3D scanning is used by many industries as part of prototyping and engineering manufacturing. These incredible devices are operated by hovering the scanner over and around the object to be scanned.
A 3D model of the part is generated in real time. While accuracy is critical when using a 3D scanner in a demanding professional environment, ease of use and portability are also make or break factors.
Canadian company Creaform develops a range of 3D scanners that exceeds the expectations for this technology. They create technologies that fulfill the needs of demanding applications including engineering product development and metrology.
All Creaform 3D scanners provide accurate measurements in real life operating conditions. No matter the environment or operator skills.
The scanner’s software provides a simplified measurement process while greatly increasing data accuracy. While we know 3D scanners work great in the stable conditions of the lab, fast-paced development sometimes means working on the go.
Creaform scanners are handheld, light, and fit into a small suitcase. Thanks to their lack of reliance on mechanical constraints, they can be used virtually anywhere.
Best of all they are simple. Creaform has managed to package this highly sophisticated technology in a way that allows for super fast setup with no particular experience required by the user.
Anyone can get scanning on any part of virtually any size, shape, or color. Straightforward data acquisition process that generates extra fast results, with real-time visualization and direct mesh output. Creaform develops three 3D scanners for a range of applications.
The Go!SCAN 3D provides the easiest 3D scanning experience, generating fast and reliable measurements. Its innovative auto-positioning technology using the part geometry and color allow it to bypass long preparation steps and specific setups, offering a very fast and easy scanning process without any manual data post-processing.
Capturing also color, its applications range from product development (Reverse engineering, 3D scan-to-CAD, prototyping, 3D scan-to-print) to heritage preservation, museology, multimedia and even more.
The HandySCAN 3D is a truly portable metrology-grade 3D scanner that delivers highly accurate measurements. It won the Red Dot award in 2015 and is extremely user-friendly.
Its self-positioning technology using optical reflectors makes it the most versatile and does not require any external positioning device. It allows to quickly capture accurate and detailed measurements in any environment regardless of the work conditions (temperature, confined space, indoor/outdoor, vibrations).
Designed specifically for product development and engineering professionals, it is also used for product manufacturing (QC, tooling design, assembly production) as well as servicing operations (digital archiving, maintenance and repairs, replacement/recycling).
Finally, the MetraSCAN 3D offers the most complete 3D scanning solutions for metrology-grade measurements even on complex surfaces.
This optimum scanner is designed to help operators better manage processes and respond faster to the industry’s increasing quality control (QC) requirements.
The MetraSCAN 3D provides super high accuracy under all environmental conditions making it the prime choice for shop-floor quality control metrology.
The MetraSCAN 3D offers extendable measuring volume for larger parts, incredible speed, shop-floor accuracy and impressive capabilities on challenging materials. If you are unsure which scanner suits you best, experts from the Creaform team are available to help and can even connect you for a live demonstration of any of their models.