FARO Focus

Focus Laser Scanner Series - the perfect instruments for 3D reality capture for AEC, Public Safety-Forensics and Product Design Applications

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Common Industries of the FARO® Focus Laser Scanner Series

The FARO Focus series maximizes productivity and simplifies workflows for as-built documentation in numerous application fields:

Architecture

Architecture

Applications:

  • Façades inspection: 3D dimensional inspection of building shells and facade components before final assembly.
  • Scan-to-BIM: Delivering real world information into BIM models.
  • Built environment: Precise geometrical recording of existing properties as the basis for conversions or extensions.
  • Space optimization: By prior creation of 3D models.

Benefits:

  • Revolutionary price/performance ratio 
  • Confident data quality through on-site compensation
  • Photorealistic imaging and 3D visualisation of different concepts of building use
  • Immediate processing of the data in all commonly used CAD programs
  • Simple variance comparison in the construction process and in the case of final building inspections
  • SCENE WebShare Cloud for simple and secure online sharing of scan data via the internet
  • FARO BIM Ready Package for Revit® provides a complete workflow from scan to Revit® models
Construction

Construction

Applications:

  • Structural analysis and maintenance: Rapid and cost effective control of the specified load-bearing capacity of supporting structures as well as wear and tear.
  • Construction progress monitoring: Seamless capture and monitoring of construction progress for legal and technical documentation.
  • Free-form components inspection: Precise dimensional check of complex components such as free-form shape elements.
  • Deformations control: Documentation of deformation processes and monitoring of countermeasures.

Benefits:

  • Revolutionary price/performance ratio
  • Confident data quality through on-site compensation
  • Photorealistic imaging and 3D visualisation of different concepts of building use
  • Immediate processing of the data in all commonly used CAD programs
  • Simple variance comparison in the construction process and in the case of final building inspections
  • SCENE WebShare Cloud for simple and secure online sharing of scan data via the internet
  • FARO BIM Ready Package for Revit® provides a complete workflow from scan to Revit® models
Heritage

Heritage

Whether for restoration or scientific analysis purposes, for securing protected buildings or for virtual presentations of historical sites, the FARO Laser Scanner Focus devices offer the possibility of complete and detailed 3D documentation of historical structures and excavation sites. Thanks to its integrated colour camera, photo-realistic 3D images can be created instantly.

Applications:

  • Reconstruction: Detailed 3D data for reconstruction of lost appearance of components of historical sites or archeological objects.
  • Restoration: Creation of 3D models for restoring purposes preserving the original building substance without the necessity of scaffolding usage.
  • Conservation: Precise 3D CAD documentation for preservation
    and protection of historical/archeological material and inventory.

Benefits:

Simple, fast and complete recording of the current condition of heritage sites or archeological objects

Digital 3D capturing of complex forms of historic buildings at a high level of detail

Enhanced registration of large object data and remote functionality connect multiple data sets accurately

An ideal affordable device, particularly when there are no up-to-date construction plans

With SCENE and PointSense Heritage FARO provides a complete workflow for documentation of cultural monuments
in CAD

Inspection and reverse engineering

Inspection and reverse engineering

Applications:

  • Reverse engineering: Copies of products and components for which there are no construction plans and/or CAD data available
  • Interior fixtures and fittings: Precise 3D CAD documentation of complex interiors of ships, cars or aircrafts as a basis for planning of conversions
  • Manufacturing documentation: Complete 3D documentation of the manufacturing status of complex machine components
  • Quality control: Precise 3D documentation and dimensional inspection of large and complex components such as rotor blades, turbines, ship propellers, etc.

Benefits:

  • Cost-efficient, quick and accurate 3D capture of as-built geometry of large products
  • Automated in-process control of production allow for comprehensive 3D inspection and monitoring of parts
  • Reduced scrap and re-work due to early and comprehensive 3D quality control
Process industry and digital factory

Process industry and digital factory

Applications:

  • Conversions and extensions: Precise 3D documentation of the current state of the property as the planning basis for conversions and extensions
  • Offsite production: Possibility of precise-fit off-site assembly, thanks to exact 3D CAD data and dimensional control
  • Asset management: Simplification of facility management, maintenance, training, etc. through comprehensive 3D master data, simulations and training in virtual reality
  • Improved coordination between different trades and comprehensive documentation and supervision of all work

Benefits:

  • Extreme time savings and high fidelity for 3D documentation of complex factory and plant installations
  • Risk minimisation in brownfield projects where access is difficult or expensive and where schedules are tight
  • Brownfield costs can be reduced by 5-7%, contingencies for rework to less than 2%. Schedules can be compressed by as much as 10%
  • Efficient control and monitoring of health and safety as well as environmental regulations
Public Safety and Forensics

Public Safety and Forensics

Built for the field

The fast and accurate FARO Focus Laser Scanner is an ideal tool suited to performing rapid and complete 3D recordings of crime and accident scenes, insurance damage or passive car safety testing. The scanner converts weeks work into hours. All details of relevance in any subsequent reconstruction of the crime or accident are covered. Similarly, in order to develop appropriate safety concepts for events, laser scans deliver the relevant 3D topography information.

Applications:

  • Crime scenes investigation & analysis: Complex and timely investigations made easier and faster by the FARO Laser Scanner Focus.
  • Bullet path reconstruction: Quick and accurate reconstruction of bullet paths made possible by combinig traditional investigative methods with cutting-egde laserscanning technology.
  • Crash investigation & analysis: Handling, investigating and analyzing road incidents, their cause and impact made fast and reliable using FARO laser scanners.
  • Passive safety of cars: Reducing consequences of accidents with laser scanner tested passive safety systems can be vital for passenger survival.
  • Fire Investigation: Detailed fire scene reconstruction.

Benefits:

  • Fast and accurate preservation of critical evidence
  • Limitation of road closure time
  • Compelling 2D/3D courtroom exhibits
  • Minimization of exposure time in dangerous enviroments (e.g. fire
    scene)
Civil Engineering/Surveying

Civil Engineering/Surveying

Applications:

  • Scanning of large or distant objects: Due to the extra long range of the Focus S350 all kinds of high, long or difficult to access objects can be easily scanned and analyzed.
  • Project supervision: Whenever there are excavations, bridges, towers, open-pit mines, roads, railways, reservoirs, pipelines to be built, there is a need for close monitoring of the individual project phases to meet the project’s requirements.
  • Deformation monitoring: Determining if the surveyed structure or object is changing shape or moving. Saves time and rework during construction.
  • Large volume calculation: When measuring loose material in bulk, e.g. in barges, silos or in warehouses, large volume determination on a regular basis is an important consideration. Laser scanning allows for fast, accurate and reliable dimensional calculations.
  • Quality control: Precise laser scanning ensures that the final as-built condition fit design intent and minimizes the chance of potential problems.

Benefits:

  • Time-saving, rapid, simple and complete recording of the current condition of surveying or construction sites
  • Real-time, digital 3D data capture and analysis of materials, volumes, structures, topography.
  • Due to extra-long range, enhanced registration of data and rapid capturing of high resolution data increases users’ productivity
  • Precise positioning due integrated GPS
  • FARO AEC Packages provide a complete workflow from scan to 2D and 3D deliverables
Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding

Applications:

  • As-built documentation: 3D laser scanning solutions ensure that ship hulls and components can be digitized when original drawings are missing or inaccurate (as it is often the case with old vessels).
  • Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) retrofit: Upcoming legislation requires the installation of Ballast Water Treatment systems onboard all ocean-going vessels. 3D laser scanning can overcome challenges such as measuring the limited space in engine rooms, and capturing reliable data for the retrofitting installation process.
  • Ship repair: Providing a fast and accurate way to inspect ship parts during repair, 3D laser scanning can be

Benefits:

  • A fast and reliable technology to capture complex as-built situations in engine and pump rooms
  • Complete 3-dimensional information of the actual conditions
  • Risk minimization in projects where access is difficult and schedules are tight
Facility Management

Facility Management

Applications:

  • Documentation: The Focus accurately records the inventory data that is needed by Facility Managers – be it the structural situation on a production plant or the building services equipment in an office block.
  • Planning of structural alterations: The scan data provides an accurate three-dimensional model of the actual status of the building. As a result Facilities Managers can run through the usage options for rooms even before planning actually begins.
  • Replanning of technical modifications: Changes to technical equipment, such as pipes, air ducts and electrical supply lines, can be depicted and checked in advance in the virtual model. This offers a stable basis for replanning.

Benefits:

  • Complete and precise 3D documentation of the current status of buildings and building sites
  • It is especially suited to facilities managers, architects, construction engineers, construction experts and surveyors
  • The optimum basis for the planning and execution of building projects as well as for the management of properties
  • With SCENE and PointSense solutions FARO provides a
    complete workflow from scan to FMCAD deliverables

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