FARO Arms & ScanArm

FARO Portable 3D Measurement Arms

The global standard for arm technology, a portable CMM arm for any application


The FaroArm is a portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that allows manufacturers easy verification of product quality by performing 3D inspections, tool certifications, CAD comparison, dimensional analysis, reverse engineering, and more.

With the release of the FARO 8-Axis Quantum FaroArm® V2, the world’s only eight-axis portable metrology arm solution, FARO has again redefined the market expectations for arm technology, with available non-contact laser scanning capabilities.

It seamlessly integrates the portable Quantum FaroArm with an eighth-axis, enabling the part to be rotated in real-time relative to the Arm – meaning no difficult reaching around the object and no need to move the Arm into different locations during the process. 

This results in unmatched measuring speed and user-friendliness, offering an easy-to-use measurement solution that allows users to focus on the actual measurement and not on the measurement processes.

Available in three different models with varying accuracy specifications – QuantumS, QuantumM and QuantumE – the Quantum is the first and only Arm in the market that can be verified against the international certification standard for articulated arm coordinate measuring machines, ISO 10360-12:2016, which ensures maximum measurement consistency and reliability in a wide range of work environments.

The QuantumV2 This flagship arm establishes a new industry performance bar and extends FARO’s tradition of maximum measurement consistency and reliability in every working environment. This portable CMM delivers best-in-class performance for both hard probing and laser scanning applications.

The QuantumM V2 is the reference standard for companies looking for a creliable factory or shop-floor inspection solution with an excellent price/performance ratio. It has been developed for organizations that want to extend their manufacturing performance, reduce scrap and waste,  and improve their production efficiencies through high-end quality inspection technology.

The QuantumV2 is the entry-level portable coordinate measurement machine for organizations looking for a cost-effective factory inspection solution. Reliable and robust, this portable CMM enables manufacturers to have full confidence in their quality assurance processes and ensure high quality production.


FARO Quantum S

FARO Quantum S
ScanArm - Demo & Q/A

FARO 8-Axis ScanArm
and Prizm™ Color LLP




  • Measurement range: 1.5m to 4.0m (4.9 ft. to 13.1 ft.) 
  • Accuracy: up to 12μm (±0.000472”) 
  • Certified to meet  ISO 10360-12:2016 measurement standard
  • Innovative design for highest performance and factory stress-tested for reliability
  • Excellent ergonomics and useability
  • High-speed wireless operation (Robust WI-FI®)
  • Extended battery use
  • FAROBLU™ Laser line probe HD leverages optically-superior blue laser technology
  • Articulating measuring arm

FARO ScanArm

Ideal for inspection and quality control, offering capabilities such as point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling of free-form surfaces. 

To target specific application needs, FARO offers two different Laser Line Probe options for the FaroArm: 

FAROBlu Laser Line Probes

The Quantum FaroArm combined with the FAROBlu Laser Line Probe HD (High Definition) delivers unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities by integrating the best laser scanner available in the market, which provides the highest fidelity point cloud data at high speed.

The Quantum FaroArm in combination with the FAROBlu Laser Line Probe SD (Standard Definition) offers an entry-level ScanArm solution featuring the same best-in-class FAROBlu technology at an excellent price/performance ratio.

Both the FAROBlu Laser Line Probe HD and the FAROBlu Laser Line Probe SD leverage an optically-superior blue laser technology, for improved scanning and higher resolution.

FARO Prizm Laser Line Probe

The FARO Prizm Laser Line Probe delivers high-resolution, 3D color scanning and allows users to view, inspect and manipulate detail-rich, 3D color point clouds of parts or assemblies.

The Quantum combined with the Prizm Laser Line Probe provides the high fidelity required for accurate color point cloud data capture and is ideally suited for inspections where color data and visualization of surface texture are essential for analysis and documentation.

Additionally, users can switch to grayscale or monochromatic modes, which provide options for higher scanning rates. 


Users can pair any of the three Quantum FaroArm variations with the two FAROBlu Laser Line Probe models or the FARO Prizm Laser Line Probe, as well as select from our eight and seven-axis options. This allows users to tailor their solution to meet their specific contact/non-contact measurement requirements.

Through simple Plug and Play, users can attach any of these probes to the Quantum measuring arm, creating an all-in-one measurement solution: the Quantum ScanArm


  • Fast Scanning Speed – The extra wide scan stripe and fast frame rate boosts productivity by increasing coverage and reducing scanning time. Combined with the eight-axis rotation of objects in real-time, the scanning process itself is even faster.
  • Scan Challenging Materials – Seamlessly scan across diverse surface materials regardless of contrast, reflectivity or part complexity without any special coatings or target placement.
  • High-Definition Data – Intricate components can be captured in fine detail as a result of the 2,000 actual points per scanline (FAROBlu HD) and the FAROBlu Laser Line Probe featuring noise reduction technology.
  • Color Scanning – RGB information and color point cloud data allow users to document, analyze and manipulate detail rich, 3D color point clouds (FARO Prizm) of a part or assembly on a computer screen. Proper decisions on the production floor can be made based on the availability of information not detectable with existing technologies.
    High-Speed Wireless Operation – New sophisticated and robust electronic design delivers superior reliability and guarantees optimal wireless operation for scanning and probing, allowing unmatched reach across the manufacturing floor.
  • High-Speed Wireless Operation – New sophisticated and robust electronic design delivers superior reliability and guarantees optimal wireless operation for scanning and probing, allowing unmatched reach across the manufacturing floor.



CAD-based inspection
Quickly identify deviations from nominal CAD data with 3D metrology
Dimensional Analysis
Capture measurements quickly, do inspections and ensure proper tolerances
First Article Inspection
Ensure first article parts meet design specifications and tolerances
In-Process Inspection
Inspect parts in-process, directly on or produce them directly at the machine
Incoming Inspection
Prevent out-of-tolerance parts from reaching assembly with incoming quality
Reverse Engineering
Create fully surfaced CAD models of design concepts or replacement parts
Machine Calibration
Ensure machines are calibrated and operating at optimal performance
Increase machine performance and reduce downtime caused by misalignment
Non-Contact Inspection
Easily capture point cloud data of complex / free-form shapes without contact
Virtual Simulation
Virtualize entire sets, characters and objects for use in film and video game platforms

Click here to download FARO 8-Axis QuantumS V2 Arm Tech Sheet
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Click here to download FARO 8-Axis Quantum E V2 Arm Tech Sheet
Click here to download FARO 8-Axis Quantum V2 ScanArm Tech Sheet (S M E)