FARO has announced the acquisition of MWF-Technology GmbH, an innovator in mobile augmented reality (AR) solutions.

MWF’s breakthrough technology enables large, complex 3D CAD data to be transferred to a tablet device and then used for mobile visualization and comparison to real world conditions. This enables real time, actionable manufacturing insight for in-process inspection, assembly, guidance and positioning.

Located near Frankfurt, Germany, MWF’s mobile AR solution (FARO AR Inspect) has been utilized by some of the top aerospace and automotive companies in the world in their assembly workflows to dramatically reduce cycle time and significantly reduce manufacturing costs. This solution includes both an innovative compression software tool for converting 3D CAD data into a mobile format, enabling intuitive navigation through the 3D data, and a hardware kit that includes a 3D ready iPad and alignment tools.

FARO AR Inspect, along with FARO Tracer guidance and positioning…

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