FARO Acquires Open Technologies

In its purchase of Open Technologies, FARO extends 3D capabilities into dental and across various design-driven industries.

FARO, a 3D measurement and imaging solutions provider for factory metrology, construction building information modeling, product design, public safety forensics and 3D machine vision applications, announces the acquisition of Opto-Tech s.r.l. and its subsidiary Open Technologies, s.r.l.

Located in Brescia, Italy, Open Technologies offers a portfolio of compact, 3D structured light scanning solutions that specifically enable dentists, dental technicians and orthopedics to leverage the 3D world for the creation of crowns, implants and prosthesis.

Additionally, Open Technologies offers an integrated suite of industrial products that dramatically reduce time and effort across a variety of product design and inspection applications that include reverse engineering, heritage preservation, product visualization and dimensional measurement. These solutions comprehensively address a variety of market segments including Automotive, Aerospace, Computer Graphics, Furniture, Fashion Design and Public Safety.

“Open Technologies proven core competency in compact, 3D structured light scanning solutions aligns perfectly with our strategic direction,” says Dr. Simon Raab, FARO’s president and CEO.

FARO offers 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software for the following vertical markets: Factory Metrology—3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes; Product Design—capture detailed and precise 3D data from existing products permitting CAD analysis and redesign, after market design and legacy part replication; and 3D Machine Vision—3D vision for both control and measurement to the manufacturing floor through 3D sensors and custom solutions, among other industries.

FARO's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida.  The company also has a technology center and manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 90,400 square feet located in Exton, PA, containing research and development, manufacturing and service operations of our FARO Laser Tracker and FARO Cobalt Array Imager product lines.  The company's European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Australia.

For more info, visit FARO.

Sources: Press materials received from the company.

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