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…

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…

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…

Traceable Construction in BIM Today

Back in August we presented Traceable Construction as a concept that is driving FARO’s vision for the future. Essentially, this ecosystem should interest anyone working within a BIM process as it offers huge benefits. These would include being able to trace back to any step during your workflow that you or your team has made and speed up your work time, easily adjust…