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21 Oct 2021

CREAFORM Expands the R-Series For Advanced Quality Control Solutions

Creaform recently announced its latest additions to its R-Series lineup, including a new MetraSCAN-R BLACK | Elite HD with improved performance as well as a new edition of VXelements designed for long-term support (LTS). This state-of-the-art set of solutions also includes a new version of VXscan-R module specially made to accommodate custom automated 3D scanning cell layouts, while keeping the ease of use of its digital twin programming software.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Speed and repeatability: MetraSCAN-R BLACK Ι Elite HD offers an optimized field of view for increased performance levels during challenging applications, such as 3D measurements on sheet metal parts.
  • Ideal for the automotive market: With its 69 laser lines and 3,000,000 measurements/s, this specialized 3D scanner is perfect for parts with many edges, trims, and boundaries.
  • Personalized solution: The intuitive VXscan-R software module makes it possible to include the custom features of your 3D scanning CMM (enclosure, robot base, turntable, etc.) for fast and easy programming.
  • Long-term support: Exclusive to the R-series products, the new VXelements LTS version extends the period of software maintenance while also increasing software robustness and dependability by limiting the number of new feature releases.
  • Operational simplicity: With its compatibility with major 3D metrology software, off-line programming, and seamless integration within any production workflow, the R-Series is accessible to all, regardless of the expertise or experience level.

 

“In the quest to gain efficiency, manufacturers require QC solutions that can adapt to their workflow and environment, while being easy to use. For better decision-making to get better quality parts, they also need fast and precise data,” explains Jérôme-Alexandre Lavoie, Product Manager at Creaform. “With these latest innovations, there has never been a better time to easily move to automation.”

Contact our Metrology Team to learn more about the new Metrascan Black |Elite HD.

20 Aug 2021

Creaform Opens Innovation Center in Houston

Creaform recently announced the opening of a new office and innovation center in Houston, Texas.

At the new location, customers will be able to benchmark the full portfolio of Creaform portable and automated 3D metrology solutions for a variety of applications, including quality control, NDT surface inspections and product design. The site features a fully-automated CUBE-R 3D scanning CMM and a technology center for seminars, workshops and one-on-one demonstrations.  

The new center complements Creaform’s existing US footprint with greater geographic and multi-industry coverage, provides a centralized hub for regional operations, and anchors its US-based metrology services and support teams. Initially founded and headquartered in Canada, Creaform has steadily grown US operations through regional staff placements and a California office established in 2015.

“The United States continues to be a focal point for Creaform. Our technologies provide solutions for manufacturing, automotive, energy and aerospace industries from coast to coast,” explains Jarrod Schmidt, National Sales Manager for Creaform USA. “Texas is a growing hub for technological innovation and offers great customer outreach opportunities for our team across the United States. Creaform now will be able to more effectively provide support and expertise for each region’s unique manufacturing and quality control challenges.”

 

 

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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.

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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

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