Creaform Unveils the MaxSHOT Next for Large-Scale Metrology Projects

The MaxSHOT 3D photogrammetry cameras bring unmatched ease-of-use and accuracy to large-scale dimensional measurement projects for product development, manufacturing and quality control applications

Lvis, Qubec, April 27, 2017Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, today announced the launch of a new generation of optical coordinate measuring systems, the MaxSHOT Next. Quality control and product development specialists from the aerospace, automotive, transportation and heavy industries will benefit from the systems live go/no-go guidance feature for even more accurate and reliable measurements for their large-scale metrology projects.

Building on the first generation of MaxSHOT 3D, Creaform has achieved a major industry milestone by developing an intelligent measurement solution that autonomously guides users to the right measurements within VXelements. Considered a serious alternative to laser trackers for many applications, the new MaxSHOT 3D can be used as a standalone measurement device and also be used in combination with Creaforms 3D scanners and portable CMMs. Major benefits are:
40% more accurate with volumetric accuracy of up to 0.015 mm/m.
Visual projections with live go/no-go feedback directly on the part, guiding the user to the correct position to take the shot for unparalleled ease-of-use.
New light, ergonomic design engineered specifically for photogrammetric measurement of large parts ranging from 2 to 10 meters.
Improved hardware reliability and multifunction buttons for easier interaction with the software in shop-floor conditions.
Available in Standard and Elite versions.
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With first-time-right data acquisition and measurements, the new optical coordinate measuring system is a game changer in metrology for large-scale projects, explains Daniel Brown, Product Management Director at Creaform. Photogrammetry complexity, lack of metrology experience and the latent human error factor are no longer obstacles to high-quality measurements with the MaxSHOT 3D. Users of all levels can be confident that their measurements are right and can be used as a solid and reliable foundation for their dimensional inspection projects.

Creaform will be at CONTROL 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany, this May, at which the MaxSHOT 3D will be on display for the first time. Users looking to improve their measurement times in large-scale metrology projects can see live demonstrations of the system used independently or in combination with other Creaform technologies in Hall 5, at Stand 5108, May 912.

About Creaform
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education. With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lvis, Qubec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lvis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore. Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion.