FARO buys Traceable 3D

FARO buys Traceable 3D

FARO buys Traceable 3D Superquick: FARO Technologies just announced that they’ve acquired Advanced Technical Solutions in Scandinavia AB (“ATS”), maker of Traceable 3D, which combines measurement, technology, and methodology in a single workflow. The...
More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

Sorry – no unifying theme for this afternoon’s earnings announcements from ANSYS, Trimble and FARO. ANSYS is the CAE powerhouse; Trimble makes design, measurement and other software used in the construction, mining, trucking and similar industries. Both...
More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

FARO revenue down, CEO departing

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for reality computing companies, as first Stratasys announced a marked slowdown in demand for its MakerBot prosumer offerings, then 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichenthal left under what sound like contentious circumstances...
Out of the Inbox: reality capture & 3D printing stalls?, BIM grows, VARs do too

Oh dear. FARO preannounces Q1

Despite all of the (deserved, accurate) hoopla about reality computing, FARO, one of the leading capture vendors, today announced preliminary results for Q1. Is it a harbinger of things to come or an isolated case? Probably more the former, as currency, regional...
FARO snaps up kubit

FARO snaps up kubit

Well, well, well. Another independent, gobbled up. FARO, maker of laser scanners for metrology (very tight tolerances) and infrastructure applications (huge data sets, accurate, often outdoors) just acquired kubit, a German company that has been a leader in developing...
FARO acquires ARAS 360 — nope, not that Aras

FARO acquires ARAS 360 — nope, not that Aras

Things are so hectic right now that I read the headline quickly, did a double-take — and then read it again: FARO Technologies, the 3D measurement and laser scanning company, acquired ARAS 360 Technologies to add to its accident and crime reconstruction...
Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Happy Monday! Last week was a big one, with all of the regular news plus International Pi Day and the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for what we know today as the Internet. Sir Berners-Lee used the occasion to call for an Internet users’...