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23 Jun 2021

Creaform Releases VX Elements Version 9

We are excited to announce the VX Elements Platform Version 9 is now available.  Several new features as well as existing feature enhancements were developed to provide significant improvements. Whether in VXscan, VXinspect, VXmodel, or VXscan-R, experts and beginners alike will discover exciting, new, and improved tools that will make their work much easier, faster, and profitable.

In a desire to perfect VXelements and the synergy between the software and hardware, each VX module was upgraded to meet the ever-changing needs of the users and today’s constantly evolving industries. Here are some of the important advantages of this latest version:

  • New – VXelements viewer: Used for data sharing, this free version of the platform will enable customers or colleagues outside the team to visualize the data firsthand, making collaborative projects simpler and faster.
  • Smart resolution: Available for the latest generation of Creaform 3D scanners, this new feature allows users to generate scans from multiple resolution levels to better reproduce details, edges and high curvatures. Higher levels of resolution can be automatically created in several ways: by software intelligence; by being triggered from the scanner; and by being generated from a selection on the mesh or from a template.
  • VXmodel: With the addition of the Flatten mesh, the Extrude boundaries and the Extend boundaries features, this module will enable users to carry out post-treatment operations on 3D scan data simply and effortlessly.
  • VXinspect: Quick inspection tools – such as One-click entity creation, new construction methods for geometrical entities, and new reporting capabilities –  are just a few of the improvements that will add simplicity and flexibility to the 3D inspection software.
  • VXscan-R: A new and improved Surface feature combined with the Smart resolution feature will make it easier for users to generate robot trajectories and get the most out of their automated quality control solutions.

Watch this video to learn more about VX Elements

 

Contact your account manager to learn more about this software update and how you can take advantage today.

09 Mar 2021

Introducing Creaform HandySCAN SILVER Series 3D Scanner

This week Creaform released a new addition to its HandySCAN 3D Scanner line called the SILVER Series.

With more than 5000 users already, this proven, trusted and patented technology is the industry standard in portable metrology-grade 3D scanners. It will now be available at an accessible price for professionals and small businesses looking to grow their business by acquiring state-of-the-art measurement solutions.

The HandySCAN | Silver Series includes:

Quality optics:  Reliable and maximized scan quality with an accuracy of up to 0.030 mm (0.0015 in).

7 lasers crosses: Quickly capture the surfaces in the entire field of view with a scan area of 275 x 250 mm (10.8 x 9.8 in).

Versatility: One device for all shapes and sizes, it masters various objects regardless of the part size, complexity, material, or color.

Plug and play: A simple user interface and real-time visualization offers an ease of use and a short learning curve, regardless of the user’s experience or expertise level.

On the go scanning: Portable, lightweight and quick to set up, it can be up and running in less than 2 minutes, either in-house or on site.

Available in 2 models: Customers can choose from two models based on their business needs HandySCAN 307 or the HandySCAN 700.

Watch the video:

To learn more and download flyers, click below:

25 Feb 2021

Video: 3D Scanning for Quality Part Inspection and Reporting

In this video, Frank Thomas walks viewers through the steps a Quality Control team would take to inspect a new shiny metal part generated from a 3D Printer.  The process uses a 3D Scanner to inspect the part and make sure it meets tolerance and part requirements. 

Using a Creaform HandySCAN BLACK, Frank fully acquires a 3D Scan of a part using a turntable to assist with the full imaging.  He saves the scan in a .STL format, which is a common format that can be used to import into CAD systems and others.  In this instance, the .STL file was imported into Polyworks Inspector software to generate the full inspection report.

This video was taken during the Live Stream Future of Additive event held in December 2020.  Watch the 3D Scanner demonstration here:

22 Dec 2020

Future of Additive Series: Design for Additive Live Stream Replay

In our last broadcast for “The Future of Additive” Series held at Youngstown Business Incubator’s (YBI) 3D Printing lab, we had special agenda that addressed key solutions around Designing for Additive applications.  This presentation included:

Sign up to watch the Live Stream replay here:

There are 2 more events planned in the series, sign up now to watch those events broadcast live from YBI:

January 14th, 2021, 1:00 pm EST

February 18th, 2021, 1;00 pm EST

29 Oct 2020

Video: Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE

Drive Innovation Cycles with Reverse Engineering end to end using PLM software with 3D Printing and 3D Scanning tools

Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet presented at COExperience 2020 showcasing how to Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE.  This presentation shows how a team manages a reverse engineering project from end to end using a variety of tools:

  • 3DEXPERIENCE platform will be the software used to govern the project, re-engineer the part, and validate it with simulation. 
    • CATIA
    • SIMULIA
    • ENOVIA
  • Creaform HandySCAN BLACK 3D Scanner will be used to digitize the part at the beginning of the process to enable the team to reverse engineer the part.
  • Markforged Metal X 3D Printer is used at the end to 3D print the re-engineered part.

Watch the video:

Learn more about Reverse Engineering:

Reverse Engineering

The Future of Additive is NOW

 

30 Oct 2020

Q4 Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Promotions

We have five great promotions running through the end of 2020 in our Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Businesses. Our discounts start at 15% off and go up from there and are available until 12/20/20.  Check them out:

First Article Inspection Bundle

Be prepared to support your First Article Inspection needs with our special hardware and software bundle :

Basic Reverse Engineering Bundle

Get ready to innovate with our reverse engineering bundle promotion! Our end of year Q4 promotion includes:

QA/QC Bundle with Statistical Process Control Software

Get your Quality team up to the latest available Quality Assurance and Control Package which includes:

  • PolyWorks Inspector Software
  • PolyWorks Custom Training (on site)
  • PolyWorks Classroom Training
  • HandySCAN BLACK 3D Scanner
  • Live Stream 3D Scanner Training

3D Scan to Print Manufacturing Engineering Tooling Bundle

Be prepared to support your own tooling needs on the shop floor with our 3D Scan to Print tooling package which includes a Markforged MarkTwo Desktop 3D Printer:

  • HandySCAN 307 with VX Model Software
  • MarkTwo 3D Printer
  • 3D Scan to Print Training
  • Printer must include 3Year CSP

3D Scan to Print Industrial Tooling Bundle

Step up your 3D Printing capabilities with our Markforged Industrial X7 3D Printer and meet your customer and shop floor tooling needs on-demand:

  • HandySCAN 307 with VXModel
  • Industrial X-7  Printer Promo Bundle
  • 3D Scan to Print Training
  • *Printer must include 3YR CSP

Discounts starting at 15% off and higher!

Contact us today to discuss your bundle package!

When you request more information on our Q4 promotions, you will access these videos:

Video walkthrough of our 3D Printer Lab at Youngstown Business Incubator

4-part Video Series on First Article Inspection for Aerospace

22 Oct 2020

Adaptive Presentations at COExperience 2020

Adaptive sponsored COExperience 2020 along with hosting a virtual booth at the event in September. Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet had the opportunity to present in the COE session on Reverse Engineering with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. We also posted a few exclusive videos in our booth that highlighted CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud, NC Programming, and more.  Details include:

  • A recording of the COE Virtual Session by Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet:  Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE which highlights how to combine the power of 3D Scanning hardware with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support innovation cycles.

  • Demo: CATIA Engineering on the Cloud – This video highlights the most current features of CATIA Engineering on 3DEXPERIENCE r2021x Cloud

  • Video: Introduction to CATIA v5 NC Programming – our video shows the range of capabilities of CATIA v5 when automating NC Programming on the shop floor.

  • The Latest in our 3D Printing Portfolio with our Walk-Through Video of our Additive Manufacturing Lab at the Youngstown Business Incubator facility.