FARO Help Facilitate Virtual Lighthouse

FARO has recently had the opportunity to provide their FARO Freestyle and FARO Focus Laser Scanner in helping to ensure the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse in London can be cherished for more coming years. FARO 3D X130 tripod-mounted laser scanner was used by SIAD to gather data of the entire exterior and interior of the lighthouse. They then further…

Think 3D first to commercialize 3D drone scanning

The use of 3D scanning for industrial environments has already been done since the 3D laser scanner has been invented. However, scanning with a fixed solution often provided problems, technicians often had to do dangerous climbs to be able to scan everything, machines had to stop working, etc. Belgian company Think 3D has found the…

Industry 4.0

“Industry 4.0” refers to the digitalisation and networking of production processes and environments. In large companies within the automotive industry, these processes are already offering enormous efficiency and diversity. Although we may always refer to an “industrial revolution”, Industry 4.0 is far more about an industrial “evolution” that demands tailor-made solutions. On the path towards…

Nuclear Safety – Remote Deployment of Laser Scanners in Contaminated Environments

A key safety issue in the operation of any nuclear reactor or nuclear waste management site is the control and containment of radioactive material, making risk assessment and management by means of regular inspection a vital element as much as a regulatory requirement. By Yoldas Askan, Nuclear Future, 4/2011 Given the challenges of working in…