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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.

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.

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:

25 Jun 2020

Creaform Releases MetraSCAN BLACK

We are excited about an announcement Creaform made recently about the release of the latest version of the MetraSCAN 3D® lineup, the company’s advanced optical CMM scanner designed specifically to perform metrology-grade 3D measurements and inspections right on the production floor. As the fastest and most accurate portable optical CMM scanner, the MetraSCAN BLACK can be seamlessly integrated in any quality control, quality assurance, inspection, MRO, or reverse engineering workflow and operated by users of any skill level in any type of environment.
 
The MetraSCAN BLACK dimensional metrology system has been developed to measure complex parts and assemblies from an array of industries and manufacturing processes, such as automobile, aeronautics, power generation, heavy industry, metal casting, metal forging, sheet metal, plastic injection, composites, etc.
 
MetraSCAN Black features unmatched performance and speed for optimized 3D measurements:

  • ​4X faster: Featuring 15 blue laser crosses for larger scanning area that take up to 1,800,000 measurements per second and live meshing, ultimately cutting down the time between acquisition and workable files.
  • 4X resolution: MetraSCAN BLACK features a measurement resolution of 0.025 mm (0.0009 in) to generate highly detailed scans of any object.
  • More accurate and traceable measurements: High accuracy of 0.025mm, based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard and tested in a ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, ensures complete reliability and full traceability to international standards.
  • Shop floor accuracy: The MetraSCAN BLACK features a unique and patented dynamic referencing that compensates for surroundings instabilities.
  • Maximum versatility: Masters complex, shiny and highly detailed parts
  • No warm-up time: Operators can be up-and-running in minutes.
  • Touch probing capability:  When paired with the HandyPROBE, the MetraSCAN BLACK lets users harness the power of both 3D scanning and probing for a complete, streamlined inspection process.
  • Available in BLACK and BLACK|Elite: Customers can choose from two models based on their needs: speed, part complexity, accuracy, etc.

Watch the introductory video on the MetraSCAN Black

“Today’s manufacturers are facing tremendous challenges. They are under increased pressure to accelerate their time to market in order to remain competitive on the global scale. Product quality issues impact scrap rate, production ramp-up, production rate, and downtime, ultimately affecting production costs and overall profitability. Manufacturers need to rely on innovative 3D measurement technologies, like the MetraSCAN 3D, in order to refine their product development and quality control processes,” explained Guillaume Bull, Product Manager at Creaform. “This new version of the MetraSCAN 3D takes dimensional measurement speed, accuracy and versatility to a whole new level. We believe manufacturers will appreciate its performance within their workflows.”

More Information:

Contact Us to schedule a Virtual Demonstration of the MetraSCAN Black.

Download the NEW MetraSCAN brochure

Learn more our Creaform 3D Scanning Products

03 Sep 2019
GoSCAN Spark

New Go!SCAN SPARK Demonstration Videos

Curious about the new CREAFORM Go!SCAN SPARK? Watch Adaptive’s own Frank Thomas as he demonstrates the capabilities of this portable, handheld 3D scanner.

The Go!SCAN SPARK is ideal for applications in automotive seating, aerospace interiors, and retail apparel like tennis shoes and sportswear.  

Go!SCAN SPARK features four inline cameras for faster 3D scanning, and acquires both 3D color and texture in material. It features an ergonomic design that allows for different types of hand positions.  It also outputs two types of files (.STL and .MOV) that are compatible with most 3D printers.

In this first video, Frank shows how quickly you can scan a sneaker and merge two images together.

In this video, Frank takes a classic laundry detergent bottle to illustrate how the scanner handles products with curves, labels, shiny surfaces.

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28 Aug 2019
HandyScan Boeing

Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D Scanner Meets Boeing Requirements

A recent press release issued noted that Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D Scanners now meet Boeing requirements for recording physical attributes of aircraft dents and blends on all models of Boeing commercial 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.

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: Weighing 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.

Adaptive Helps Suppliers Meet Boeing DPD Quality Requirements

In addition, Adaptive provides consulting services around helping Boeing suppliers meet DPD quality requirements to become an authorized supplier for Boeing parts.  Download our paper on how we helped a supplier document the processes and procedures necessary to qualify as a Boeing supplier under their D6-51991 Quality Assurance Standard.  

Contact us to learn more how we can help you become a certified Boeing Supplier.

28 Aug 2019

See us at Westec in Long Beach!

Visit us at Westec in Long Beach at booth #732!

We will be showcasing the latest Metrology equipment and 3D Printers to address the point in product development where products move from digital to physical properties.

Our metrology line includes Creaform’s most advanced portable scanners HANDYSCAN and GoScan Spark:

Go!SCAN-SPARK
The HandySCAN-Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D Scanning hardware are excellent solutions for:

  • Inspection applications like first article inspection where validation and verification is required before products are released for mass production
  • Reverse engineering where you need to enhance or innovate new design iterations on existing products

We will also be showing our Markforged 3D Printer Line.

The X7 Industrial Printer will be on display, plus part samples in a variety of materials including plastic, carbon fiber, and metal from the new Metal X which is now available and shipping.

Download the specs on the X7 here

Download the brochure on the Metal X here

Two Ways To Get A Free Pass to Westec:

Use our Promotional Code: 15228136

Or register here with our Free Pass URL

Dates/Location

September 24-26, 2019
Long Beach Convention Center
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We look forward to see you there. Make sure to stop by our booth and see our West Coast team Bill Zanke, Mike Conley and Larry Kuehn.