Creaform announces major design and performance upgrade for its new MetraSCAN 3D laser scanner

New version 12X faster can tackle black, multicolored and shiny surfaces with metrology accuracy for applications directly on the shop floor

Lévis, Québec, April 21, 2016 –  Creaform, the worldwide 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 very 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:

  • 1.5X 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
  • And much more!  Detailed information about the  new functionalities  and  technical specifications  are available on the website.

Thanks to TRUaccuracy, the 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 to 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,” explains Marco St-Pierre, Vice President, Innovation and Technologies. “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.

Creaform’s quality control solutions will be available for live product demonstrations at  CONTROL 2016, at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre in Stuttgart, Germany, in hall 5, stand 5108, April 26–29.

About Creaform

Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells portable 3D measurement technologies and specializes in 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 centres 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 annual sales of $4.0 billion. 

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