Creaform for portable coordinate measurement

Metrology has become an integral part of manufacturing processes. The use of 3D scanning has become more affordable, more portable, and more accurate. This data is becoming an essential part of model-based design, moving from being used only for inspections but also reverse engineering and quality control. 3D data is moving from the engineering offices to the shop floor, and the use of real-time 3D scanning is becoming part of the manufacturing management process.

Adaptive Corporation is an award-winning partner with Creaform, a full-line provider of software and hardware for metrology and related engineering services. A new generation of arm-based and handheld scanners make it easier than ever to test and measure on the shop floor with high accuracy. In-process validation is becoming a routine part of the workflow, providing valuable, timely data and immediate feedback.

Adaptive is a value-added reseller for Creaform 3D Scanning and CMM products, including:

GoScan –  The easiest 3D scanning experience, generating fast and reliable measurements.

  • Point-and-shoot, color data acquisition
  • Scans typical objects in 5 minutes or less
  • Professional-grade measurements

HandyScan –  The portable metrology-grade 3D scanners delivering highly accurate measurements.

  • Truly portable and faster than ever
  • Metrology-grade accuracy and resolution
  • User-friendly and easy to use

Metrascan – The most complete 3D scanning solution for metrology-grade measurements on all materials

  • Highly accurate measurements
  • Free of any rigid setup
  • Complete metrology solution

Creaform is committed to a future where the tools and methods of metrology become a guiding force in manufacturing automation, by creating the digital thread of data that links physical data to the virtual model. Creaform sees a bright future for 3D scanning and a limited role for probing. Complex shapes will be completely and accurately characterized, and defaults will be analyzed in real time.

Creaform considers itself to be an industry pioneer, and intends to continuously improve in its ability to deliver better tools for creation, simulation, verification, and collaboration — all in 3D and increasingly in real time. One example is its research on phased-array inspections and imaging for non-destructive testing (NDT) for aircraft. By combining 3D modeling of an existing part with phased array inspection, maintenance teams get a more accurate representation of damage or wear, and get the actionable information faster.