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Creaform Launches the MaxSHOT 3D Optical Coordinate Measuring System

September 14, 2011

New photogrammetry camera enhances Creaform technology product offering

LÓ°VIS, QC, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Creaform, leader in portable 3D optical measurement technologies, is proud to
introduce the latest addition to the wide range of technologies it
develops and manufactures, the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring

The MaxSHOT 3D adds the accuracy and speed of photogrammetry to the wide
range of applications already possible with Creaform technologies, most
especially when it comes to larger parts. It combines the MaxSHOT 3D
photogrammetric video camera and the VXshot processing software.

“We are excited about this new system, since it reflects perfectly our
commitment to high accuracy and reliability, says Creaform’s president
Charles Mony. The MaxSHOT 3D system brings photogrammetry to a whole
new level in terms of affordability, ease of use and accessibility.
With the MaxSHOT 3D, we will indisputably strengthen our position and
grow our market share in metrology-grade technologies on the
international basis”.

Features and Benefits

As product director Jean-François Larue stresses out, “our main goal was
to come up with the most user-friendly photogrammetry software that
ever existed to support our MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measurement
system. We are extremely proud to present the metrology/ quality
control community with an innovative software that is very simple to
operate. Featuring real-time visualization and validation of acquired
data and an entirely guided step-by-step operation, it allows even
those new to photogrammetry to quickly and easily generate a high
accuracy positioning model of an object.”

In concrete terms, using the MaxSHOT 3D with a Handyscan 3D
self-positioning scanner, a MetraSCAN optical CMM 3D scanner or a
HandyPROBE arm-free CMM translates into shorter measuring time on
larger parts, accelerated positioning of the device around the part and
higher measurement accuracy, which ultimately leads to reduced
production costs and increased efficiency.

The MaxSHOT 3D will be introduced to the public at EMO metalworking
tradeshow in Hanover (Germany) on September 19(th), and at Quality Expo in Chicago (USA) on September 20(th).

About Creaform

Creaform specializes in 3D portable optical measurement technologies and
3D engineering services. We offer innovative solutions that cover the
entire range of 3D applications, including 3D scanning, reverse
engineering, inspection, design & engineering and FEA. Our wide range
of products and services are intended for industries such as the
automotive, aerospace, defence, consumer products, heritage
preservation and manufacturing.

Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D line of
self-positioning 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE portable
arm-free CMM and the MetraSCAN optical CMM 3D scanner, two systems
designed for inspection applications. It has recently launched the
MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system that brings
photogrammetry to all these technologies.

Creaform is an international company with offices in Qu©bec City,
Montr©al, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan.

SOURCE Creaform

Source: PR Newswire