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FARO Releases High-Resolution ScanArm for Forensic Anthropology and Crime Lab Applications

Published: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 16:47

(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for metrology, factory automation, product design, public safety, BIM/CIM, and 3D solutions and services, announces the launch of the FARO Forensic ScanArm solution, a tailored offering for crime lab and forensic anthropology applications.

The Forensic ScanArm solution consists of a FusionM ScanArm, coupled with 3D Systems’ Geomagic software and 3D printing solutions to enable high-resolution, noncontact scanning of forensic artifacts. The system features optically superior blue laser technology, combined with fast 3D scanning speed, to perform nondestructive, noncontact scanning of forensic artifacts, which are often fragile. This powerful solution simplifies workflows so users can 3D print replications of forensic artifacts to be used for solving crimes and in courtroom presentations. For forensic anthropology applications, users can perform tasks such as facial reconstruction and analysis using data from cranial scans. FARO will market this unique solution to forensics customers exclusively bundled with Geomagic software.

“The FARO Forensic ScanArm solution is ideally suited toward the unique requirements of forensic anthropologists, crime labs, coroners and medical examiners,” states Joe Arezone, Chief Commercial Officer of FARO. “By combining FARO’s best-in-class 3D scanning technology with 3D Systems’ Geomagic software offerings, the Forensic ScanArm provides a turnkey solution to digitize intricate forensic evidence. This solution allows users to piece together forensic evidence into a digital record for the purpose of victim identification, and ultimately in solving and prosecuting crimes. Our Forensic ScanArm solution allows law enforcement to perform analysis with greater accuracy and in a fraction of the time that would be required vs. conventional measurement and photographic methods. By 3D printing replicas of the evidence, compelling courtroom presentations can be put together.”

“By listening to our rapidly growing base of public safety–forensics customers, we have learned that thoroughly measuring and analyzing forensic evidence is of paramount importance,” Arezone adds. “Our noncontact measurement tools allow forensic labs to meet this requirement while minimizing the risk of damaging the evidence. It is now possible to produce accurate and permanent 3D digital documentation of evidence from which measurements can be taken and analysis can be performed days or even decades later. Through a deep understanding of our customers’ workflows, we can ensure that FARO’s solutions are optimized for application-specific demands.”

The FARO Forensic ScanArm solution is an important addition to FARO’s growing public safety–forensics portfolio, which includes the Focus3D X series of laser scanners and Freestyle3D hand-held scanner, along with FARO’s Reality and CADZone software that are used in crime scene investigations and traffic accident reconstructions worldwide. Hundreds of public safety and law enforcement agencies have placed their trust in FARO to provide innovative, reliable, and accurate solutions.

To learn more about the FARO Forensic ScanArm, along with all of FARO’s public safety–forensics hardware and software, simply schedule a personalized web demonstration by visiting http://www.faro.com/en-us/products/3d-documentation/faro-forensic-scanarm/overview.


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FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement and imaging devices and software. FARO’s portable equipment permits high-precision 3-D measurement, imaging, and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, 3-D documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes, and to generate digital scans of historic sites. Principal products include the FaroArm, the FARO Laser Tracker ION, FARO Laser ScanArm, FARO Laser Scanner, FARO Gage, and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software.