US: FARO has introduced its FARO Freestyle3D Objects, a new medium-volume, handheld 3D Laser Scanner for crime/crash scene investigation and reverse engineering applications. With the new powerful Freestyle3D Objects, FARO expands the successful product concept of its construction BIM/CIM Freestyle3D Scanner Series to the growing and fast moving product design and public safety forensics markets.
“Working with our customers, FARO identified an unaddressed need for a scanner that provides fast, color and detailed scan data without the frustration of constantly losing tracking, sticking external targets on the parts or the time required to manually register the point clouds,” stated Joe Arezone, FARO’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Featuring a midrange measurement volume, the Freestyle3D Objects is the answer – easier to use than narrow field-of-view scanners that have high resolution but are difficult to handle as the tracking is easily lost, yet provides more detail and precision than large volume handheld scanners.”
The balanced approach of detail and ease of use makes the Freestyle3D Objects ideally suited for a number of challenging measurement applications including reverse engineering for product design and crime/crash scene investigation in public safety forensics. With a scan range of 0.3 to 0.8 meters, FARO Freestyle3D Objects is optimized for scanning mid-sized components and items in almost every industry.
Whether the goal is to capture industrial pump and wind generation components, molded plastic items or documenting the inside of a vehicle as part of a crash or crime scene investigation, FARO Freestyle3D Objects scans the needed geometry into a high-resolution color point cloud. Once the object has been measured, the user receives the data prepared in SCENE Process 6.1, offering a large-scale meshing tool, or the user can export the data into many end user applications.