Major upgrade offers completely revamped VXinspect module, broadened quality control capabilities, interoperability with robotics systems, and unprecedented usability
Lévis, Québec, June 7, 2023—Creaform, a business unit of AMETEK, Inc. and the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today that it has launched VXelements 11TM, a much-anticipated upgrade with an impressive array of new features and increased performance levels.
The biggest change in VXelements 11 was performed on VXinspectTM, VXelements’ dimensional inspection module. VXinspect has been segmented into two distinct modules: VXinspect|Analysis & VXinspect|Quality Control. Both have been completely rethought and optimized based on two distinguished phases of the manufacturing quality control process:
- VXinspect|Analysis is an intuitive and user-friendly inspection software that streamlines designs and manufacturing dimensional root cause analyses.
- VXinspect|Quality Control is a complete 3D inspection software for advanced quality control applications in subsequent production phases.
VXelements’ scan-to-CAD module for reverse engineering and additive manufacturing workflows, VXmodelTM, is now compatible with Fusion 360, an increasingly popular cloud-based CAD software for product design and development. Fusion 360 is now part of the lineup of seamless integrations with other CAD solutions, including SolidWorks, Inventor and Solid Edge. Users can transfer CAD files directly from VXmodel to Fusion 360 for easier reverse engineering processes.
With the goal of improving flexibility and simplicity, Creaform has extended interoperability between VXscan-RTM, its digital twin environment software module and new robot brands and models, such as UR10, Fanuc CRX-25i, and M-10iD/8L. VXscan-R also enables users to record trajectories directly from teach pendants with some collaborative robots.
In preparation for the new release, Creaform carried out extensive usability and ergonomics improvements to VXelements’ application modules, making the platform more intuitive to enhance the user experience by operators of all skill levels.
“At Creaform, we are committed to investing in our software solutions to maximize the value of our 3D scanners for our customers. This update of VXelements is aligned with the organization’s software vision and establishes a solid foundation for the future,” said David Robichaud, Technical Product Manager at Creaform.
Never Stop Innovating, a motto that represents the core values of Creaform, from its beginning in 2002 all the way to 2022, which marked the 20th anniversary of the company. To this day, Creaform continues to develop, manufacture, and sell cutting edge 3D portable and automated measurement technologies that provide innovative solutions for applications such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and engineering services redefine the boundaries in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, research and education. With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform is present in more than 85 countries, through its 14 local offices located all around the world and a network of over 125 distributors. Creaform is a business unit of AMETEK Inc., a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion. www.creaform3d.com