Non-Contact Inspection

Comprehensive scanning for inspection

Fragile, complex, and free-form surfaces can be captured as a dense and detailed 3D point cloud by the FARO® ScanArm® and Cobalt Array Imager, allowing users to perform non-contact, 3D inspections with ease.


3D scanning at your fingertips

FARO’s ScanArm allows for rapid scanning where conventional contact inspection methods are not feasible or practical. Data is captured in high definition and detailed 3D point clouds. Combing the ScanArm with the integrated 8-Axis rotary scanning platform further speeds up the scanning process and decreases scan time up to 40%, while maintaining accuracy.


Easily measure complex shapes

Non-contact 3D scanning from FARO can digitize features such as flush and gap that are difficult to inspect with contact methods. Complex shapes and difficult-to-access parts can now be easily inspected and verified accurately. Capture seamless information required for precise measurement and accurate inspection of parts on the shop floor.

Application Video: Non-Contact Inspection

The FARO Laser Line Probe HD in combination with the FARO Edge measuring arm is the high performance, most affordable non-contact measurement system on the market.

For all your Factory Metrology needs


FARO ScanArm®

FARO provides a competitive all-in-one metrology solution with the ScanArm

The FARO ScanArm combines all of the advantages of the Quantum line of FaroArms – including the world’s only 8-Axis portable metrology arm solution – with the FAROBlu or Prizm Color handheld laser scanner to deliver unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities. Unlike other scanning systems, the ScanArm’s hard probe and the Laser Line Probe can digitize interchangeably without having to remove either component. Users can accurately measure prismatic features with the hard probe, then laser scan sections requiring larger volumes of data — all in one simple tool.

  • FAROBlu HD LLP laser technology delivers improved scanning results with higher speed and resolution

  • FAROBlu SD LLP delivers a cost-effective standard resolution scanning solution

  • Prizm Color Lase Line Probe scans parts in color, and full, uncompromised measurement resolution

  • 8-Axis ScanArm offers a comprehensive solution enabling part to be rotated in real-time to simplify measurement and scanning activities



Measure, Analyze and Improve

FARO® CAM2® Software is a powerful, intuitive, and application-focused 3D measurement platform, designed to help users fulfill their quality assurance and inspection tasks efficiently. It delivers the perfect alignment with your FARO hardware.

  • Guided Workflows – easily step through even the more complex inspection routines

  • Universal CAD Import – direct imports of all major CAD file formats free of charge

  • Reporting – generate and share customized, and easy-to-understand inspection reports

  • RPM (Repeat Part Management) – managed repeat inspection with the live trend and SPC analysis


FARO CAM2® SmartInspect

The first portable measurement software

FARO CAM2 SmartInspect is the perfect software for any FARO Laser Tracker, Arm, and Gage users who are looking for non-CAD based inspection. It can run on Microsoft Windows™ based mobile devices, making it the first portable metrology software.

  • Live, On-Screen 3D View of Measurements – Live graphical view for interactive measurement

  • On-Screen Dimensioning – Users can interact directly with the graphical view

  • Touch-Capable Use – The software runs on Microsoft Windows™ based PCs or Touchpads

  • Mobile Device – Move the device during the measurement process and measure from different positions


BuildIT Metrology

Increase your manufacturing efficiency

BuildIT delivers the industry’s leading 3D software solution for alignment, inspection, and build applications in large-volume metrology as well as configurable in-process metrology.

  • Highly configurable and flexible – Streamline your workflows and processes

  • Advanced automation capabilities through a user-friendly interface with no coding required

  • Powerful GD&T Analysis capabilities for full model-based workflows

  • Hardware Agnostic Interface – Fully compatible with 3rd-party measurement devices