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March 2004
CMM with integrated laser scanner

FARO Technologies Inc. (Lake Mary, Fla., U.S.A.) introduces the first 7-axis contact/noncontact portable measurement machine (CMM) with a fully integrated laser scanner: The FARO Laser ScanArm's hard probe and laser scanner digitize interchangeably, without having to remove either component. Users can collect simple

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Posted on: 3/1/2004
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FARO Technologies Inc. (Lake Mary, Fla., U.S.A.) introduces the first 7-axis contact/noncontact portable measurement machine (CMM) with a fully integrated laser scanner: The FARO Laser ScanArm's hard probe and laser scanner digitize interchangeably, without having to remove either component. Users can collect simple point variations with the Arm's hard probe, then laser scan the sections that require larger volumes of data, without adding or removing attachments or using a separate CMM, and then importing the data. The FARO ScanArm collects more than 13,000 data points per second, and its open architecture allows users to analyze data in the Arm's native CAM2 Measure software or the user's choice of point-cloud evaluation software, including Geomagic and RapidForm. The system also performs noncontact measurement applications, including inspection, cloud-to-CAD comparison, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and 3-D modeling.

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