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FARO Celebrates 30 Years

Custom chopper from Paul Jr. Designs featured on Discover Channel program

Published: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:36

(FARO Technologies Inc.: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, celebrates 30 years in business in 2011. With three decades of innovation and helping its customers’ products and processes be the best in the world, FARO marked this milestone by having one of its valued customers, Paul Jr. Designs (PJD), build a custom FARO-themed chopper. FARO’s motorcycle build was featured on Discovery Channel’s popular television series American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, which premiered on January 17.

As with most custom choppers created by Paul Jr. Designs, the FaroArm was used during the fabrication of this 30th anniversary bike. Creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces quickly and efficiently is important for PJD. Some elements, such as the gas tank, seat pan, and primary cover, display the true craftsmanship that goes into every design. All of these have intricate shapes and contours that are difficult to capture or re-create by hand. With the FaroArm, PJD is able to digitize the exact shape and placement of components, virtually eliminating the need to trace and create cardboard templates. The data collected with the arm can be immediately imported to the CNC machine or water-jet cutter to produce accurate pieces that will fit perfectly from the start, thus reducing scrap, saving time, and boosting overall efficiency.

American Chopper: The Series can be seen in more than 150 countries through the Discovery Communication Network. Check your local listings for dates and times.


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FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement and imaging devices and software. FARO’s portable equipment permits high-precision 3-D 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, 3-D documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes, and to generate digital scans of historic sites. Principal products include the FaroArm, the FARO Laser Tracker ION, FARO Laser ScanArm, FARO Laser Scanner, FARO Gage, and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software.