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Metrology Scanners and Surveying

Recent advancements in metrology laser scanner technology have revolutionised both indoor and outdoor measurements and surveying, resulting in fast and exact 3D images to be produced. Faro UK laser scanners boast impressive laser scanner capabilities adaptable for complex objects and buildings. Laser scanners, such as the Faro Focus, boast a built-in 8 megapixel HDR camera which captures detailed imagery and offers a natural colour overlay for images captured in extreme lighting conditions.
One outdoor application for Faro Technologies is the measurement of large structures such as bridges. During the construction of bridges, engineers must provide exact measurements of steel and concrete to ensure the integrity and the safety of the bridge. Using a Faro 3D Laser Scanner, civil engineers can quickly and easily measure structures and identify stress points, develop accurate CAD models and produce navigational models.

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Metrology inspection can also be life-saving in the tunnel and mining industry. Regularly checking structures ensures areas of concerns can be dealt with before disastrous mine collapses. Using Faro laser trackers, cracks and fissures can be identified and data compared with that of previous months, this will highlight any areas of concern and enable a safe working environment to be established. Scanners like the Faro Focus also help during the digging of new mine tunnels, ensuring worker safety at all times.

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Laser scanner technology has also been used to capture accurate and detailed imaging for historical structures and buildings around the world. Faro scanners create 360-degree point clouds used to create 3D models of scanned surfaces; this is particularly useful in restoration and historical preservation projects. Capable of forming as-built plans, metrology scanners help determine structural integrity and provide a robust solution for scientific analysis and restoration purposes.


Manchester Metrology is a market leader in the inspection of engineered components.  It offers metrology support throughout the UK and worldwide, in the measurement of engineered components for both indoor and outdoor 3D measurements. Manchester Metrology offers laser scanner equipment hire; they stock a wide range of calibrated measurement equipment for hire including Faro arms, laser trackers, laser scanners, Faro Focus X330 and the Einscan Pro.

In addition to equipment hire, Manchester Metrology also has a vast range of probes, mounting options and accessories for your metrology equipment and offers both onsite and offsite training on a variety of the latest software such as CAM2 Measure 10, Polyworks, Geomagic, Aberlink and Delcam PowerInspect.

For more information please visit www.manchester-metrology.co.uk