Some UPG customers and staff were fortunate enough to be invited to the FARO launch in Australia this week. FARO have opened their first Australian office in South Brisbane and held a special event to introduce themselves to the Australian market.
Up until now FARO have been servicing the Australian market through their Singapore office. The new office in Brisbane will allow them to get closer to their customers and distribution partners. The new office will be the venue for local workshops and training. Currently it staffs 10 people but that number is planned to grow in the future.
At the launch FARO unveiled their verticals. As there is no limitation on how the solutions can be used, they have narrowed the focus to four verticals.
Covering the construction industry, the solutions allow accurate laser scanning of environments, contributing to the BIM or CIM process.
The factory metrology vertical focuses on the use of laser scanning in a factory setting, with specialist solutions.
Used in police work, and other community services, laser scanning allows those investigating to take a copy of reality from the scene.
Predominately used for reverse engineering, the product design vertical also includes quality assurance. The video below was not the only interesting video shown on the day, but it certainly was the most popular.
UPG continue to be a distribution partner for the FARO laser scanning equipment. If you have any questions contact your local UPG office.
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While working on his Bachelor of Urban Development with a major in Spatial Science, Chris Gottardo undertook the replication of cultural heritage using a laser scanner and a 3D printer. With the aim of preserving cultural history for future generations to ‘see how our ancestors viewed and existed in the world’ Chris selected the Walter Hill Fountain in the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens. The fountain has historical relevance, as it ‘served as part of the first reticulated water system in Brisbane’.
With the help of UPG staff Troy Pastorella and Paul Seifert, Chris used a TrimbleTX5 laser scanner to scan the fountain and Trimble RealWorks to register the point clouds and create the model. Before printing Chris had to save the model through another program and then he was able to print the replica using the university’s 3D printer.
Congratulations to Chris, who successfully graduated in December with an outstanding mark of a distinction for this assignment.
You can read Chris’s full assignment here. If you would like to find out more about how you can use the Trimble TX5 and Trimble RealWorks for your own scanning projects give us a call.