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FARO Technologies: 3D Measurement Technology

June 11, 2015

FARO Technologies has global headquarters located in Lake Mary, Florida. Its European head office is in Stuttgart, Germany with Asia/Pacific head office located in Singapore. The company also has branches in Brazil, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.

FARO Technologies has expertise in 3D measurement technology. The firm develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. FARO’s technology enables high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, document large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

Around 15,000 customers are operating over 30,000 FARO systems, globally.

The firm was founded in February 21, 1981, as Res-Tech by Simon Raab and Greg Fraser. They were working on their PhDs in biomedical engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada when they started the company. Two years later the name was changed to FARO.

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