Lvis, January 25, 2012 Creaform, leader in portable 3D optical measurement technologies, is proud to count amongst its clients BMW Rosslyn in Pretoria, South Africa, that has successfully integrated a HandyPROBE arm-free and portable probing system to its manufacturing process and plant.
The car manufacturing giant has equipped the Quality Control Department of its BMW 3 series product site with a HandyPROBE arm-free probing measurement system.
WENZEL Metromec, a Swiss company renowned for its high quality inspection software, has developed an interface between the HandyPROBE and its Metrosoft CM inspection software. Thanks to this new gateway, BMW was able to maintain its existing Metrosoft CM inspection programs and keep on using known inspection functionalities while improving their inspection process output through Creaforms TRUaccuracy technology , which ensures highly-accurate measurements, regardless of the surrounding environment or vibrations.
The fact that BMW could benefit from the HandyPROBE increased accuracy, faster measurement process and automatic alignment feature without the hassle of having its entire crew trained on new software was a key selling point", points out Jean-Franois Larue, HandyPROBE product director.
Marcel Lenherr, General Manager of Metromec explains: Metrosoft CM is a very sophisticated metrology software with a large functional width and depth. For an automotive manufacturer like BMW, it is crucial to be able to use different brands and types of measuring devices with it. Thus, Creaforms HandyPROBE is a great addition to line-up of technologies supported by Metrosoft CM.
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 defense, consumer products, education, heritage preservation, manufacturing, medical care and multimedia.
Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan3D line of portable, self-positioning handheld 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE portable arm-free CMM and the MetraSCAN optical CMM 3D scanner, two systems designed for inspection applications. The company has recently launched the MaxSHOT3D optical coordinate measuring system that brings photogrammetry to all these technologies. 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. The companys head office and Quebec-based offices have achieved 9001 : 2008 ISO certification in November of 2011.