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(FARO Technologies: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO has announced the availability of the Cobalt Design structured-light scanner product family. Structured-light scanning technology uses projected-light patterns with a camera system to capture large areas at once and, as a result, significantly reduces data-capture time and delivers quicker results.

Cobalt Design, combined with the recently introduced RevEng software platform, delivers a one-stop, comprehensive digital design solution where small to medium objects can be scanned with precision and in color with multiple levels of resolution. It is the first color structured-light scanner from FARO specifically developed for design applications and is ideal for scanning complex surfaces, especially highly detailed organic shapes. Cobalt Design addresses a variety of design requirements, including reverse engineering, prototype design, packaging design, digital cataloging, and even jewelry and fashion design.

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(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO, the world’s most trusted source for imaging for 3D measurement, and imaging solutions for 3D manufacturing and construction BIM, announces the release of the advanced BuildIT 2019 software suite. BuildIT 2019 represents the logical evolution of the industry-proven BuildIT platform, which has provided exceptional value across a variety of industries. It offers three individual products, each specifically designed for the most challenging quality inspection, manufacturing, and assembly or construction applications. Each product includes the most flexible and intuitive user interface in the industry.

Although the BuildIT 2019 solution suite is tightly integrated with FARO hardware products to enable a best-in-class FARO solution experience, it also enables consistent, high-quality outcomes for non-FARO hardware products.

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(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for public safety, and STORMBEE, a pioneer in Mobile UAV technology, have partnered to offer an integrated, cost-effective airborne 3D scanning solution specifically designed to quickly gather large-area data for crash scene documentation, security preplanning, and military applications. This integrated solution includes the best-in-class FARO Focus laser scanner, the STORMBEE S series UAV, and BEEFLEX software suite.

Document large areas in record time

The FARO–STORMBEE airborne solution enables wide-area scanning missions, such as highways, train infrastructure, and buildings. While these would take days when scanned from the ground, they can now be completed in just hours without interrupting traffic or setting foot in a zone of interest. Additionally, this airborne solution further enhances productivity by allowing users to capture complex environments that traditionally would be inaccessible to ground-based scanning. Levels of accuracy and detail from the air are exceptional. The data can then download to FARO Zone for crash reconstruction, security preplanning, and military reconnaissance.

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(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO, trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, construction BIM, and public safety forensics, announces the release of the next generation of FARO Laser Trackers, the 6DoF Vantage product family with 6Probe.

In 2015, FARO disrupted the large coordinate measuring machine (CMM) market with the powerful Super 6DoF TrackArm solution that integrated the FARO Vantage tracker and the FaroArm. This patented, comprehensive solution 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.

Today, FARO is proud to introduce the 6Probe, a fully integrated handheld probe for easily probing hidden, hard-to-reach features in hard-to-reach locations. Together, the Super 6DoF TrackArm and the 6Probe offer the most complete solution portfolio at an unbeatable price for every measurement need, large and small. This new functionality addresses a wide range of large scale metrology applications across a variety of manufacturing-focused industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, heavy equipment, and shipbuilding

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(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for public safety forensics and factory metrology, announces the availability of FARO ScanPlan, a solution for fast and easy mapping of floor plans. This next generation 2D handheld mapper is specifically designed to enhance the effectiveness of public safety professionals such as emergency responders, fire and crime scene investigators and security managers. It is ideal for real time capturing and diagramming of 2D floor plans for threat assessment, pre-incident planning and fire protection engineering across a range of places and activities that includes sporting and cultural events, shopping malls, critical infrastructure and schools and college campuses.

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(FARO Industries: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, and 3D machine vision applications, announces the release of the FARO CAM2 2018 software platform, specifically designed to enable users to realize the highest value and level of performance with all FARO metrology products across the automotive, aerospace, machine tools, and metal-fabrication industries.

CAM2 2018 elevates the end user experience through a seamless integration with FARO portable coordinate measuring machine products, an advanced user interface that streamlines and simplifies most inspection activities, and new reporting dashboards that facilitate short cycle, actionable intelligence.

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(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology and public safety forensics, announces the availability of the next generation of the FARO Zone 3D software platform (https://www.faro.com/products/public-safety-forensics/faro-zone-3d/), FARO Zone 3D 2018. The FARO Zone 3D platform is specifically designed to enable investigators and security professionals to enhance the quality of site and evidence capture, documentation, reconstruction, and analysis, for crime, crash, fire, and security applications.

FARO Zone 3D 2018 is the first VR-enabled software solution for law enforcement and forensics professionals that provides a comprehensive platform for documenting, analyzing, and reconstructing scenes that includes powerful forensic analysis, 3D diagramming, and animation tools.

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(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, construction BIM/CIM, product design, public safety forensics, and 3D solutions applications, announces the availability of the FARO Visual Inspect product family. This innovative platform enables large, complex 3D computer-aided design (CAD) data to be transferred to an iPad and then used for mobile visualization and comparison to real-world conditions. To watch an overview video, go to https://tech.faro.com/visual-inspect. This enables real time, actionable manufacturing insight through earlier-stage error-detection in the production, construction, or design processes. For more information, go to http://www.faro.com/visual-inspect.

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(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO, a global  source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, construction BIM/CIM, public safety-forensics, and 3D machine vision applications, has introduced the new FARO QuantumS FaroArm. This introduction extends FARO leadership in value and performance in the manufacturing inspection process through best-in-class performance and durability, enhanced ergonomics, and extreme portability. Live web demonstrations can be scheduled here.

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A researcher from the University of Cambridge recently worked on the Bonavista Peninsula to get a better understanding of what’s left of some of the oldest organisms in the history of life on earth.

Paleontologist Emily Mitchell used portable 3D metrology equipment from FARO and Manchester Metrology Ltd. to map thousands of large, complex fossils—dating from about 560 million years ago—along the coastline in Little Catalina, Newfoundland, Canada.


Paleontologist Emily Mitchell

“They’re very complicated and they’re very large; they can be up to a meter long and they’re really, really weird-looking,” says Mitchell. “They don’t look like animals, and they don’t look like plants, and they don’t look like fungi or mushrooms and as a result it’s very hard to work out what they actually were.”


Mitchell and other researchers mapping fossils along the coastline in Little Catalina