US: FARO has launched its portable 3D scanning solution, FARO Design ScanArm that is tailored for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications across the product lifecycle management (PLM) process. As a limited-time promotional offer, the FARO Design ScanArm will be bundled with 3D System’s Geomagic software at a reduced launch price.
The available software options have capabilities that range from automatic meshing software that delivers ready-to-use files without any post-processing to a full-featured reverse engineering software that combines history-based CAD with 3D scan data to create feature-based, editable solid models compatible with all major CAD platforms.
“The FARO Design ScanArm was purposefully-engineered to meet the needs of the Product Design market,” stated Dr. Simon Raab, President and CEO of FARO Technologies. The FARO Design ScanArm features optically-superior blue laser technology with fast scanning speed to deliver high-resolution point cloud data and the ability to seamlessly scan challenging materials without the need for spray or targets.
The device is lightweight and maneuverable for convenient desktop mounting in the design studio or engineering lab. The Design ScanArm features a simplified user interface that makes it easy to operate regardless of skill level or 3D scanning experience.
Adding more, the device is the ideal 3D scanning solution for any organization that may have the need to manufacture parts without existing CAD models, develop aftermarket products that need to fit tightly with existing products, reverse engineer legacy parts for design changes or replacement.
“By combining FARO’s best-in-class 3D scanning technology with 3D System’s Geomagic software offerings, the Design ScanArm provides a turnkey solution that allows users to quickly digitize any part or object, easily design or modify reverse engineered models, create manufacturing-ready CAD models, and verify design intent of prototype products,” Dr. Raab added.