Creaform Congratulates Elite Water Sports Athletes Jessica Fox and Gilles Lamir

Lvis, August 9, 2012 Creaform, leader in 3D portable measurement technologies and 3D engineering services, wishes to congratulate elite kayaker Jessica Fox and skipper Gilles Lamir and his crew for their outstanding aquatic performances last week in Europe. 18 year-old Australian sensation Jessica Fox won silver in the slalom K1 race at the London 2012 Olympic Games, while Gilles Lamir took the second rank in the 2012Qubec-Saint-Malo transat aboard the Dfi Saint-Malo Agglo 60-foot trimaran sailboat.

A seat fit for a queen

As part of Creaforms 2012 Put Us to the Test contest, our 3D Engineering Services team has been involved with Australian Institute of Sport to carry out a pre-Olympics project to improve their slalom kayak teams apparel. Application engineer Sbastien Dubois flew to the AIS and helped scan Jessicas lower body while in paddling position as well as her kayak, so to develop a customized seat that would perfectly fit her body and racing position. Did that seat make a difference and help boost Jessicas already amazing talent and power? Well, we certainly hope so.

Against all odds and across the Atlantic ocean
Aboard Creaforms sponsored Dfi-Saint-Malo Agglo Formula 1 trimaran was Creaforms founding president and CTO, Charles Mony. So we take great pride in the sailboats second rank after fighting an epic battle and an exhilarating finish against its closest rival, Vers un Monde sans Sida. Just after docking the trimaran, Gilles Lamir said: The finish was incredible. I just couldnt believe that we would get 2nd place after so many ups and downs. At some point, we were 200 miles behind Vers un Monde sans Sida, and we also faced fierce winds that were blowing the boat at 50-knot. All in all, this race was no piece of cake, and it does feel like we are champions today. What I like the most is to share my love for the sea and today is just over the top for me.

Watch the video of the trimaran entering St-Malos port.

About Creaform

Creaform develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions that cover the entire range of 3D applications, including 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development and simulation. Its products and services are intended for industries such as the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, health care, manufacturing, oil & gas, power generation and research & education.

Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan3D portable, self-positioning 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE optical portable CMM and the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners. The company also offers an intuitive photogrammetry device: the MaxSHOT3D optical coordinate measuring system.

The company employs more than 300people worldwide, and has offices in Lvis, Montral, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan. The companys head office and Quebec-based offices are 9001 : 2008 ISO certified.


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