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FARO Acquires LPT, Expands Factory Metrology Offerings

FAROFARO, a provider of 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, construction BIM/CIM, public safety forensics, and 3D solutions and services applications, has acquired Laser Projection Technologies, Inc. (LPT). The Londonderry, N.H.-based LPT develops high-speed, long-range 3D laser projection and measurement systems for use in manufacturing applications requiring precise component alignment.

“The acquisition of LPT enhances FARO’s robust portfolio of 3D measurement solutions,” said Dr. Simon Raab, FARO’s president and CEO. “In addition to LPT's leading laser projection solutions, we believe LPT's proprietary imaging laser photogrammetry and imaging laser radar technologies have tremendous potential to disrupt the market by establishing a new class of high-speed laser measurement with advanced 3D imaging capabilities and we will focus our integration efforts on rapidly leveraging this potential.

“This technology is thousands of times faster than currently available Lidar products and has proprietary imaging features,” Raab continued, “which provide extraordinary qualitative and quantitative inspection capabilities in every area of manufacturing. In addition, this promising technology incorporates a well-developed laser projection capability to guide assembly, making it a fully robotic, high-speed collaborative tool for manual or automated assembly and verification. In this case, ‘seeing’ is truly measuring.”

To learn more about this technology, along with FARO’s existing 3D measurement hardware and software solutions, visit booth E-5825 at IMTS 2016.

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