The FaroArm is a portable, computerized measurement device that creates a 3-D “blueprint” of a part or of machine components that make parts. As the user guides the FaroArm’s tip over the surface of the object, the system’s laptop computer simultaneously 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. Quality control personnel use it to verify that the parts have been made correctly, and, if not, where they need to be corrected. The FaroArm’s portability and advanced measurement technology allow users to increase production efficiency while decreasing time-to-market, scrap, and re-work costs by measuring on the production shop floor, design room, or anywhere it’s convenient.