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Creaform launches truly portable metrology-grade 3-D scanner

Posted on 02 Nov 2023 and read 831 times
Creaform launches truly portable metrology-grade 3-D scannerCreaform, a business unit of AMETEK Inc, and the worldwide leader in automated and portable 3-D measurement solutions, has announced the latest addition to its flagship HandySCAN 3D line-up, the MAX Series. The handheld MAX Series line of industrial 3-D scanners, designed and manufactured in Canada, offers an impressive 3-D scanning area of approximately 1 x 1m and was developed to acquire accurate 3-D measurements of any large and complex surfaces.

Featuring multiple scanning mode that allows users to choose between the fastest scanning time or maximum resolution, the new portable 3-D scanners offer a level of versatility that will enable professionals to optimally measure any large parts and assemblies (up to 15m). Combining the effect of speed, extra-large measuring volume, accuracy, portability, and simplicity, the new scanners will allow for an easy, efficient and robust measurement process of parts typically present in the aerospace, transportation, energy, mining and heavy industries, among others.

Thanks to its volumetric accuracy of 0,100 + 0,015mm/m, ISO:17025 accreditation and compliance with the VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard, the MAX Series provides metrology-grade results, making it ideal for quality control, precision link between parts with tight tolerancing and demanding reverse engineering of large parts. Additionally, the new scanners still feature Creaform’s powerful dynamic referencing algorithms, allowing for accurate and rigorous 3-D scans of any object, whether in the laboratory, on the shopfloor or in the field.

The system is plug-and-play and quick to set up. The 3-D scans can be easily and seamlessly integrated into any CAD software, speeding up and simplifying product development, 3-D inspection and reverse engineering processes of large parts and assemblies.

True portability

The MAX Series has all the attributes that made the HandySCAN 3D line-up the reference in the industry: true portability, blue laser technology, integrated photogrammetry, live meshing, and more. It also offers new key features, guaranteed to simplify any scanning process.

Flex Volume: this enables the user to scan with remarkable quality at a short standoff distance and measure large parts at very high speed from a longer standoff distance.

Smart Surface Algorithm: its sophisticated image processing, combined with artificial intelligence, optimises surface measurements for unparalleled tracking, better performance, better readings of difficult, contrasted finishes, and a simpler scanning process. Real-Time Calibration: the MAX Series integrates the calibration step directly into the scanning workflow, performing it automatically and seamlessly.

Simon Côté, product manager at Creaform, said: “Again, Creaform brings impressive measurement capabilities outside of the metrology labs and enables manufacturers around the world to accurately measure anything, anywhere. Measuring large and complex 3-D surfaces with a handheld device was previously very challenging or, in certain cases, even impossible. The MAX Series’ unique capability closes the gap and provides innovative dimensional measurement solutions for many manufacturers we have met over the years.”