FIND THE PRODUCT YOU NEED

With the launch of FARO’s new Product Finder, the journey for finding your product has been shortened and simplified. From finding and checking the application of product for your industry and comparing it to other related products available, the process has been made much easier. In just 3 simple steps you can now find out…

FARO at the Forefront of Testing New Fabrication Techniques

FARO solutions support MX3D and Autodesk in creating the world’s first fully 3D printed, stainless steel Bridge   MX3D are extending the use of 3D printing to ‘real world’ practical ‘built environment’ uses, through the process of additive manufacturing that uses welding technology, robotic arms and computational design software. FARO have provided support through different…

Back in the Field: Scanning a Factory Floor

Many people interested in laser technology wonder what 3D scanning looks like in practice and how long it takes to capture a specific object such as a building or a factory floor and how much effort it takes to evaluate the data. In the following, we explain the workflow from the initial scan preparation to the production of deliverables using the example of a 1,200 square meter hall in the attic of a factory from the beginning 20th century.

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Scan Basics: How to Plan a Scan Project

For people who think about buying a 3D laser scanner, there’s uncertainty about how exactly scanning works, how long scanning projects take, and how they can be calculated in terms of time and money.

Furthermore, professionals face the problem of having to calculate the personnel required not only for the scanning but also the subsequent data preparation (registration, modelling, etc.), a necessity that must be considered, especially when applying for construction projects or formulating offers.

For experienced users, it’s adequate to have 2D plans or photographs of the scan site. However, such plans are regularly lacking or it’s a mandatory step in the process.

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A look at FARO’s Traceable Construction concept and initial stages of a construction project

In an interview with Oliver Buerkler (senior product manager, Construction BIM) and Marc Zschieschang (product manager, Construction BIM) published in BIM Today, they explain what is ‘scan to BIM’ or ‘as-built modelling’ that now fall under international standards (ISO19650) that explain the process of creating consistently structured data and documents for built environment projects.

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Interview with Oliver Burkler, a Product Manager at FARO: Part 2

Read part one of the interview here! You were part of the team who developed the first laser scanner for FARO, who were you developing it for? What was your reasoning behind it?  In the beginning, we developed the laser scanner for factory layout planners and architects. The first job we had was in a European car company where…

Airborne 3D Scanning from FARO and STORMBEE

An exciting partnership between STORMBEE and FARO was presented recently. FARO is always looking for ways to improve their solutions. This time FARO noticed that scanning factories could be much more efficient if it combined an aerial scan. STORMBEE’s durable drones were an unmatched choice for 3D data capture for crash reconstruction, security pre-planning and military reconnaissance applications.  Did you know the Focus Laser…

Checks and measures with BuildIT Construction

The BIM Industry is preparing for digital accountability. Read an article about traceable construction for designers, contractors, project managers and cost consultants of the future. Supported by a versatile BuildIT Construction software, BIM professionals will be able to continuously compare real-world conditions against CAD model.   Dovile GegeleviciuteMore Posts

Interview with Oliver Burkler, EMEA Product Manager at FARO: Part 1

You have been in the company for 17 years, how has FARO changed in your eyes?  I think there have been a lot of changes going on in FARO.  The most significant change however was two years ago when we changed our complete business model from a product to a customer solution-oriented company. Instead of a…