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Creaform Announces Design and Performance Upgrade for MetraSCAN 3D Laser Scanner

Published: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:57

(Creaform: Lévis, Canada ) -- Creaform, a global leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has unveiled its new 3D scanner for shop-floor operation, the MetraSCAN 3D. Re-engineered to address increasing manufacturing quality standards, it offers the best possible combination of accuracy, speed, and flexibility for shop-floor 3D scanning needs.

In addition, the MetraSCAN 3D is intuitive and easy to use, ensuring short learning curves and operation by any level of user. Customers from the manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace industries can look forward to the following enhancements:
• 1.5 times more accurate: Volumetric accuracy of 0.064 mm (0.0025 in.) regardless of environment instabilities
• Fastest 3D scanner on the market: Features the highest measurement rate among all laser scanners with 480,000 measurements/second—12 times faster than the previous generation
• New light, sturdy design for shop-floor hardware reliability: Offers enhanced user experience as well as profitable time and cost benefits for operators
• Available in 350 and 750 models—and both in Standard and Elite version: Users can choose the speed and accuracy matching their requirements
• Detailed information about the new functionalities and technical specifications are available on Creaform’s website

Thanks to TRUaccuracy, MetraSCAN 3D’s optical-based data acquisition process provides measurement accuracy for small to large parts and assemblies that are insensitive to the instabilities of the environment. Efficient on black, multicolored, and shiny surfaces, the system helps manufacturers quickly address potential quality control issues at any stage of the production cycle, regardless of part complexity and material.

“Finding a versatile and portable measurement solution that still maintains the same level of performance in busy manufacturing environments can be a tough challenge for quality control managers and production operators,” says Marco St-Pierre, vice president of innovation and technologies at Creaform. “With a strong focus on our customers’ application needs, our goal is to make our optical CMM 3D scanner the new face of shop-floor quality control.”

For more in-depth quality control procedures, users can add single-point measurements with the new HandyPROBE Next portable CMM, which, along with the MetraSCAN 3D, is compatible with VXinspect, Creaform’s dimensional inspection software.

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Creaform helps companies seamlessly create, simulate, verify, and collaborate in 3D, significantly enhancing their turnaround times and profitability. In addition to designing and selling its 3D laser scanners/systems, 3D digitizers, portable CMMs, dual camera sensors, and distributing other 3D measurement systems and software, Creaform offers design and engineering services, reverse engineering, finite element analysis, 3D and long-range scanning, inspection, training, and staff outsourcing.