Acquisition accelerates the adoption of digital twin technology
FARO Technologies Inc, a global leader for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation solutions for 3D Metrology, AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), and Public Safety Analytics, today announced that the Company has acquired Advanced Technical Solutions in Scandinavia AB (“ATS”), a Swedish-based leader in 3D digital twin solution technology.
Founded in 1990, ATS has had particular success in the automotive space, where the firm has agreements in place with several well-known global automotive manufacturers. The acquisition will integrate ATS software and proprietary Traceable 3D system, which enables highly accurate and repeatable 3D scans, into the FARO Webshare Cloud platform. ATS’ system connects the physical to the digital world and is expected to bolster FARO’s ability to improve customers’ time to decision with 10x faster 3D imaging at up to 1mm accuracy.
“We believe this acquisition enables FARO with differentiated accuracy and speed, which we believe will accelerate the adoption of digital twin technology. High accuracy 3D digital twin simulations allow capital intensive industries such as automotive and aerospace to meaningfully reduce their time to market and cost,” says Michael Burger, FARO president & CEO. “I welcome the ATS team into FARO and believe they will help accelerate our strategic objective of increasing Cloud-based subscription offerings in this sizable market.”
ATS CEO Göran L. Bergqvist comments: “The ATS team is thrilled to join a 40-year global leader like FARO. FARO’s technology and market presence provides the spring-board to the market adoption of Traceable 3D.” As the co-founder of ATS, he will continue to lead the ATS operation. The ATS Swedish facility will also act as a Nordic sales and service center for FARO.
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FARO new technology days
FARO has announced the locations and dates for its latest technology days and they are as follows:
Dublin, 8th November 2018
Belfast, 9th November 2018
Southampton, 13th November 2018
Huddersfield, 15th November 2018
FARO R&D teams have been hard at work producing a range of innovative new factory metrology solutions and both existing and prospective customers now have the unique opportunity to witness demonstrations of new, state-of-the art 3D measurement and laser projection technologies at a series of technology days. These informative roadshows will allow FARO’s experts to explain how quality assurance, manufacturing and production processes can be optimised with the help of the company’s advanced new technologies.
Seamlessly integrating a FaroArm® with an eighth-axis, the new FARO 8-Axis FaroArm system will be put through its paces, showing the speed and ergonomics it can offer within a manufacturing environment. The eighth axis is a fully rotational axis that is seamlessly integrated into the portable Quantum FaroArm offering a comprehensive, contact/non-contact metrology solution, which allows users to significantly speed up and simplify their measurement and scanning activities.
The new FARO PrizmTM Laser Line Probe (LLP), that is designed to operate as a compact, tightly integrated solution with the FaroArm, will also be demonstrated. This is the first LLP available in the market that includes the ability to scan in high-resolution and 3D colour.
The latest additions to the FARO Factory Metrology measurement portfolio, the FARO VantageS6 and VantageE6 Laser Trackers, are large-scale, high-accuracy measurement solutions that deliver 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) measurement capabilities via the optional 6Probe, which enables access to hidden areas and small features will also be present.
Also new to the FARO Factory Metrology solutions product family is the TracerSI Laser Projector. Experts will illustrate how the Tracer has the ability to guide an assembly process sequence, accurately locate and orient components, and perform in-process verification, thus increasing manufacturing efficiencies.
FARO staff will be presenting FARO Visual InspectTM, an easy-to-use iPad verification solution for streamlining manufacturing processes. It allows intuitive viewing of complex 3D data of parts / assemblies and Quick-Check Comparison. Visual Inspect AR adds innovative Augmented Reality to the base package.
The company’s new technology days will give customers the opportunity to discover, compare and test all of the latest FARO solutions. Attendees are invited to bring their own parts and related CAD files to the demonstration sessions so that FARO experts are able to prove the new technologies’ advanced measurement and analysis capabilities.
Find the nearest technology day located to you: https://technology-days.faro-europe.com/en/