FARO Technologies’ first 3D Documentation conference in the Asia Pacific region has been rated a success, attracting almost 200 delegates from 20 different countries to the two day forum in Singapore on April 25-26 under the theme ‘Connecting 3D Communities’.

The conference sessions featured latest developments as well as future perspectives relating to 3D documentation, with participants from a variety of sectors including architecture, civil engineering, surveying, forestry, forensics, facilities management, as well as mining and tunnelling industries.

Guest speakers from around the world shared their technical know-how and expertise with the audience at the event, including Dr Bharat Lohani from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, who shared his findings and techniques for motion correction for laser scanning of moving objects.

Volvo Cars Group’s technical expert Magnus Ronnang spoke about the usage of 3D laser scanning in Virtual Manufacturing.

FARO’s Asia Pacific manager Joseph Arezone says the event helped to make meaningful connections. “Several months of hard work in planning and preparation finally culminated in two days of excellent networking and technical sharing at this first-ever FARO 3D Documentation Conference in Asia Pacific.

“We have held this conference in other regions in the past but this is the first time we have taken it to Asia, and we could not have asked for a better outcome and response. In fact, we have already received requests from delegates asking about when and where the next conference in Asia will be held.”

Leading experts from FARO, 3D Systems, Bentley Systems, Dustin Productions LLC, and Geospatial Media and Communications also shared their visions on business trends, industry trends, as well as application usage trends for 3D laser scanning technology. Topics of discussion included Intersection of CAD and Scanning, Business Direction of Geospatial Industry, Future of Laser Scanning in Forensics and Accident Re-construction, Information Mobility between the Virtual and Physical, and 3D Documentation.

Delegates also participated in specific technology, industry and workshop sessions focused on Process and Power Piping, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Historic Preservation, Surveying, Mapping and Tunnelling, Virtual Manufacturing, as well as Forensics and Accident Scenes, where more than 26 industry experts shared their knowledge and experience.

A product exhibition featuring nine companies offered a first-hand look at products related to 3D measurement or scanning.

3D Systems’ Southern Asia & ANZ account manager Lawrence Rajah says, “We have been a long-time partner with FARO and felt that it was important to be a part of this inaugural 3D conference in Asia. If there are future such conferences in the region, we will be sure to lend our support to FARO again.”


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