FARO Releases High-Resolution ScanArm for Forensic Anthropology and Crime Lab Applications

LAKE MARY, Fla., Aug. 8, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — FARO® (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for metrology, factory automation, product design, public safety, BIM/CIM and 3D solutions and services, announces the launch of the FARO® Forensic ScanArm solution, a tailored offering for crime lab and forensic anthropology applications.

FARO's ScanArm for Forensic Applications

The Forensic ScanArm solution consists of a FusionM ScanArm, coupled with 3D Systems' Geomagic® software and 3D printing solutions to enable high resolution, non-contact scanning of forensic artifacts. The system features optically superior blue laser technology, combined with fast 3D scanning speed, to perform non-destructive, non-contact scanning of forensic artifacts, which are often fragile. This powerful solution simplifies workflows so users can 3D print replications of forensic artifacts to be used for solving crimes and in courtroom presentations. For forensic anthropology applications, users can perform tasks such as facial reconstruction and analysis using data from cranial scans. FARO will market this unique solution to forensics customers exclusively bundled with Geomagic software.

"The FARO Forensic ScanArm solution is ideally suited toward the unique requirements of forensic anthropologists, crime labs, coroners and medical examiners," stated Joe Arezone, Chief Commercial Officer of FARO. "By combining FARO's best-in-class 3D scanning technology with 3D Systems Geomagic software offerings, the Forensic ScanArm provides a turnkey solution to digitize intricate forensic evidence. This solution allows users to piece together forensic evidence into a digital record for the purpose of victim identification, and ultimately in solving and prosecuting crimes. Our Forensic ScanArm solution allows law enforcement to perform analysis with greater accuracy and in a fraction of the time that would be required versus conventional measurement and photographic methods. By 3D printing replicas of the evidence, compelling courtroom presentations can be put together."

Mr. Arezone added, "By listening to our rapidly growing base of Public Safety - Forensics customers, we have learned that thoroughly measuring and analyzing forensic evidence is of paramount importance. Our non-contact measurement tools allow forensic labs to meet this requirement while minimizing the risk of damaging the evidence. It is now possible to produce accurate and permanent 3D digital documentation of evidence from which measurements can be taken and analysis can be performed days or even decades later. Through a deep understanding of our customers' workflows, we can ensure that FARO's solutions are optimized for application-specific demands."

The FARO Forensic ScanArm solution is an important addition to FARO's growing Public Safety - Forensics portfolio, which includes the Focus3D X series of laser scanners and Freestyle3D handheld scanner, along with FARO's Reality and CADZone software that are used in crime scene investigations and traffic accident reconstructions worldwide. Hundreds of public safety and law enforcement agencies have placed their trust in FARO to provide innovative, reliable, and accurate solutions.

To learn more about the FARO Forensic ScanArm, along with all of FARO's Public Safety - Forensics hardware and software, please visit FARO at the 101st International Association for Identification (IAI) Educational Conference to be held August 7-13 in Cincinnati, Ohio, at booth 533. Additionally, you can request more information or schedule a personalized web demonstration by visiting http://www.faro.com/en-us/products/3d-documentation/faro-forensic-scanarm/overview.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as statements about demand for and customer acceptance of FARO's products, and FARO's product development and product launches. Statements that are not historical facts or that describe the Company's plans, objectives, projections, expectations, assumptions, strategies, or goals are forward-looking statements. In addition, words such as "is," "will" and similar expressions or discussions of FARO's plans or other intentions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performances, or achievements to differ materially from future results, performances, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • development by others of new or improved products, processes or technologies that make the Company's products less competitive or obsolete;
  • the Company's inability to maintain its technological advantage by developing new products and enhancing its existing products;
  • declines or other adverse changes, or lack of improvement, in industries that the Company serves or the domestic and international economies in the regions of the world where the Company operates and other general economic, business, and financial conditions; and
  • other risks detailed in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Forward-looking statements in this release represent the Company's judgment as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

About FARO

FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

FARO's global headquarters are located in Lake Mary, Florida.  The Company also has a technology center and manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 90,400 square feet located in Exton, Pennsylvania containing research and development, manufacturing and service operations of our FARO Laser Tracker and FARO Cobalt Array 3D Imager product lines.  The Company's European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.

More information is available at http://www.faro.com 

FARO's new Forensic ScanArm featuring FARO's ScanArm hardware platform and Geomagic(R) software.


Quickly, accurately, and safely perform non-contact 3D scanning of fragile forensic artifacts and evidence


Geomagic Wrap(R) software is used to support the 3D scanning


Scan and ultimately create mesh files of evidence for 3D printing to support powerful courtroom presentations.
Geomagic  Wrap(R)  can  be  used  to  create  mesh  files  for  subsequent  3D  printing.    In  addition,  the  data  may  be  exported  to  Freeform(R)  for  performing  facial  reconstruction

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