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Breakthrough FARO® 8-Axis FaroArm® Sets New Standard

Real Time Part Rotation Accelerates Inspection and Design Workflows

 

The FARO® 8-Axis Quantum FaroArm® enables up to a 40% reduction in the
time it takes to measure parts and assemblies.

Rugby, 7th August, 2018 – FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology and product design introduces the FARO 8-Axis FaroArm® system  (https://www.faro.com/en-gb/products/factory-metrology/faroarm/ ). After more than 30 years of continuous innovation in portable measurement arms, FARO® once again drives the industry forward. This comprehensive, solution combines either the portable Quantum FaroArm®, Quantum ScanArm or Design ScanArm® portfolio products with a functionally integrated, yet physically separate, 8th axis.

The 8th axis is a complete rotational axis identical to and a natural extension of all FaroArm® products. It plugs directly into the FaroArm® and results in a seamlessly integrated, high accuracy additional axis that requires no additional setup time or effort. Moreover, unlike a turntable, the 8th axis is completely transparent to the measurement software, so no software updates or upgrades are needed.

The FARO® 8-Axis Quantum FaroArm® seamlessly integrates a Quantum
measuring Arm with an eighth-axis, providing unmatched measuring speed
and user-friendliness.

This innovative functionality enables the part to be rotated in real time relative to the Arm versus requiring the Arm to be moved around the part. As a result, it is not only easier to scan and measure typically harder to reach areas, but also both measurement time and human measurement error are dramatically reduced since the part itself rests on a stable, consistent platform.

The FARO 8-Axis Design ScanArm solution provides up to 40% faster 3D
capture using the industries only 8-Axis design.

 

The 8-Axis system is ideal for addressing a range of non-contact measurement and design challenges, including point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling of free-form surfaces.

 

Live web demonstrations can be scheduled at https://www.faro.com/en-gb/about-faro/contact/request-a-demonstration/ .

 

Faster Scanning with Higher Confidence

With the FARO® 8-Axis Quantum FaroArm®, probing and scanning parts and
components becomes easier and quicker.

The extended reach of this system via the easy to use part rotation functionality allows the user to scan, measure and digitize features on both small and large parts with a single Arm position. As a result, this process is up to 40% faster relative to a standard 7-Axis Arm system.

 

Improved Operator Effectiveness

The FARO® 8-Axis Quantum FaroArm® delivers innovative real-time parts
rotation to streamline quality inspection processes.

The operator is now able to focus with minimal distraction on the actual scan or measurement of the part since reaching around the part is no longer required. Also, this allows complex objects to be digitized, not only faster, but also more comprehensively.

 

Expedited Post-Processing Activities

With the FARO® 8-Axis Quantum FaroArm® the operator can focus on the
measurement of the part with no worries about uncomfortably reaching
around the part or assembly.

Due to reduced need to move the Arm to different positions around the part or move the part itself into several positions in order to capture all necessary features, a minimum number of scans need to be aligned. As a result, post processing activities are both simplified and completed faster.

“We are excited about the 8-Axis system as another FARO first, which enables a new standard for both inspection and design efficiency,” stated Simon Raab, Ph. D., FARO’s President CEO. “Based on our engagements over the last two years with both inspection and 3D design professionals, we are confident that we are uniquely addressing their core pain points including speed and productivity, ease of use and end to end cycle time in the most creative and easy to implement manner.”

The FARO 8-Axis Design ScanArm solution is the only integrated remote axis
scanning solution providing transparent real time scanning rotation.

 

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 for the following vertical markets:

  • Factory Metrology – High-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes
  • Construction BIM – 3D capture of as-built construction projects and factories to document complex structures and perform quality control, planning and preservation
  • Public Safety Forensics – Capture and analysis of on-site real world data to investigate crash, crime and fire, plan security activities and provide virtual reality training for public safety personnel
  • Product Design – Capture detailed and precise 3D data from existing products permitting CAD analysis and redesign, after market design and legacy part replication
  • 3D Machine Vision – 3D vision for both control and measurement to the manufacturing floor through 3D sensors and custom solutions

 

FARO’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida.  The Company also has a technology centre and manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 8.400 m² located in Exton, Pennsylvania containing research and development, manufacturing and service operations of our FARO Laser Tracker 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, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and Australia.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as statements about demand for and customer acceptance of FARO’s products, and FARO’s product development and product launches. Statements that are not historical facts or that describe the Company’s plans, objectives, projections, expectations, assumptions, strategies, or goals are forward-looking statements. In addition, words such as “is,” “will” and similar expressions or discussions of FARO’s plans or other intentions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performances, or achievements to differ materially from future results, performances, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statement. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • development by others of new or improved products, processes or technologies that make the Company’s products less competitive or obsolete;
  • the Company’s inability to maintain its technological advantage by developing new products and enhancing its existing products;
  • declines or other adverse changes, or lack of improvement, in industries that the Company serves or the domestic and international economies in the regions of the world where the Company operates and other general economic, business, and financial conditions; and
  • other risks detailed in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2017.

Forward-looking statements in this release represent the Company’s judgment as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

More information is available at http://www.faro.com

 

Press contact

UK PR contact, Mike Welsh – [email protected]

FARO Contact:  Nicola Burgess, FARO Technologies – [email protected] 

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