FARO’s 3D Color for metrology applications

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First Color Scanning Laser Line Probe for Manufacturing Inspection

FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, construction BIM/CIM, public safety forensics and 3D machine vision solutions introduces the next generation of Laser Line Probes (LLP), the FARO Prizm™. Prizm™ is the first LLP available that includes the ability to scan in high-resolution 3D color.

Prizm™ is designed specifically to operate as a compact, tightly integrated solution with the FARO Quantum ScanArm arm product family and extends the FARO tradition of delivering maximum measurement consistency for both direct-to-parts contact and non-contact requirements in every working environment.

Prizm™ has certified accuracy for the most demanding metrology challenges. The color scan allows users to view and manipulate a detail rich, 3D color point cloud model of a part or assembly on a computer screen. This is ideally suited for molded parts where color and surface texture are an essential requirement of the complete inspection.

FARO Quantum ScanArm with Prizm™ demonstrations can be scheduled at http://www.faro.com/demo/in.

This introduction rounds out the best in class Laser Line Probe portfolio that also includes the FAROBlu™ Laser Line Probe and provides users with the unique flexibility to select the option that best fits a specific situation or a specific project.

Best in Class Dimensional and Qualitative Inspection
This innovation enables parts and objects to be inspected for dimension and surface quality. This is ideally suited for molded parts where color and surface texture are an essential requirement of the complete inspection, or for identifying splits on stamped sheet metal not detectable with existing technologies. Fine details including texture, such as weld marks, grinding marks, sandblasting and machining patterns, and even text, can be clearly extracted for identification of key features during the inspection process. The true-to-life functionality enhances productivity by supporting inspection professionals in driving out dimensional and surface character quality issues that would otherwise slow the end-to-end the production process.

“Given our extensive experience in metrology as one of the pioneers in portable measurement arms, we understand that monochrome Laser Line Probes are considered good enough for a wide range of inspection challenges,” stated Pete Edmonds, Vice President – Factory Metrology. “However, we take our role as innovator and visionary seriously, so we are determined to look beyond ‘good enough’. With the Prizm™ Color LLP, we believe that we have reset the expectations of what a high value portable measurement arm solution can be and should be.”

About FARO

FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

FARO’s global headquarters are located in Lake Mary, Florida. The Company also has a new technology center and manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 90,400 square feet located in Exton, Pennsylvania, containing research and development, manufacturing and service operations of its FARO Laser TrackerTM and FARO Cobalt Array Imager product lines. The Company’s European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.

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