FARO Unveils Fusion FaroArm

22 Oct, 2007

Coordinate measuring machine will feature 0.0014" accuracy and the styling cues found in company's Quantum FaroArm.

FARO Technologies released the Fusion FaroArm coordinate measuring machine, which includes all the styling of the company's Quantum FaroArm at a lower price and as much as 15% higher accuracy than the Titanium Series it replaces, according to the company.

"Using technological advances we achieved when developing the Quantum, we were able to create a new entry-level model with 0.0014" [0.036-mm] accuracy and offer it at a competitive market price," said Jay Freeland, FARO president and CEO. "High precision at this price point is unheard of and fulfills a sizable market demand."

Users guide the arm's touch-probe along the surface of the object to be measured. The Fusion's laptop computer illustrates the 3D measurements on screen and records all of the data. The Fusion then creates a 3D blueprint of a part or machine components.

"For manufacturers that want to make their products and processes the best in the world, there isn't another portable coordinate measurement machine on the market that combines the accuracy, durability, technology, and cost-effectiveness of the Fusion," Freeland said.

The company reports that the Fusion FaroArm will be available for shipment in November 2007.