3D Scanners

FARO Design ScanArm 2.0 can capture 600,000 points per second

Award winning 3D measurement and imaging company FARO has launched a new generation of its high-resolution 3D scanners.

The FARO Design ScanArm 2.0. has an upgraded laser and enhanced ergonomics, to produce faster and more accurate 3D scans for reverse engineering and cataloging.

A render of the FARO ScanArm 2.0. Image via FARO.
Graphic of the FARO ScanArm 2.0. Image via FARO.

Enhanced 3D scanning

The Design ScanArm 2.0 uses new FAROBlu Laser Line Probe HD technology, an advanced blue laser technology that helps identification of metal parts.

It is capable of collecting of up to 600,000 points per second for a high-definition image. Scanning speed is also faster than the original, 2016 FARO Design ScanArm, and requires no spray or targets attached to the object.

A kinematic intelligent probe system scans objects that require contact measurement. A quick release mechanism enables fast disconnect and switching between contact and non-contact scanning without tools or lengthy re-calibration.

THE new FARO system. Photo via FARO.
The new FARO Design ScanArm 2.0 system. Photo via FARO.

A highly maneuverable scanning device

While it is manually guided in the same way as other handheld scanners, the ScanArm 2.0 has a 25% overall weight reduction to 10 kg, meaning that there is less operator fatigue.

Arm lengths are also adjustable to 2.5, 3.5 and 4 meters allowing greater maneuverability and adjustment to the specific design objective. To ensure portable application, the arm is also battery powered enabling continuous operation with no need for constant external power.

Thorsten Brecht, Senior Director of Product Design at FARO, said that:

“In 2016, FARO made a strategic decision that our combination of technology and unique understanding of the needs of design engineers positioned us to facilitate significantly better efficiency in the product design workflow.”

“The initial Design ScanArm® validated our thinking and we developed the next generation ScanArm® based on those key learnings with more flexibility, higher accuracy and improved, user-centric ergonomics,” Brecht continued.

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Featured image shows the FARO Design ScanArm 2.0 in action. Image via FARO.