Hannover Messe: Creaform Creaform at Hanover: manual and robot-mounted 3D scanners
Creaform offers solutions to respond to the industry's needs in 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development and digital simulation.
The company says it offers portable and automated measurement solutions for 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development and digital simulation (FEA/CFD). Creaform's technologies are used in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industry, healthcare, manufacturing, production of energy, oil and gas as well as research and education.
The company's Handy Scan Black and Go! Scan Spark portable 3D scanners, launched in 2019, are ideal for quality control and product development. According to the Creaform, both take measurements of all kinds of parts anywhere within seconds, irregardless of their size, materials or complexity. The Go! Scan Spark even scans in colour, which makes it an ideal solution for product development and reverse engineering tasks, while the Handy Scan Black is the right scanning system for all types of jobs along the life-cycle management process of the product (PLM), right from product development through to manufacturing, quality assurance and quality control phases.
Creaform's Metra Scan 3D is a flexible portable 3D measurement solution designed for use in the factory. This system enables the reverse engineering and dimensional inspection of production tools, jigs, assemblies, sub-assemblies and finished products from a distance of one to 3.5 m and is insensitive to environmental instabilities. With its extendable measuring volume, speed, shop-floor accuracy and impressive capabilities on challenging materials, Metra Scan represents the most complete metrology-grade 3D scanner on the market, the company notes.
The Cube-R, an accurate turnkey 3D scanning CMM, is a solution consisting of a Metra Scan 3D-R, which is a powerful robot-mounted optical 3D scanner with an enclosure, ready for installation in the manufacturing process at the production line. Its interface is easy to use, maximising automatic inspections and minimising interactions with the operator. Its design is robust and adapted to industrial environments, being optimised for inspections on the production floor. When comparing the Cube-R with a traditional machine made of a CMM and a touch probe, it becomes clear that the former provides increased productivity without accuracy nor volumetric-precision loses. Quality control managers, who are non-experts in robotics, can use this turnkey solution to optimise repetitive tasks where human contribution does not offer added value.
At Hannover Messe, Creaform will be in Hall 6, Booth E60.