Greco Architectural Metal Products has invested in two FARO scanners to help upgrade its measuring, fabrication and installation process. Matt Palmer, Greco’s president of U.S. operations, says the scanner is a game changer for the industry. The scanner uses laser technology to capture highly accurate three-dimensional (3D) images and exact measurements of a project.

FARO scanners can be positioned in multiple locations to capture a complete image. Specialty software links the images to create a detailed 3D model with real-world data. Photo courtesy of Greco Architectural.

It can be positioned in multiple locations to capture a complete image. Specialty software links the images to create a detailed 3D model with real-world data.

“This technology provides far more accurate field conditions and real dimensions without human error, resulting in greatly improved efficiency,” says Palmer. “Our design staff can now focus more on the aesthetics and functionality of each installation. The FARO scanners are especially useful when designing radius projects or multi-directional stairs requiring extremely complex geometry. Our computer-aided design team can start fabrication details immediately rather than relying on return visits to the site to confirm details.”

According to Palmer, the scanner is ideal for capturing detailed images of indoor and outdoor spaces. It provides Greco’s design and installation team with accurate measurements for fabricating and installing railings and architectural metal products.

“Like all construction industries, our business has been affected by labor shortages and manpower issues,” states Palmer. “Now, we can give our current and future employees the knowledge and skill to use advanced technology instead of doing the tedious and sometimes physically demanding work of hand measurements. It’s a win-win for everyone.”