FARO Celebrates 30 Years with a Custom Chopper from Paul Jr. Designs

By Faro Technologies Inc., PRNE
Sunday, January 16, 2011

LAKE MARY, Florida, January 17, 2011 - FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's leading provider of
portable measurement and imaging solutions, celebrates 30 years in 2011. With
three decades of innovation and helping its customers' products and processes
be the best in the world, FARO celebrated this milestone by having one of
their valued customers, Paul Jr. Designs, build a custom FARO-themed chopper.
FARO's motorcycle build will be featured on Discovery Channel's popular
television series American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior premiering January 17,
at 9pm EST.

(Photo: photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110117/FL30426 )

Like with most custom choppers created by Paul Jr. Designs, the FaroArm
was used during the fabrication of this 30th anniversary bike. Creating
one-of-a-kind masterpieces quickly and efficiently is important for PJD. Some
elements like the gas tank, seat pan and primary cover display the true
craftsmanship that goes into every design. All of these have intricate shapes
and contours that are difficult to capture or re-create by hand. With the
FaroArm they are able to digitize the exact shape and placement of components
virtually eliminating the need to trace and create cardboard templates. The
data collected with the arm can be immediately imported to the CNC machine or
water-jet cutter to produce accurate pieces that will fit perfectly from the
start, thus reducing scrap, saving time and boosting overall efficiency.

Watch the fabrication and unveiling of the new FARO custom chopper and
get a sneak preview of the next generation FaroArm that will be showcased
during this two part episode of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior,
premiering January 17 and January 24, 2011. American Chopper: The Series can
be seen in over 150 countries through the Discovery Communication Network.
Check your local listings for dates and times.

About FARO

FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices
and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D
measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production
and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting
components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as
well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime
scenes. They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites.

Worldwide, approximately 10,000 customers are operating more than 20,000
installations of FARO's systems. The company's global headquarters is located
in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany
and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in
Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands,
India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.

Kate Carlson - Marketing Supervisor, Events & PR, kate.carlson at faro.com, +1-407-562-5036 direct, +1-407-562-5222 fax

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