Sept 7, 2011: Creaform Reveals New HandyPROBE Arm-Free Optical CMM
Lévis, 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 Creaform’s innovation philosophy, the
HandyPROBE optical probing system features the TRUaccuracy technology, which
generates higher accuracy measurements of up to 22 µm (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-François Larue, “the gain
in productivity and the outstanding measurement reliability of the HandyPROBE
explain the system’s 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 Québec City, Montréal, the United States, France, Germany, China,
India and Japan.
Creaform Website: http://www.creaform3d.com