LAKE MARY, Fla., October 25, 2007 - FARO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FARO), the world market leader in portable computer-aided measurement arms and laser tracker sales, announced the first North American sale of the Quantum FaroArm, only two weeks after its debut at the Quality Expo.
The buyer, Leading Edge Aerospace, Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, currently uses multiple Platinum FaroArms and FARO Laser Trackers. Owner and President Stan Unruh stated:
"The Quantum FaroArm allows us to expand our quality assurance services and provide ur customers with the highest accuracy available in a portable arm. We are committed to continuous improvement and investing in FARO's newest device continues our pledge of high quality products and creative solutions."
Users simply guide the Arm's touch-probe along the surface of the object to be measured. The Quantum's laptop computer simultaneously illustrates the 3-D measurements on-screen and records all of the data. It creates a 3-D "blueprint" of a part or machine components, making it an all-in-one portable tool for performing inspections, tool certification, CAD-to-Part analysis, or reverse engineering.
It is the first eight-foot arm proven to measure accurately to within .0007" - a fifth the width of a human hair - and continues the FaroArm tradition of eclipsing competitive models in every category.
"The Quantum FaroArm has a combination of features not found on any other device," FARO President and CEO Jay Freeland said. "It defies the limits of portable metrology, makes measurements easier and more precise, and gives customers like Leading Edge Aerospace a high confidence level in their ability to bring top-quality parts and products to market more quickly."
About Leading Edge Aerospace
Leading Edge Aerospace (LEA) provides contract measurement service to the general aviation industry. Specializing in aerospace tooling with conventional and high temperature composite tools and machine tools, Leading Edge provides comprehensive program management and large, turnkey tooling and machined component programs. The Company is capable of fabricating full families of composite tooling, aircraft details and mechanical assembly components.
As a small, privately owned business, LEA has more than 40 years of experience in the aerospace industry and is committed to providing customers with craftsmanship, experience, and quality. Their mission is to be a first class supplier for the services they offer by providing unequaled value by going the extra step to insure quality and delivery to customers in a timely manner.
With more than 13,500 installations and 6,500 customers globally, FARO Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, and markets portable, computerized measurement devices and software used to create digital models - or to perform evaluations against an existing model - for anything requiring highly detailed 3-D measurements, including part and assembly inspection, factory planning and asset documentation, as well as specialized applications ranging from surveying, recreating accident sites and crime scenes to digitally preserving historical sites.
FARO's technology increases productivity by dramatically reducing the amount of on-site measuring time, and the various industry-specific software packages enable users to process and present their results quickly and more effectively.
Principal products include the world's best-selling portable measurement arm - the FaroArm; the world's best-selling laser tracker - the FARO Laser Tracker; the FARO Laser ScanArm; FARO Laser Scanner LS; the FARO Gage, Gage-PLUS and PowerGAGE; and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software. FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025 laboratory registered.
Learn more at www.faro.com.