Creaform Unveils Expanded and Enhanced MetraSCAN 3D Optical CMM Scanners Line-Up
Newcomers to be introduced at the CONTROL tradeshow next week in Germany
LÃ‰VIS, QC, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Creaform, leader in portable 3D measurement technologies, is proud to unveil its new line-up of MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners – the most accurate 3D scanners for demanding quality control and
reverse engineering applications.
The MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM Scanners
The MetraSCAN 3D scanners are the most accurate scanning solutions on
the market, whether in lab or on the shop floor. Like Creaform’s entire
portfolio of measuring technologies, the MetraSCAN 3D are easy to
master and use, and they take only a few minutes to set up. Featuring
Creaform’s TRUaccuracy technology, the MetraSCAN 3D ensure highly-accurate dimensional surface measurements, regardless of the measurement environment (instability, vibrations,
thermal variations, etc.) or operator skills.
The combination of a MetraSCAN 3D CMM scanner and a HandyPROBE arm-free CMM makes for a complete and powerful measurement system for points and
surfaces, and enable geometrical and freeform inspection on the same
part, with the same system.
The new MetraSCAN 3D handheld scanners are now offered in two versions:
-- The MetraSCAN 70 offers optimal resolution. It is ideal for projects where geometrical feature definition is key, such as sheet metal and tooling inspection. -- The MetraSCAN 210 offers increased measurement speed. Its increased stand-off and depth of field make for enhanced scanning flexibility. It is ideal for large surface metrology and large-scale reverse engineering. -- Both 3D scanners feature the same accuracy and they have been fitted with a new light carbon structure.
“We believe that this expanded and enhanced MetraSCAN line-up fits the
needs of our customers now more closely when it comes to quality
control or reverse engineering applications, said Jean-FranÃ§ois Larue,
product director. What’s more, we integrated the know-how acquired on
the technology since the launch of the first generation of MetraSCAN in
2010. Among all the inspection systems available on the market, the
MetraSCAN 3D scanners remain best at increasing the reliability, speed
and versatility of the measurement process.”
The new devices will be presented to the public for the first time
during the CONTROL tradeshow in Stuttgart, Germany, from May 8 to 11
(hall 5, booth 5108).
Creaform develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement
technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company
offers innovative solutions that cover the entire range of 3D
applications, including 3D scanning, reverse engineering, advanced
surfacing, inspection and numerical simulation. Its products and
services are intended for industries such as the automotive, aerospace,
3D body measurement, consumer products, heavy industries,
manufacturing, power generation and research & education.
Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D portable, self-positioning 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE arm-free portable CMM and the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners. The company also brings photogrammetry to all its technologies with the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system. Moreover, the company offers the Creaform 3D Body Digitizers.
Creaform reached C$37.5 million in sales in 2011. The company employs
more than 300 people worldwide, and has offices in QuÃ©bec City,
MontrÃ©al, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan.
The company’s head office and Quebec-based offices are 9001 : 2008 ISO