January 31, 2011
FARO Technologies Inc., Lake Mary, Fla., a provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, celebrates 30 years in business in 2011. To mark the occasion, the company invited customer Paul Jr. Designs to build a custom chopper. The motorcycle build was featured on Discovery Channel's television series "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" Jan. 17 and 24.
The company's FaroArm was used during the fabrication of the 30th anniversary bike. The machine digitizes the exact shape and placement of intricate components. The data collected with the arm can be imported immediately to a CNC machine or waterjet cutter to produce accurate parts, the manufacturer reports.