December 1, 2018
In today's fast-paced, digitized product development and manufacturing environment, product designs are more complex than ever and lead times are shorter, a combination that threatens to derail digitization efforts and quality control. Engineers need precise tools to bring physical measurements into their digital workflows.
With more than 30 years of experience, FARO® is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The U.S.-headquartered company, with offices worldwide, develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software for the following vertical markets:
- Factory Metrology
- 3D Design
- Construction BIM
- Public Safety Forensics
Design and test engineers can use FARO solutions to capture detailed and precise 3D data from existing products, permitting CAD analysis and redesign, as well as aftermarket design and legacy part replication. Their counterparts on the factory floor can rely on FARO for high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes.
In 2015, FARO disrupted the large CMM market with the Super 6DoF TrackArm solution that integrated the FARO Vantage tracker and the FaroArm®. It is capable of measuring or scanning over tens of meters with no loss in accuracy, no line of sight issues and simultaneous measurement by many operators.
This year, FARO introduced the 6Probe, a fully integrated hand-held probe for easily probing hidden, hard-to-reach features in hard-to-reach locations. This new functionality addresses a wide range of large-scale metrology applications across a variety of manufacturing focused industries.
FARO also broke new ground this year with the first arm-based solution to include high resolution, 3D color scanning capability. The FARO Design ScanArm® 2.5C enables parts and objects to be reconstructed and visualized as vividly as they appear in the real world. It allows design professionals to proceed with an even higher level of confidence and accelerates the completion of important projects.
FARO continues to expand its leadership as illustrated by its recent acquisition of Open Technologies, which offers a suite of structured light products that reduce time and effort for product design, reverse engineering, dimensional measurement as well as medical and dental.