Tag: 3D Scanning

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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03 Feb 2021

Come See Us At AmCon Orlando April 2021

Come see us at our first in-person event since COVID-19 grounded all of us!  The show has confirmed they are moving forward with this in-person exhibition.  We are excited to be in your presence at AmCon 2021 at the Orlando Convention Center on April 27-28th.

AmCon is a regionally-focused Advanced Design and Manufacturing exposition for engineers and other technical buyers who want are looking for tools and software to support their manufacturing and product design processes.  Learn more about what types products and services will be on display at this show.

Adaptive’s Booth 413

We will be showcasing our comprehensive solution set that supports Digital to Physical Product Lifecycle Managment processes including:

Registration to the Exhibition is free.  Sign Up here

Our team at the show will be Frank Thomas and Brian Zwick.  Make sure to say hello if you are walking the floor.

We hope to see you there!

25 Jun 2018
CUBE-R Automated Inspection System

Improve Inspection Productivity with Robotic 3D Scanning Solutions

In order to stay competitive, manufacturers are pressured to develop more complex parts in less time. These part designs, in turn, require more sophisticated measurement and inspection processes to meet quality standards.

Today, QA organizations are looking for three primary advantages:

They want portability. Meaning, they want to make 3D measurements wherever you need to go. Not limited to the lab.

They want true accuracy. That is, they need accurate measurements in real-life operating conditions.

And they also want simplicity. They need solutions designed to provide accurate measurements with a simple, efficient measurement process.

Now, thanks to CREAFORM, 3D scanning systems can augment existing Metrology assets with accurate and consistent results.

Adaptive supports two primary applications: first article inspection compliance (FAI) and reverse engineering.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R is a new robot-mounted optical 3D scanner for automated inspections on production floors. This self-contained system is designed for high-volume, 24/7 operations and requires minimal operator involvement. Even at production-floor speeds, the Metrascan 3D-R maintains a 0.078 mm accuracy for parts between 0.3m and 10m in size. New features include a powerful R-System control console, auto-calibration system, and the C-track optical tracking bar. The Metrascan is compatible with inspection software from 3D Systems and Polyworks.

MetraSCAN 3D-R Automated 3D Inspection
The Metra-Scan 3D-R Automated 3D Inspection System

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The CUBE-RTM is a turnkey automated 3D scanning CMM solution for at-line inspection. This automated 3D measuring machine features MetraSCAN 3D-R, a powerful robot-mounted optical 3D scanner that can be integrated into factory automation systems without compromising on accuracy. The CUBE-R can inspect hundreds of parts a day, including complex designs. One of the keys to the systems high-productivity output is the controller’s ability to multitask. The system offers simultaneous operation of data acquisition and analysis to generate an uninterrupted measurement flow.

CUBE-R Automated Inspection System
The Creaform CUBE-R Automated Inspection System for at-line inspections

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Thanks to the CREAFORM Academia package, 3D scanning and inspection processes can now be taught in class and used for research. Designed to be used in engineering courses, the Academia kits include portable 3D scanners, inspection and reverse engineering software, teaching kits, video tutorials, sample datasets, and five-year customer care programs.

CREAFORM Academia Solutions
CREAFORM Academia Solutions for Teaching and Research

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09 Jun 2016

Dorman Products Case Study

Learn how Dorman Products used the Creaform HandySCAN to save 6 hours per project without compromising accuracy.

Business Challenge: New Team Ramp Up & Immediate Project Impact

Michael Menta, Director of Engineering at Pennsylvania-based Dorman Products, Inc. was looking to expand 3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering throughput in support of new aftermarket product development initiatives between offices.  According to Menta, that came down to equipping each with tools and software. But the cost and ramp up time for learning a more traditional scanning solution was problematic, especially for a team that hadn’t done it before. Menta would have to build a case for it.

The HandySCAN Solution

Because the team at Dorman headquarters had been using the tripodmounted Konica Minolta scanner for its work, Menta thought that it would probably be the solution for different offices as well. But he was hesitant to send a 4-year-old piece of equipment with a large learning curve to other teams. However, after seeing a demonstration of the HandySCAN by Adaptive at SOLIDWORKS World last year, he was willing to give it a try. Before he experienced it himself, Menta thought a handheld wasn’t an option due to the accuracy he required. “And 4 years ago, that was the case,” he said. After a demonstration, he was convinced. “It completely changed my entire approach and strategy.”

On top of it, the HandySCAN was cheaper. The HandySCAN is Creaform’s flagship metrology-grade handheld scanner. It delivers high quality 3D scans of products via a highly portable unit. “The speed in which it captures the data is just remarkable,” said Menta. Dorman is able to get the same accuracy it needs (to 1/1000th of a percent) essentially the same as what they were getting with a tripod mounted scanner. For their purposes the quality was superb but the accuracy and speed at which they could deliver the results was paramount during the testing. “We’re getting scans quicker and it doesn’t take as much time to post process them,” said Menta. When compared to the Range 7, the Konica Minolta, the quality of the mesh from the Creaform was “night and day” said Menta. Further, the relative short time that it takes to become adept at using the product was another boon. Because Menta was able to learn the device relatively quickly, even getting a good handle on it during the demonstration, he was confident the rest of the team would get up to speed just as fast. “Rather than continuing to use a 4-year old machine (the Konica Minolta), that requires extensive training for each new user and is not an intuitive tool by any means, this was clearly a better solution,” said Menta.

“Up until then, I didn’t think handheld had the accuracy, the resolution, the quality, that the tripod-mounted scanners have… But now I
know that isn’t the case.” — Michael Menta, Director of Engineering, Dorman Products, Inc.


After implementation of the HandySCAN, Dorman Products was able to save five to six hours on average per project through a combination of reduced scanning time and reduced post-processing time.

This equated to three weeks’ worth of savings during the current project list. “It’s pretty substantial,” said Menta.

“We’re getting scans quicker and it doesn’t take as much time to post-process them.” — Michael Menta, Director of Engineering, Dorman Products, Inc

About Adaptive Corp

Adaptive Corporation is dedicated to connecting virtual design to the physical world by creating solutions that help their clients, innovate,
validate and refine the design of new products being introduced in the market. With Adaptive’s technical expertise, your design engineering team
can be assured you will build products right the first time, with the most efficient and profitable path possible. Covering the full span of Product
Life Cycle Management solutions, Adaptive addresses Virtual Product Design, Product Data Intelligence, Enterprise Collaboration, Digital Manufacturing, Simulation and Metrology/Quality Control.

Download the PDF Version of the Dorman Products Case Study


Dorman Products
3400 East Walnut Street
Colmar, PA 18915

Dorman Products, Inc. is a leading supplier of dealer exclusive automotive replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake products, and household
hardware to the Automotive Aftermarket and Mass Merchandise markets based out of Colmar, Pa. with offices in both North America and China. It
specializes in reverse-engineering failure-prone OEM parts.


Finding an affordable, accurate scanning tool
for its reverse engineering OEM projects.

The HandySCAN Solution

  • The Creaform HandySCAN sold by Adaptive Corp. is both cheaper and more accurate than other tri-pod mounted scanners.
  • The HandySCAN has a short ramp up time from learning to using.
  • Update all 100,000 FICO transactions in a fraction of the time


A 5-6 hour reduction time per project through a combination of reduced scanning time and reduced post-processing time.

10 Feb 2016

Need a 3D Scan at your facility? Adaptive Adds Onsite 3D Scanning Service

Adaptive has expanding our Metrology Services to include Onsite 3D Scanning. HandyScan1

Adaptive has Metrology service offices in Southern California, Detroit and Cleveland, Ohio.  We realize many applications are too large or very fragile and shipping to our Metrology Lab is not practical.  Adaptive can send our resource and 3D Scanning hardware to your location.  Since our equipment is portable, we can carry it on to a commercial flight and travel anywhere.

Adaptive has performed many 3D Scanning service jobs in Aerospace, Automotive and Industrial Product applications.  No job is too large!  Adaptive features Creaform hardware that offers “Metrology Grade” scanning resolution that provides you with the highest accuracy and finest resolution possible today.  Our deliverable can be either STL-format, or CAD formats including SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, NX, IGES or STEP.

Accurate, Economical and Guaranteed

Not every company can cost justify purchase of dedicated 3D Scanning hardware, software and training.  Adaptive offers a reasonably priced service that can be leveraged when you need it. Review the scan data almost immediately after the job!  Our services include:

  • 3D Reverse Engineering Service – delivered in a variety of CAD formats
    • • 3D modeling of objects of all sizes
      • Reconstruction from 3D scanning data, probing, 2D drawings, sketches, etc.
      • Deliver CAD native results in SOLIDWORKS and CATIA
      • Data preparation for digital simulation
  • 3D Inspection ServicesHandyScan2
    • • First article inspection
      • Probing, non-contact and conventional metrology
      • Create PPAP and AS9102 deliverables
      • Machine and fixture measurement/adjustment/alignment
      • QC/ inspection reports based on the client’s own standards
  • Complex Surface Inspection
    • • Non-contact metrology inspection (3D scan-based inspection)
      • 3D deformation and deviation analysis
      • Wear analysis
      • Visual 3D reports, profile deviation color mapping, 2D sections analysis, and boundary analysis
  • CNC Foam Milling Services
  • 3D Printing Services

After Market Expansion

Many companies are looking to expand their business by developing “After Market” products.  Many after-market products can be enhanced to correct weaknesses in OEM product designs.  This makes you unique and attractive to grow new markets.  3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering is a key component of this effort.  Adaptive Corporation can introduce you to this market and offer a low risk service to test the market before committing further investment.