Designing at the Speed of Light


Faro is partnering with Rhode Island College to show you how to improve the time it takes to design and reverse engineer by collecting the world in 3D. Combining 3D scanners and digital manufacturing it has never been faster or easier to design and create. This event will start with a tour of Langevin Center by Professor Charlie McLaughlin and a review of the work being done to prepare Rhode Island Teachers and Students in the future of STEAM. Lunch will be served and Christopher Wilczewski of FARO Technologies will present the basics of 3D Scanning and how a range of designers are using it to improve their accuracy, efficiency and time to market.

Ticket price is $10; Food and drinks provided.

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Christopher Wilczewski

Christopher Wilczewski started consulting on technology solutions in 1999 ranging from IT, Electronics Development, Construction Technologies and Industrial Design, he brings a unique perspective and voice to the FARO team. Christopher continues to push the boundaries of FARO to find new value for their customers. He has been instrumental to the growth of organizations investing in 3D Capture technologies through a range of industries and constantly looking for new ways to disrupt others.

Christopher shares some of his time outside of work engaging in his new home town of Providence and Rhode Island College’s efforts to support STEM at Middle and High School levels.

Christopher is the Northeastern Account Manager for 3D Design at FARO Technologies.

Charles McLaughlin

Charles McLaughlin earned his BS and MS at Rhode Island College. He has been a Technology Educator since 1978. His first position was at Bridgham Middle School in Providence, RI. While teaching there he explored interdisciplinary scenarios for the Technology Education classroom by working with the History, Science, Mathematics, and English departments. He was offered a position at The University of Maryland-College Park to write curriculum. He became an instructor of graphic communication while earning his PhD in Technology Education. He was hired in 1990 by Ball State University where he continued to work on integration projects and was awarded three federal math and science improvement grants. He was a reviewer for the Standards for Technological Literacy. He returned to Rhode Island College to coordinate the Technology Education program. During this time we received National Recognition from NCATE/CTETE accreditation. He also coordinate the Langevin Center for Design, Innovation, and Advanced Manufacturing.