Metris Presents the REPLICA Laser Scanning CMM at Westec for $99,500

Leuven, March 22th 2006 - Metris announce the launch of the new Replica laser scanning CMM at the Westec show (Los Angeles, March 27-30). Based on the LK Ascent CMM, the Replica features the Metris LC50 line scanner and has been introduced to meet the growing demand for a competitive reverse engineering solution that offers high scanning speed and data capture together with CMM performance and reliability. The Replica is the first integrated solution offered by Metris since the acquisition of CMM manufacturer, LK, in January of this year.

The Replica is currently the subject of a major launch promotion at $99,500*. With the use of the LC50 line scanner, the fully CNC Replica solution delivers a scan speed of 19200 pts/sec. For the powerful acquisition of pointcloud data, Metris Scan software is provided as standard. With the inclusion of Focus Reverse Engineering software, the Replica represents a powerful alternative to touch trigger analogue scanning for gathering a high volume of component data required to make precise reverse engineering designs..

Focus Reverse Engineering suite gives designers the freedom to evaluate and modify their models at any stage with a choice of polygons, curves or surfaces. This functionality is particularly important in design for manufacture and polygon-based modeling applications and also has broader uses in rapid prototyping, FEA and CFD preparation, and digital archiving. As an option, it is also possible to upgrade to the new version of Focus Inspection, the Metris workflow software for full part to CAD and feature comparison between pointclouds and CAD models.

With the launch of the Replica, Metris is introducing laser scanning solutions to a much wider range of customers. Traditionally seen as the domain of the large engineering OEM's, this new CMM has been introduced to place a flexibile, reliable and competitive laser scanning solution within the reach of all companies looking to move beyond their current capability and really push the boundaries of engineering to the limits.

* Promotion only valid in US and subject to Metris conditions

About Metris
Metris design, develop and market a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems for the automotive and aerospace sectors. The company offers world-class metrology solutions for both design and manufacturing communities. The comprehensive product family covers the full range of measurement volumes required by customers, in both fixed and portable configurations and with optical and touch sensors.

Metris provides best in class precision equipment and metrology solutions for classical CMM measurements featuring bridge and horizontal arm CMMs.

Metris is the market leader for CMM-based laser inspection, with the Metris LC and XC laser scanners offering full surface and feature measurement.

Metris Optical CMMs are portable, hand-held coordinate measuring machines, with a proven track record in engineering, pre-production, and quality control applications. The Optical CMM can also be used in dynamic testing and robot calibration applications.

Metris Handheld 3D Scanners are the best-in-class articulated arm scanners for inspection and reverse engineering.

The Metris Laser Radar is the top solution available to the manufacturing industry that provides a fully automated, non-contact measurement and inspection capability for large- volume applications of up to 60 meters.

The Metris Indoor GPS is a modular, large volume tracking system enabling factory-wide localization of multiple objects with metrology accuracy, applicable in manufacturing and assembly.

Metris completes its product portfolio with a full range of complementary software solutions for inspection and reverse engineering applications.

The Metris Headquarters are based in Leuven (Belgium) with additional production and development centers in UK (Derby, London) US (California, Detroit, Virginia), China, Russia and Bulgaria. Metris provide a worldwide network of sales and support offices located in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

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