Coordinate Measurement Machine provides easy portability.

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Titanium FaroArm® provides measurement capabilities, with accuracy to .001 in., to inspect, reverse engineer, or perform CAD-to-Part-analysis on parts, fixtures, and assemblies. Series interfaces with all FARO CAM2® software and includes universal 3.5 in. mounting ring with magnetic mount. Neutrally buoyant machine includes internal counter-balancing, as well as overload sensors that sound alerts when users stress one of 6 axes.



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FARO Ships New Titanium FaroArm Series



Lake Mary, Fla. - October 29, 2002 -- FARO Technologies, Inc. announced the release of its Titanium FaroArm® - the latest addition to the Company's new generation of portable coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) pioneered by the Platinum FaroArm® introduced in September. The Titanium offers all of the new ergonomic advantages of the Platinum Series, but with the price and accuracy of the Company's former Gold FaroArm Series.

"It was designed for manufacturers who want portable measurement, reverse-engineering capabilities and the ergonomics of the flagship Platinum FaroArm, but with intermediate accuracy at an entry-level price," said Simon Raab, President & CEO of FARO.

The Titanium FaroArm's precision and lightweight construction mean that shop floor personnel now have an affordable, portable, solution for the majority of their measurement needs. The Titanium enables anyone, anywhere to inspect, reverse engineer or perform CAD-to-Part-analysis on parts, fixtures and assemblies with remarkable accuracy.

The Titanium series interfaces with all FARO CAM2® software for applications in metal forming, molding, fabricating, casting and assembly. And with the Arm's universal 3.5" mounting ring with an available magnetic mount, quality control personnel can attach the Titanium directly on the machinery that manufactures the part.

Users will also appreciate that the Titanium FaroArm offers fatigue-free usage. FARO engineered the Arm to be much lighter than a standard portable CMM, and "neutrally buoyant" by including internal counter-balancing. To help ensure the most accurate and consistent measurements possible, the Titanium series is equipped with overload sensors that sound an alert when users stress one of the six axis.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

o Accuracy to .001 inches; superior production quality, lower scrap costs

o Lightweight and completely portable: True "measure anywhere" performance

o 3.5" mounting ring for quick mounting and release on granite or metal surfaces: "Mount-it-where-you-make-it" convenience; less downtime

o Ergonomic design and internal counter-balancing: Comfortable stress-free usage

o Universal quick probe calibration: Simple user calibration for a large variety of probes

o Overload sensors at each joint warn of high-handling force during usage: Ensures Arm will maintain optimum precision

About FARO

FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) and its international subsidiaries design, develop, and market software and portable, computerized measurement devices. The Company's products allow manufacturers to perform three-dimensional inspections of parts and assemblies on the shop floor. This helps eliminate manufacturing errors, and thereby increases productivity and profitability for a variety of industries in FARO's worldwide customer base. Principal products include the FARO Gage®, Titanium and Platinum FaroArms®, Control Station® measurement system, the Laser Tracker® and a CAM2® family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software. FARO Technologies is ISO 9001 certified and Guide 25 approved. Learn more at www.faro.com.

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