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Portable Metrology-Grade Laser Scanners combine speed, accuracy.

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May 6, 2014 - With 3D scanning possibilities not limited by part size, complexity, material, or color, HandySCAN 300™ and 700™ can be set up in <2 min and deliver volumetric accuracy of 60 µm/m. TRUaccuracy™ feature ensures accurate measurements in real-life operating conditions, while automatic mesh output feature provides ready-to-use files as soon as data acquisition is complete. These scanners may be used at all stages of product lifecycle management.

Creaform

5825, rue St-Georges, Levis, QC, G6V4L2, USA

Original Press Release

Creaform Releases Completely Re-Engineered HandySCAN 3D(TM) Portable Scanners

Press release date: May 5, 2014

Next Generation of the Metrology-Grade HandySCAN 3D™ Aims to Revolutionize 3D Laser Scanning Market with Never-Before-Seen Performance Levels

Lévis, QC, Canada – Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services, today announces the launch of the next generation of HandySCAN 3D laser scanners, which have been completely re-engineered for optimum speed, accuracy and portability.

“Creaform has again revolutionized 3D scanning technology,” explained Daniel Brown, Product Manager. “No other 3D scanners can offer, in a single product, this level of accuracy, speed, portability and ease of use. This makes it the best 3D scanner, in all categories combined, in the market today.”

The new HandySCAN 300 and HandySCAN 700 provide ground-breaking accuracy, resolution and substantially higher measurement rates—all in truly portable device. The benefits of the metrology-grade HandySCAN 3D’s are truly compelling:
• 40% more accurate with a volumetric accuracy of 60µm/m.
• 25 times faster than former generation.
• TRUaccuracy™ feature ensures accurate measurements in real life operating conditions
• Unmatched versatility: Limitless 3D scanning possibilities, regardless of the part size, complexity, material, or color.
• Quick set-up: Get up and running in less than 2 minutes.
• Automatic mesh output: Get ready-to-use files as soon as data acquisition is complete—and integrate within your workflow without any post-processing.

Handyscan 3D scanners can be used at all stages of product lifecycle management, including:
• Concept: Product requirements as well as concept design and prototyping
• Design: CAD designs, prototyping, and testing, simulation, and analysis
• Manufacturing: Tooling design, assembly/production, and quality control
• Servicing: Documentation, MRO, and replacement/recycling

At the same time as the HandySCAN 3D release, Creaform launched two new versions of the Go!SCAN 3D scanner, which provide unmatched fast and reliable 3D measurements, while offering the easiest portable 3D scanning experience on the market. In addition, Creaform released VXmodel, a Scan-to-CAD software module that integrates directly into Creaform’s 3D software platform, VXelements.

For more information on Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D products, visit the Creaform web site: www.creaform3D.com
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About Creaform
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.

With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, China, Japan, and India.

Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of $3.6 billion. For more information, visit www.creaform3d.com.

Contact:
Stéphane Duquet  
(418) 833-4446, ext. 448
stephane.m.duquet@creaform3d.com

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