Creaform recently inaugurated a new European demonstration and benchmark centre for its Cube-R machine in Stuttgart, Germany. The open house event attracted OEMs and suppliers from Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Turkey.
The new demonstration and benchmark centre for the Cube-R, Creaform's 3D-scanning coordinate measuring machine (CMM) was opened last week by the leading provider of portable and automated 3D measurement solutions in the company's Stuttgart office in Germany. Offered as an off-the-shelf, fully-integrated, automated inspection solution, the measurement cell helps ensure quality through the detection of assembly issues early in the manufacturing process, the company says. Cube-R is used primarily in the automotive industry as an alternative to CMMs for sheet metal, casting and composite inspection.
Centrally located in Europe, Stuttgart is close to major automotive leaders in the Baden-Württemberg region, which is an important production centre for OEMs and their suppliers, service companies, engineering offices and research institutes. Today, Germany is the fourth-largest motor vehicle producer worldwide after China, United States and Japan.
Pierre-Hugues Allard, head of sales at Creaform says: “Presented for the first time at Control 2018, we are currently initiating a worldwide deployment plan for the Cube-R, with the opening of demonstration centres in key territories, such as Germany, United States and Japan.” He added that an automated industrial measuring cell is a major investment for any company and thus, offering the possibility to observe and benchmark the benefits of such a solution firsthand is important for Creaform's customers.
This demonstration centre features a Cube-R that integrates Metrologic Group’s advanced 3D-measurement programming and inspection software packages – the Silma and Metrolog X4 i-Robot. The centre will be used to demonstrate how companies can leverage technologies such as the Cube-R in their operations and to respond better to automated measurement requests in the industry, the company noted.