Blog Articles

  • Scanning in color: the first high-resolution color 3D scanner

    Scanning in color: the first high-resolution color 3D scanner

    In 1939, moviegoers were surprised and delighted to see moving pictures shown not in grayscale, but in resplendent color. In 2018, users of 3D scanners can experience that same thrill. Scanning har...

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  • [UPDATE] CAM2 2019 - the smartest 3D measurement software

    [UPDATE] CAM2 2019 - the smartest 3D measurement software

    Today, May 23, 2019, we have announced the release of FARO CAM2 2019 Software. CAM2 2019 is designed to enable users of FARO metrology hardware products to realize the highest level of measurement...

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  • Laser safety education comes into focus at conference

    Laser safety education comes into focus at conference

    The Laser Institute of America (LIA) recently awarded FARO Technologies, Inc. its prestigious ALSE Award for Achievement in Laser Safety Education in Specialized Manufacturing & Services during its...

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  • What to see at EASTEC 2019: the latest in manufacturing & metrology

    What to see at EASTEC 2019: the latest in manufacturing & metrology

    Advanced manufacturing technology intersects with longstanding tradition at this biannual event and, now in its 35th year, EASTEC is celebrating the historical importance of Northeast manufacturing...

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  • Live presentations at SPAR3D & AEC Next - 3D reality capture for AEC

    Live presentations at SPAR3D & AEC Next - 3D reality capture for AEC

    SPAR3D Expo & Conference is the premier international event for the commercial application of 3D technologies focused on 3D sensing, 3D processing and 3D visualization tools. From sensing with dron...

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  • RAPID + TCT 2019 Recap: Bringing 3D design to life

    RAPID + TCT 2019 Recap: Bringing 3D design to life

    Did you miss RAPID + TCT, the industry's most comprehensive additive manufacturing event? We have you covered...

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  • 3 ways to use ScanPlan & Focus for efficient scene capture

    3 ways to use ScanPlan & Focus for efficient scene capture

    Laser Scanner owners know the Focus helps capture an exact replica of a scene in 3D. But, did you know it can be paired with the ScanPlan 2D Handheld Mapper to make scene documentation even more ef...

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  • Is "close" good enough for horseshoes?

    Is "close" good enough for horseshoes?

    When it comes to making horseshoes, the phrase “Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades” is just not true. A precisely manufactured horseshoe is vital when it comes to horse health and...

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  • 3D reality capture for oil & gas industry - live presentations at OTC 2019

    3D reality capture for oil & gas industry - live presentations at OTC 2019

    FARO is proud to be an exhibitor demonstrating the most advanced technology to address today’s imminent issues and needs for the oil and gas industry at OTC 2019.

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  • Q&A: the role of 3D laser scanning in historic preservation

    Q&A: the role of 3D laser scanning in historic preservation

    Even as we innovate for the future, it’s critical to preserve and protect the places and structures that have shaped our communities. We talked with John Smits, who has more than 30 years'...

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  • IAAI 2019: Highlights from the conference for fire investigation professionals

    IAAI 2019: Highlights from the conference for fire investigation professionals

    IAAI, the global leader in fire investigation training, hosted their annual conference right in FARO HQ's backyard this year, in Florida. Check out the technology highlights from the show.

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  • From accident to arson: new tech identifies sources of house fire

    From accident to arson: new tech identifies sources of house fire

    Check out the recent report from 9NEWS on how a FARO 3D Laser Scanner was used to investigate a fire that killed three people, including a 4-year-old, and lead to the indictment of two caretaker.

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  • Freightliner Custom Chassis reduces rework with large-scale 3D tech

    Freightliner Custom Chassis reduces rework with large-scale 3D tech

    Located in Gaffney, South Carolina, Freightliner Custom Chassis is the leading manufacturer of diesel motorhome, walk-in van, commercial bus and school bus chassis in North America. Freightliner cu...

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  • [UPDATE] ScanPlan 2D Handheld Mapper for AEC professionals

    [UPDATE] ScanPlan 2D Handheld Mapper for AEC professionals

    Today, April 2, 2019, we have announced a firmware update to the FARO ScanPlan 2D Handheld Mapper to meet the workflows of AEC professionals. See the full announcement...

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  • FaroArm brings dummies to life for ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham

    FaroArm brings dummies to life for ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham

    Watch as Jeff Dunham, a well-known and hilarious ventriloquist, shows in real-time how he 3D scans his clay models, creates digital files and then 3D prints his dummies (aka puppets)!

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  • Durham Police: saving time, solving crimes

    Durham Police: saving time, solving crimes

    Time is of the essence at the scene of a crash. Check out the video to hear Durham Police on how they traded in their total station for a FARO 3D scanner. Now they don't have to close roadways down...

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  • What's new with BuildIT Projector 2019

    What's new with BuildIT Projector 2019

    Dive into the new features of the latest release of FARO BuildIT Projector 2019 - the latest release of our modern and intuitive software used to generate and plan laser projection workflows.

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  • What's new with BuildIT Metrology 2019

    What's new with BuildIT Metrology 2019

    Dive into the new features of the latest release of FARO BuildIT Metrology 2019 - the latest release of BuildIT's flagship software - elevating the standard for workflow optimization and productivity.

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  • [UPDATE] BuildIT 2019 for manufacturing, assembly & construction

    [UPDATE] BuildIT 2019 for manufacturing, assembly & construction

    Today, February 26, 2019, we have announced the release of the advanced FARO BuildIT 2019 Software suite. See the full announcement...

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  • [NEW] RevEng Software for design professionals

    [NEW] RevEng Software for design professionals

    Today, February 19, 2019, we have announced the all-new FARO RevEng Software - an advanced 3D capture, meshing and editing platform.

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