Key product boasts new design and TRUaccuracy technology
Lvis, September 7, 2011 Creaform, leader in portable 3D optical measurement technologies, today unveiled its new HandyPROBE arm-free and portable optical CMM system.
In keeping with Creaforms innovation philosophy, the HandyPROBE optical probing system features the TRUaccuracy technology, which generates higher accuracy measurements of up to 22m (0.001 in.) and significantly increased productivity, reliability and quality compared to other coordinate measurement systems, especially in real work environments.
The new version presented today shows smoothed out and sophisticated lines. The sturdier and slimmer device also shed a little more than 0.5 kg in the process, and now offers increased reliability. These changes are part of the continuous improvement program implemented by the company to ensure that it fine tunes its technologies so as to keep the lead in portable 3D optical measurement technologies and strengthen its position of developer and manufacturer of premium quality metrology and quality control devices.
According to product director Jean-Franois Larue, the gain in productivity and the outstanding measurement reliability of the HandyPROBE explain the systems sky-rocketing 118% YOY sales increase. Plus, they are definite key points in the decision of aerospace, aeronautics, automotive and nuclear industry leader companies such as the European Space Agency, EADS (Airbus), Safran, Pratt & Whitney, BMW and Honda to provide their plants with the system. It has been used on five continents for several years now to control various types of parts on production floors harsh environments. Some of our clients have cut down their control time by 10, while others were able to reduce human error occurrences by five.
The redesigned HandyPROBE will be premiering at the EMO metalworking show in Hannover, Germany on September 19th (Hall 5, booth F79) and at the Quality Expo show in Chicago USA on September20 (booth # 622).
Creaform specializes in 3D portable optical measurement technologies and 3D engineering services. We offer innovative solutions that cover the entire range of 3D applications, including 3D scanning, reverse engineering, inspection, design & engineering and FEA. Our wide range of products and services are intended for industries such as the automotive, aerospace and defence, consumer products, education, heritage preservation, manufacturing, medical care and multimedia.
Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D line of portable, self-positioning handheld 3D scanners that generate highly-accurate 3D scanning data. Creaform also manufactures and sells the HandyPROBE fully portable arm-free CMM, and the MetraSCAN optical CMM 3D scanner, two systems designed for inspection applications. Moreover, the company offers the Creaform 3D Body Digitizers line-up.
Creaform is an international company with offices in Qubec City, Montral, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan.