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Innovative technologies, mobility, and flexibility in measurement technology are playing a major role for more and more companies. In addition to fixed coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) or traditional measurement arms, optical systems are increasingly becoming established in measurement technology. Measurement technology is even in demand at high-tech polymer specialist REHAU.

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Creaform Inc., developer of the Handyscan 3D laser scanner, was recently acquired for approximately $120 million by AMETEK Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices.

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When coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) first came on the scene in the 1960s and 1970s, parts and work pieces were measured by well-trained inspectors in clean rooms and labs far from the shop-floor hubbub. In these controlled environments, cantilever-style (and eventually, bridge, gantry, and horizontal-arm) CMMs provided extremely accurate measurements. However, the measuring process was inefficient, specifically concerning the time needed to transport parts to the lab and back for validation and verification.

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(Creaform: Lévis, Québec, Canada) -- Creaform, developer, manufacturer, and provider of portable 3-D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services, has announced its financial results for the first half of 2013. The company reports sales growth of 41 percent over 2012.

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Recently, Creaform’s Metrology Services division was contacted by a French electric power-generation company to inspect a set of hydraulic penstocks, or water channels. The targeted installation was suspected to be deformed after its 50 years of operation. Pressure changes, corrosion, temperature variations, mechanical damages, and deformation due to the weight of the huge pipes resting on concrete stands are among the many factors that could have caused deformations.

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The École Nationale de Voile et des Sports Nautiques (ENVSN) is a sailing and nautical school in the small village of Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, in Brittany, France. Its mission is to provide expertise and high-level development in the fields of research, training, and innovation. The school additionally assists professionals, such as the French 470 sailing team, as it strives to adapt to ever-evolving nautical practices.

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(Creaform: Lévis, Quebec, Canada) -- Creaform, a leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services, has launched the MetraSCAN-R series of robot-mounted optical CMM 3D scanners for automated inspection on and off the production line. The devices were premiered last week at the CONTROL trade show in Stuttgart, Germany.

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(Creaform: Leinfelden-Echterdingen) -- Creaform, leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and 3D Engineering Services, announces the installation of probing optical technology and noncontact 3D measurement systems at the BMW plant in Munich, Germany. The TRUaccuracy technology, which is integrated in all Creaform systems, was a key factor in the decision.

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(Creaform: Lévis, Québec, Canada) -- How often do engineers get the chance to make their most cherished yet craziest project a reality?

It’s exactly this opportunity Creaform is putting forward through the 2013 edition of its “Put us to the test!” contest.

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Cédric Touchette, holder of the Guinness record for fastest speed on a gravity-powered street luge (157.41 kmh/97.81 mph) decided to take up a new challenge: pass the symbolic mark of 100 mph, with no engine. Among the other thrill seekers interested in this challenge was Louis-Étienne Bouchard-Pouliot, an account manager at Creaform Inc., developer and manufacturer of portable 3D measurement technologies.