Creaform dedicates over half a million dollars’ worth of equipment to engineering education

Creaform is enhancing its educational sponsorship package with a brand-new fleet of HandySCAN 3D units!

Lévis, Québec, December 1, 2015 –  Creaform, the worldwide leader in  portable3D measurement solutions and  engineering services, announced today it will sponsor 12 engineering students’ projects. In its 3rd year,  Creaform’s Student Project Sponsorship Program received more than 85 applications from over 100 student teams around the world. Creaform is investing even further to offer its recipients the very best in portable optical 3D measurement technologies.

Selected teams are participating in competitions, such as Aero Design, Clean Snowmobile, Formula (Hybrid, Electric), Baja, Supermileage—part of  SAE’s Collegiate Design Series—as well as other diversified projects. This year’s sponsored teams will get access to Creaform’s flagship metrology-grade 3D scanner, the  HandySCAN 3D, which is used by leading manufacturing companies around the world. Whether they want to digitize existing parts, improve the quality of their designs, validate the accuracy of their manufacturing methods, or perform finite element analysis (FEA), the possibilities in 3D measurement are endless.

The selected teams hail from over 8 different countries, such as China, Japan and Australia—a first for the program—and have received a complete package that includes:

  • HandySCAN 700: Teams received Creaform’s first-class metrology-grade 3D scanner. It’s at the cutting-edge of reverse engineering.
  • VXmodel and VXinspect: Reverse engineering and dimensional inspection software module.
  • Technical Support: Complimentary assistance from Creaform’s Customer Support teams worldwide will be offered.
  • Training: Teams will receive customary training and tips to make the best use of Creaform’s 3D scanners and software solutions.
  • And even more!

To top it off, each team will be paired with one of Creaform’s experienced application engineers who will act as a mentor by providing advice and practical know-how when needed. “As a former mechanical engineering student, I am extremely proud to be offering the next generation of engineers the unique opportunity to experience the performance of professional-grade tools,” said François Leclerc, Product Manager and head of the educational program. “Not everyone gets to experience such high-level technology first hand, even when working in the industry.”

To  get more information on the program or apply for next year’s edition, please visit the Creaform  website.

About Creaform

Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has offices in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore.

Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with 2014 annual sales of $4.0 billion.  

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