And the winner is… FARO

FARO has announced that it has won the much coveted accolade 3D scanner company of the year at the 2017 3D Printing Industry Awards. Hosted by on 20th May, 2017, the gala event brought together many leading international companies involved in all aspects of 3D printing.

Manufacturers of 3D printers, scanners, software companies, material providers and designers leading the “new industrial revolution” were joined by leading educators from the 3D printing world for the prestigious event at the historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, London.

“Given the standard of our fellow nominees competing for the prestigious 3D scanner company of the year award, we were delighted with our success,” enthuses Dave Southam, regional manager Europe North at FARO Technologies. “As FARO scanners are particularly suited to the demands of the 3D printing industry our sales in this exciting global sector continue to grow at a phenomenal rate.

“In addition to recently launched state-of-the-art FARO scanners satisfying current sector demands, new company developments will ensure that FARO technology keeps pace with the rapidly evolving 3D printing industry.”

Michael Petch, editor-in-chief of adds:“With over 800 nominations and more than 200,000 votes, the winners and those nominated by readers for the shortlists are all remarkable enterprises. I congratulate FARO in achieving the title ‘3D scanner company of the year’, in what was a particularly competitive category.

The trophies for each award category were designed and created by Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Award winning designer Morgan Morey, who used a sculpture praised by ancient Roman art writer Pliny the Elder, from 2nd century BC as the starting point.

The attached image shows a 3D Printing Industry Award trophy being scanned by an advanced FARO scanner.

FARO is a world trusted source for 3D measurement technology. The company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

Worldwide, approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO’s systems. The Company’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Fla., its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branches in Brazil, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Turkey, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.

FARO Technologies UK Ltd
Tel: 024 76 217690


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