FARO Technologies

Develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement and imaging devices and software. Portable equipment permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality-assurance processes.

250 Technology Park
Lake Mary, FL 32746 US

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3D measurement software upgraded
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Coordinate measuring machine
FARO Technologies (Lake Mary, Fla.) has released a new version of its Laser Tracker X 3-D coordinate measuring machine (CMM), featuring FARO's XtremeADM technology. The system measures large-scale structures by bouncing a laser beam off of a handheld, mirrored probe. XtremeADM eliminates the need for an interferometer

Metrology software
FARO Technologies Inc. (Lake Mary, Fla.) has released a new metrology software program called CAM2 Q. Features include easy changing/conversion between different measurement units or coordinate systems, a customizable user interface, a new reporting engine that creates customized reports in various formats, and

Laser scanner - 9/1/2007
FARO Technologies Inc. (Lake Mary, Fla.) recently developed Laser Scanner LS, a portable, computerized measurement device that scans, digitally recreates and records all of an object’s or area’s dimensions, producing a full-color, 3-D image of the product. Companion software, FARO Scene v4.1, allows the user to view,

Product Categories of FARO Technologies

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
    • Projection/alignment systems, laser
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Coordinate measurement machines
  • Modeling/simulation/virtual testing software
  • Other testing equipment
  • NDI equipment
    • NDI equipment, other
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Architectural design
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Civil engineering
  • Inspection services
  • Product design
  • Other services
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural