FARO® Tracer Laser Projectors for Construction

Accurate projection of laser outlines for positioning, assembly and verification

Using physical templates and shop drawings for building construction is cumbersome, time-consuming and prone to error. But FARO Tracer Laser Projectors project the original CAD or other model — the single source of truth — directly onto building materials, ensuring quick and accurate positioning, assembly and verification. Manufacturers have relied on these tools for more than 20 years. Now, we’re bringing these technical advantages to the construction and prefabrication industries, along with our deep metrology expertise and our exclusive capability to integrate the projectors into construction workflows.

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Business Value of Tracer Laser Projectors

Build with Confidence

Use Tracer Laser Projectors to bring a new level of assurance to operations in the prefab factory or even in the field.

Minimize Scrap

The accuracy of laser outlines saves money and keeps projects “green.”

Save Time

The efficiencies gained can save weeks on every prefabrication project.

Reduce Labor

Using projected laser outlines requires far less work than physical templates, resulting in significant cost savings.

Enable Business Growth

Tracer Laser Projectors help you finish more projects in less time.

Keep Building Owners and Tenants Happy

The high-quality construction process results in a building everyone can feel good about.

Tracer Laser Projectors By Performance Level

TracerSI Laser Projector

For Projection and Advanced Verification

The TracerSI projects original models onto surfaces for positioning and assembly, and also automatically checks for missing or misplaced components through in-process verification.
TracerM Laser Projector

For Projection and Visual Verification

The TracerM projects original models onto surfaces for positioning, assembly and visual verification of alignment.

Tracer Laser Projector Features

3D CAD-based Virtual Templating

Use virtual templating in a variety of construction and prefabrication applications.

Exceptional Projection Accuracy

Project with accuracy of 0.25 mm (0.010 in.) at 4.6 m (15 ft.).

Workflow Automation

Use Tracer Laser Projectors with BuildIT Construction Software and BuildIT Projector Software to automate workflow.

Long-range Projection

Achieve accurate, variable and long-range projection (up to 15.2 m).

Advanced Trajectory Control (ATC)

Ensure fast projection, superior dynamic accuracy and rapid refresh with minimized flicker.

Multi-projector Array

Operate several laser projectors from a single workstation; ideal for large assemblies and space-constrained areas.

Rugged, Reliable Design

Work with the protection of the device’s dust-sealed industrial enclosure and active thermal management.

In-process Verification

Verify work at quality-assurance checkpoints during and after critical assembly processes.

Feature-based (Targetless) Alignment

Align projections to checkerboard targets or compare known features of an object to the CAD model for an alignment process that’s faster and easier, eliminating the time and effort of setting up targets for projection.

Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) Detection

Gain even greater quality assurance.

Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Applications

Fast, Accurate Construction Prefabrication 

Project a CAD model directly onto a workstation or jig to expedite welding, assembly and fixturing placement throughout your prefab factory or modular construction facility. Tracer Laser Projectors help you build structural systems and modular frames, construct floor and wall panels, install MEP systems in modular units, and then verify that all the parts are placed correctly. See all construction prefabrication applications >

Construction Quality Control

In unique scenarios, use a Tracer Laser Projector on-site to help with positioning and/or verification of a special installation. See all construction quality control applications >

Design Layout and Projection

In unique scenarios, use a Tracer Laser Projector on-site to project a template onto a surface to create a special feature. See all design layout and projection applications > 


Theater Reimagined: A Renovation Study in Five Acts

Atlanta’s Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre relied on virtual templating to make possible its $32 million renovation featuring handcrafted woodworking and cutting-edge design.

Trade In Your Old Equipment

We’ll take your old 3D metrology, imaging or realization hardware or software — any brand, any condition — and apply its value toward your purchase of the latest FARO solution. The FARO Xchange program makes your upgrade easy.

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Tracer Laser Projector Knowledge Base

Find all the technical documentation you need, from user manuals to specs.

For One Company, R&D Partnerships Are the Key to AEC Innovation

Fabrication and design engineering firm CW Keller & Associates has partnered with FARO and Autodesk to maximize laser scanning and laser projection in their workflow.

Traceable Construction: FARO’s Ecosystem for an Informed Construction Lifecycle

FARO plays a critical role in the future of building information modeling (BIM).

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