The ScanArm is a portable, computerized measurement device that creates a highly detailed, 3-D “blueprint” of practically any object, product or part. As the user guides the Arm’s tip or scanning laser beam over the entire surface, the system’s laptop computer draws and records all of the 3-D measurements. Engineers and designers use the data to reverse-engineer, improve or create new parts and products, or improve how they’re made - for improved production efficiency and decreased time to market. Quality control personnel use it to verify that their parts and molds are made correctly, and, if not, where they need to be corrected, which decreases scrap and re-work costs. Unlike add-on scanners, which involve inconvenient attachments and time-consuming (complex instead of time-consuming?) technical issues, the ScanArm is unique because its scanner (Laser Line Probe) is permanently attached, so users can collect single points with the Arm’s hard probe, then laser scan (up to 19,200 points/sec) the detailed sections with the touch of a button. This integrated design makes the FARO ScanArm more efficient, convenient and easier to use.