Creaform Introduces New C-Link for Faster and Easier Inspection of Complex Parts
LÃ‰VIS, QC, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Creaform, leader in portable 3D measurement technologies, is proud to introduce the latest improvement to its inspection
systems: the C-Link functionality. Through C-Link, it is possible to
network up to 4 C-Tracks and operate them simultaneously with a
HandyPROBE portable CMM or a MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner.
Benefits of the C-Link Functionality
-- Makes the inspection process of complex setups, jigs, tooling or prototype faster and easier than ever before. -- Featuring the TRUaccuracy technology, it generates guaranteed high accuracy results, no matter the measurement environment (instability, vibrations, thermal variation, etc.) or operator skills; -- Can be used as a mobile measurement solution for complex set-ups; -- Allows the creation of fixed measurement rooms (virtual CMM with freedom of handheld probe/3D scanner); -- Can be used for large or complex objects deformation analysis when used with Creaform's VXtrack software module.
“We were receiving repeated requests from our MetraSCAN and HandyPROBE
customers towards a solution that would enable them to carry out
demanding and specific applications such as deformation analysis on
plane wings and presses or measure car chassis with their Creaform
technology, but without having to actually move the CMM, explained
Jean-FranÃ§ois Larue, product director. The idea of the C-Link
functionality was born out of a desire to actually meet this need; our
R&D crew figured out a way to build upon our inspection systems’
accuracy, power and dynamic referencing capability and developed
C-Link, which also improves the performance of our systems with regards
to inspection and QC of large or complex parts.”
Creaform’s technologies upgraded with the C-Link functionality will be
demoed at 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