FARO Freestyle 2

FARO Freestyle 2 – Handheld 3D scanner

The industrial-grade 3D handheld scanner

The FARO Freestyle 2 is the optimal handheld scanner for 3D documentation in construction, architecture and plant engineering as well as for capturing crime scenes and accident sites. Since no registration marks are required for the scan work, you can document the desired area quickly and without much effort. The scanning process is visualized directly on the device in real time, allowing you to keep an eye on the scanning progress at all times and scan intuitively. Additional hardware with annoying cables is not required. All you need is the lightweight handheld scanner, which can be operated comfortably with one hand. As a result, the Freestyle 2 provides you with high-quality, colorful, 3D data with an accuracy of up to 0.5 mm.

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Special features of FARO Freestyle 2

Maximum flexibility and productivity

The Freestyle 2 from FARO offers you 3D color scan data with outstanding accuracy. The lightweight and compact design, simple and intuitive operation and reliable results make the Freestyle 2 the best solution for 3D documentation challenges. In addition, because the device is laser class 1, it is eye-safe and can be used anywhere without risk.

With the handheld 3D scanner, you can digitally document almost all types of surfaces and environments in no time. Thanks to its light weight and slim design, you have maximum flexibility. You can even scan narrow, hard-to-reach areas where you can't place a tripod with a terrestrial laser scanner. You can also subsequently merge the scan data with images from the FARO Focus3D laser scanner, thus ensuring complete 3D documentation of a scan area.


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The advantages at a glance

  • Scan volume up to 39.5 m³ at 5 m maximum range
  • Flexible working without registration marks
  • Best ROI on the market
  • Seamless integration with Focus3D laser scanner scans
  • Certified accuracy
  • Easy to use scan software
  • No additional power supply required
  • Intuitive plug-and-play system - the Freestyle3D does not require a warm-up period!
  • Real-time visualization of the point cloud on your smartphone
  • Lightweight and rugged - The only industrial grade handheld scanner with IP 52 rating that is lighter than 1.5 kg


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Examples of application for FARO Freestyle 2

The 3D scanner for professional use

Thanks to its high accuracy in data acquisition, the FARO Freestyle 2 is ideally suited for professional scanning tasks. Within a very short time, you can document a wide variety of structures and objects from different perspectives in high resolution. Whether you need 3D documentation for interior design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), plant design or forensic investigations, the Freestyle 2 is the ideal choice for many tasks.

Just use the Freestyle 2 for quick and easy 3D surveying and don't bother with traditional time-consuming methods and means. With the Freestyle 2, you can measure even complex shapes or tight spaces in 3D in no time. As results you get detailed 3D point clouds, which you can process as you like for your planning process.

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The handheld scanner for differnet needs

FARO Freestyle 2 can be used in many application areas and is perfectly suited for different requirements:

Architecture & interior design

  • Measurements of complex structures and objects
  • Project supervision
  • Deformation modeling
  • Quality control
  • Enhancement to Focus3D scans for larger projects

Restoration & 3D modeling

  • Area construction progress monitoring
  • Built environment
  • Free-form components inspection
  • Deformations control
  • Reverse engineering
  • Restoration and conservation

Construction & facility management

  • Documentation
  • Planning of structural alterations
  • Re-planning of technical modifications


  • Crime scenes investigation and analysis
  • Digital proof collection
  • Process integration
  • Accessibility
  • Fire investigation

Accident reconstruction

  • Traffic accident investigation and analysis
  • Passive safety of cars
  • Collision reconstruction
  • Digital proof collection
  • Digital accessibility

Architecture and construction

Measure complex structures easily in 3D

Freestyle 2 makes surveying complex structures in construction a breeze. The compact handheld scanner lets you scan even in tight or hard-to-reach areas. You can immediately track the scanned area on the tablet to verify the completeness of the scanned area. After scanning, you can easily transfer the obtained point clouds of the complex installations and surfaces to a PC via SD card for further processing.

Interior design by means of hand-operated scanners

Fast and precise 3D documentation

Due to the enormous scan volume, Freestyle 2 is perfectly suited for detailed surveying of interior spaces. You have never documented rooms as fast, accurate and easy as you do with the Freestyle3D scanner. Even inexperienced users can operate the scanner and gain vest results thanks to the intuitive user interface.

3D scanner for crime scene documentation

Secure all evidence for eternity

The preservation of evidence at crime scenes is a challenge for forensic experts since they have to collect and save information by means of photos and notes. But this approach is very time-consuming.By contrast, 3D scanning a whole crime scene is made within a minimum of time and provides reliable detailed captures that are the perfect basis for investigation and accurate reconstruction of the progression of events.

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Digitalization of accident scenes

Captures everything immediately

To capture accident scenes three-dimensionally, police and accident investigators often use the terrestrial laser scanner FARO Focus3D. If you want to capture details and complex structures, FARO Freestyle 2 is an ideal enhancement. With Freestyle 2 you are very flexible and gain a complete 3D documentation. The scanner is immediately ready for scanning and doesn't need any warm-up time. This way, you save time and minimize delays. Afterwards, you can combine the data with the scan results of a Focus3D scanner.

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Mode of operation of FARO Freestyle 2

Capture intuitively in 3D

With a distance of 0.4 to 10 meters, you can completely capture objects and their surroundings with the Freestyle 2. You don't even have to attach fiducials for this. Capture a wide variety of objects and structures in color from different angles in the shortest possible time. On your smartphone, you can track which areas you have already captured in real time while scanning. This way, you can't lose any information during data capture.

The captured 3D data (point clouds) are stored on the internal memory, which allows easy data transfer to a PC for further processing. The point clouds are processed using the FARO Scene software. You can then export the data for use in a CAD system, merge the obtained point clouds with other point clouds, or share online with project partners via SCENE WebShare Cloud.

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Workflow for 3D documentation

In just 3 steps to success

The workflow with Freestyle 2 is as easy as you think:

Step 1: Scan

Capture the area you want by pointing the Freestyle 2 at the objects you want to scan and, at the touch of a button, capture everything in the scanner's field of view. This allows you to move the handheld scanner around the objects so that you actually scan all the information you want.

Step 2: Process

In the powerful FARO Scene software, you can process your scan results (point clouds) and, if required, combine them with other point clouds that you have previously acquired with a FARO Focus3D laser scanner.

Step 3: Collaborate

To share your processed scan results with colleagues or project partners, for example, you can easily and securely upload the data to WebShare Cloud. You also have the option to assign a password for your project there.



Specification of FARO Freestyle 2

All data at a glance

Thanks to its lightweight carbon fiber structure and a weight less than 1kg, Freestyle 2 allows a very comfortable handling. The 3D scanner is equipped with two infrared-cameras, a RGB camera and a laser source. Due to te tablet PC Microsoft® Surface Pro 3, handling and data capturing are very easy and intuitive.

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Technical specifications  FARO Freestyle 2
Range 0.4 – 5m (up to 10m with limited data quality)
Identifiable characteristics up to 0,2mm
3D point accuracy 0,5mm
Accuracy at greater distance 0,5mm at 1m distance
5mm at 5m distance
15mm at10m distance
Point density single image up to 45.000 points/m² at 0.5m distance
up to 10.500 points/m² at 1m distance
Capture rate up to 220.000 points/s, Density of the point cloud increases over time
Typical noise 0.3mm at 0.4m distance
0.75mm bei 1m distance
10mm bei 3m distance
35mm bei 5m distance
100mm bei 10m distance
Lighting conditions Full daylight, 10.000 – 45.000 Lux (reduced performance in direct
Light source Integrated LED flash
Scanvolume 39,5 m³ at 5m Maximum range
Typical field of view (HxW) 420mm x 550mm at 0.5 m
930mm x 1170mm at 1m
1800mm x 2160mm at 2m
2740mm x 3160mm at 3m
3600mm x 4160mm at 4m
4470mm x 5150mm at 5m
Exposure time 0.1ms – 7ms (automatic exposure)
Texture color 24 Bit
Measurements 285mm x 256mm x 130mm
Connectivity HDMI, USB 3.0, WiFi
Weight 1.48kg
IP protection class IP 52
Compensation On site - with supplied compensation plate
Operating temperature range 0 – 40 °C
Operating humidity range Non condensing
Eyecare Laserclass 1
Wavelength 798 – 816nm
Mobile-PC-specifications  FARO Freestyle 2
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 
Processor 64-Bit Intel® Core™ i7
Memory 256-GB-Hard disk
Connectivity HDMI; USB 3.0-Ports; WiFi


Software for Freestyle 2

The software supports you

The FARO Freestyle 2 works with the SCENE Capture software on the data logger. SCENE Capture is used for 3D data acquisition and visualization in real time. Great importance was attached to simple operation during development! Afterwards you process the scan data in SCENE. SCENE automatically improves the quality of the scans and provides you with optimal 3D data. The perfect interaction of both applications allows you to generate the best results.

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Questions or interest

Better informed as a user

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