud to Cloud registration enables user to position scans accurately under difficult conditions. With Layout Image Overlay process, users can place scan data in geographical context using image files, CAD drawings, or maps. Read More


Metrology Software offers contact/non-contact solution.

May 8, 2014

Available for FaroArm®, FARO® ScanArm, and FARO® Laser Tracker, FARO® CAM2® Measure v10.3 offers single, intuitive solution for tactile measurement, scanning, and point cloud management. Features such as Cross Section Analysis, Point Cloud Registration, Deviation Markers, and Live Color Scan support and boost user experience in data collection and point cloud analysis. Software is suited for inspection of free and complex forms as well as soft or flexible materials. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals

Mobile Laser Scanner combines power and flexibility.

March 10, 2014

With 130 m scanning range, compact and portable Focus(3D) X 130 delivers flexibility to measure objects and buildings via laser scanning in indoor and outdoor environments. Device offers real-time views of recorded data and, with integrated GPS receiver, can correlate individual scans in post-processing. Supplied with class 1 eye safe laser, product features touchscreen for facilitated operation and has 4.5 hr battery runtime. SD-card storage capability further enhances mobility. Read More


Scan Processing Software renders fully detailed 3D visualizations.

November 18, 2013

Apart from sharpness, SCENE v5.2 improves 3D views by reducing color differences due to inhomogeneous light conditions. Color Balancing smoothens transition between individual scans with overlapping areas. Reducing volume of data without noticeable compromise to visualization, homogenization tool eliminates coordinate points with distance of <1.5 mm from each other. Other functions provide options to manipulate scan data, recognize natural registration marks, and perform fine registration. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals

Laser Scanner supports 3D documentation and land surveying.

October 17, 2013

Equipped with Class 1 eye-safe laser, Focus3D X 330 can scan objects up to 330 m away and in direct sunlight. Unit includes touchscreen, SD card, and 4.5-hr battery life. With integrated GPS receiver, scanner can correlate individual scans in post-processing, making it suited for surveying based applications. Three dimensional scan data can be imported into commonly used software for accident reconstruction, architecture, civil engineering, construction, forensics, and industrial manufacturing. Read More


Software as a Service stores 3D documentation data on cloud.

October 17, 2013

Directly hosted by FARO, SCENE WebShare Cloud enables scanned projects to be viewed and shared with different project partners, without requiring software or server. Distances and areas can be analyzed precisely, directly on-screen, using measurement tools. Data and measurements remain available long-term and independently of computer. When using SCENE WebShare Cloud, correct server capacity is always available, regardless of accessed users or data stored. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Measurement System captures data despite less than ideal surfaces.

September 13, 2013

Edge ScanArm ES contact/non-contact portable measurement system combines flexibility of FaroArm® and power of Laser Line Probe. Enhanced Scanning Technology (EST) aids in scanning challenging surfaces; materials with dark or reflective optical qualities can be scanned without need for sprays or surface coatings. While filtering algorithms automatically adjust and optimize scanning parameters, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode allows simultaneous scanning of materials with contrasting colors. Read More

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