CREAFORM ADDS ACADEMIA 50 3D SCANNER TO ITS EDUCATIONAL SOLUTION SUITE
Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, today announced that is has added the ACADEMIA 50 3D scanner to its ACADEMIA educational solution suite. This professional-grade, portable 3D scanner is the ideal solution for teachers looking to show students the benefit of handheld 3D scanners and their use in real-life applications, such as reverse engineering, industrial design and quality control.
Easy to set up and use by teachers and students of all levels, ACADEMIA 50 uses structured white light technology to scan objects made of any material, surface type or colour. Its technical specifications highlight its performance levels, with an accuracy of up to 0.250 mm (0.010 in) and a measurement resolution of up to 0.250 mm (0.010 in).
ACADEMIA 3D scanners are part of a turnkey educational solution that includes: 50 free seats of scan-to-CAD and inspection software to show students how to address any conventional or innovative engineering workflow, five-year ACADEMIA Customer Care Plan and self-training documentation. Creaform offers teachers a free Creaform ACADEMIA Sample Kit that gives academics didactic material to enhance their curricula.
“This latest addition to our ACADEMIA educational solution suite attests to Creaform’s commitment to the educational sector by offering the designers and engineers of tomorrow the tools they need to help them excel in their careers,” said François Leclerc, Marketing Program Manager at Creaform. “We offer a complete education solution that does not sacrifice on quality or performance — all at a cost the educational institutions can afford.”
CREAFORM AT EMO HANNOVER 2019
Creaform announced today that it will be exhibiting at EMO Hannover 2019, from September 16 to 21, 2019 at booth # 6B71. EMO Hannover is the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking industry.
During the show, Creaform will feature its entire line-up of ergonomic 3D scanning solutions and scanning software for product development, manufacturing, testing and automated quality control, including the new HandySCAN BLACK, the company’s metrology-grade 3D scanner for all phases of the manufacturing process, and the MetraSCAN 3D-R, a robot-mounted optical 3D scanner that is part of its automated quality control inspection suite.
“The stakes have never been higher for manufacturers in the metalworking sector in order to slash production cycle times and improve quality, especially with high-precision parts,” explained Marc-Antoine Schneider, Creaform’s EMEA Territory Manager. “Event attendees will be able to get hands-on demonstrations of our 3D scanners, which not only offer unmatched accuracy and reliability—even on complex, reflective, contoured and dark-colored parts—but also unprecedented speed and ease of use for users of all levels.”
Creaform has a long-standing expertise in assisting quality and production process managers implement metrology equipment in their closed-loop manufacturing systems. Schneider continued: “Creaform’s 3D scanning and quality control solutions can be used for a variety of applications, including product design and benchmarking, reverse engineering, fast prototyping, virtual assemblies, production and inspections. We understand the distinct needs of advanced manufacturers and will continue to develop holistic metrology solutions to help them transform 3D data into transformative, impactful action.”
CREAFORM RELEASES PIPECHECK 5.1 SOFTWARE FOR NDT TESTING IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the release of Pipecheck 5.1, a major upgrade to the most sophisticated non-destructive testing (NDT) software on the market for pipeline integrity inspections in the oil and gas industry.
Pipecheck 5.1 is compatible with the recently released HandySCAN BLACK, the latest generation of Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D portable 3D scanners. When used in conjunction with the HandySCAN BLACK, Pipecheck 5.1 offers:
3X the speed: Inspectors can benefit from exceptionally high measurement speeds, thanks to 11 blue laser crosses that decrease the time between surface acquisition and workable files.
4X resolution: With high-performance optics and blue laser technology, the Pipecheck solution provides unmatched resolution to capture even the minutest external pipe defects (corrosion, dents and mechanical damage).
Unprecedented versatility: Users can perform assessments on any type of surface, including complex and shiny components, as well as in any harsh indoor or outdoor environment.
Extremely high accuracy: Regardless of the conditions in which that data is captured, HandySCAN BLACK and Pipecheck software offer the highest accuracy possible, despite sun, dust or rain.
Impressive ease of use: Pipecheck software and HandySCAN BLACK can be used by all pipeline inspectors, regardless of their levels of experience and expertise. What’s more: its simplicity and reliability ensure that inspection results are completely independent of the user.
Creaform HandySCAN 3D Scanner Meets Boeing’s Requirements
Lévis, Québec, May 28, 2019—Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions, announced today that its HandySCAN 3D™ metrology-grade 3D laser scanner can now be used for recording physical attributes of aircraft dents and blends on all models of Boeing commercial airplanes.
Boeing has released a service letter with guidance on the use of 3D scanners for measuring dents and blends on airplanes. The SmartDENT 3D™ solution and the flagship HandySCAN 3D scanner were used in the process of guiding Boeing’s quality requirements for the service letter.
“Creaform is proud to see leaders such as Boeing, turn to 3D scanning solutions for surface defect inspection. With SmartDENT 3D, our goal is to provide the most accurate damage assessment to our customers, so they can make informed and safe decisions, while getting their aircraft back flying with minimal down time,” said Jérôme Beaumont, Global NDT Business Manager at Creaform.
Overview of SmartDENT 3D benefits:
• Speed: 80 times faster than the pit gauge technique. It is the fastest and most reliable aircraft surface damage inspection tool available on the market.
• Metrology-grade measurements for aircraft maintenance: The scanner is accurate to 0.025 mm (0.0009 in.) and has a resolution of up to 0.100 mm (0.0039 in.) with high repeatability and traceable certificate.
• Intuitive pass/fail assessments: With its intuitive design and real-time software visualization, Creaform’s NDT solutions ensure short learning curves and minimal operator experience influence on the accuracy of results.
• Live visualization and portability: Weighting less than a kilo, the handheld scanner is the perfect tool for work in hangars or directly outdoors. Users can easily perform 3D surface inspection of any part of an aircraft on which they would use manual techniques—including on and under wings.
Creaform’s HandySCAN BLACK and Go!SCAN SPARK Win the Red Dot Awards for Product Design
Barcelona, May 22, 2019 — Creaform today announced that the brand-new HandySCAN BLACKTM and Go!SCAN SPARKTM have won two Red Dot Awards for Product Design.
HandySCAN BLACK features blue laser 3D scanning technology and enables dimensional measurements for a wide variety of demanding metrology applications. Due to the inherent nature of the product, the 3D scanner was designed to highlight its visible optical lenses and PC board.
The statement by the Red Dot jury on the HandySCAN BLACK: “The sleek design of the 3D handheld scanner skillfully reflects its high precision. Thanks to its matte-black background, the bold signature lines are clearly visible.”
Go!SCAN SPARK, Creaform’s white-light 3D scanner for product development applications, was also hailed for its design. The scanner’s compact inline design, which features angular lines on the device’s sides, integrates four cameras for a fast and easy 3D scanning experience.
The statement by the Red Dot jury on the Go!SCAN SPARK: “The clearly defined style elements of the Go!SCAN SPARK underscore its high quality. Easy handling makes scanning a pleasure.”
“These are Creaform’s fourth and fifth Red Dot Awards in the past few years, which attests to how much Creaform believes in the crucial role that design and ergonomics play in the overall user experience,” explained Marco St-Pierre, the company’s Vice-President, Innovation and Technologies.
The Red Dot Awards is a world-renowned, esteemed competition that pits the most innovative products developed from around the world in a competition to determine which ones stand out in their respective categories. Each year, over 5,000 entries are received from more than 50 countries. The Red Dot Jury is comprised of 40 international experts who test, discuss and evaluate each entry live and on site. Entrants are judged on several criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality and ergonomics.
Creaform Launches Go!SCAN SPARK: The Fastest and Easiest 3D Scanning Solution to Accelerate Your Product Development
Barcelona, April 25, 2019 — Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, today launched a thoroughly reengineered Go!SCAN 3D™: the Go!SCAN SPARK™. This third-generation version of Creaform’s patented professional-grade Go!SCAN 3D portable 3D scanner has been specifically designed for product development professionals who need the most efficient portable scanner to capture 3D data of physical objects—anywhere.
Go!SCAN SPARK features four inline cameras for faster 3D scanning and color acquisition. It also features an ergonomic design that allows for different types of hand positions. The Go!SCAN SPARK enables full-field dimensional measurements on a wide array of surfaces and textures for various product development applications.
A Powerful Tool to Accelerate Product Time-to-Market
• Plug and play: No setup required. Robust positioning using geometry, color or targets
• 4X better resolution: Stunning scan quality with flawless tracking on color texture and geometry
• 3X faster measurement speed and instant workable files: Scanning area featuring 99 stripes that take up to 1,500,000 measurements per second, ultimately cutting down the time to get usable mesh files, which users can import into 3D modeling and 3D printing software without post-processing
• 2X more accurate: Reliable measurements of up to 0.050 mm
• Intelligent design: The multi-position handle integrates efficient ergonomics through an effective design
Automated Quality Control for the Production Line
Today more than ever, it is necessary to be able to carry out dimensional controls within the production cycle with automated measuring technology solutions next to or on the production line. The industry of tomorrow is moving toward automated quality control. In Industry 4.0, where the entire manufacturing process is connected, integrated, and automated, 3D scanning is better suited than probing to inspect parts as they are manufactured. Indeed, 3D scanners can quickly capture a lot of data, which are essential to the 4.0 manufacturing process.
Creaform’s MetraSCAN 3D-R provides a robotic measurement solution that seamlessly integrates with production automation processes. A robot-mounted 3D scanner performs fast, high-precision automatic inspections on complex surfaces. The automated measuring system is available as a turnkey or customized solution and can be installed next to the production line.
Hannover Messe 2019, Hall 17, Booth E58
Creaform Launches HandySCAN BLACK: The Ultimate Reference in Portable Metrology
Barcelona, April 25, 2019— Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, today launched a thoroughly reengineered and refined update to the HandySCAN 3D™: the HandySCAN BLACK™. This is the third-generation version of Creaform’s patented metrology-grade scanner. Its launch marks more than 15 years of innovation of technology to meet the evolving needs of the manufacturing and engineering industries. The HandySCAN BLACK™ is made for professionals who need the most effective and reliable tool on the market to capture accurate dimensional measurements of physical objects.
HandySCAN BLACK combines high-performance 3D scanning with improved optics, multiple blue laser technology and a sleek, ergonomic design. Its distinctive simplicity and portability advantages are a staple of Creaform’s product line. As the company’s flagship portable metrology-grade 3D scanner, the HandySCAN BLACK sets the standard for measurement, regardless of size, material or complexity, within seconds anywhere.
High-Performance Tools to Meet Rising Quality Standards
• 4X resolution: Captures fine details and large volumes thanks to the unique and versatile combination of improved high-performance optics and multiple blue laser technology.
• 3X faster measurement speed and instant mesh: Larger scanning area featuring 11 blue laser crosses that take up to 1,300,000 measurements per second, ultimately cutting down the time between acquisition and workable files.
• More accurate and traceable measurements: Volumetric accuracy of 0.020 mm + 0.040 mm/m (0.0008 in. + 0.0005 in./ft) based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 as well as ISO 17025, ensuring reliability and full traceability to international standards.
• Available in BLACK and BLACK|Elite: Customers can choose from two models based on their needs: part complexity, measurement speed, accuracy, etc.