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Creaform MetraSCAN 3D

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The MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner line-up is specifically designed for manufacturing and metrology professionals who do not want to compromise on quality or efficiency. It can withstand any production environment, including shop floor vibrations, part movements and environmental instability—all while accelerating 3D measurement workflows. This optical CMM scanner has been engineered to perform highly accurate and repeatable metrology-grade measurements and 3D geometrical surface inspections.

When paired with the HandyPROBE, Creaform’s handheld optical coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) with probing capabilities, users can also harness the power of both 3D scanning and probing for complete, end-to-end inspection processes.

3D scanning software

  • VXelements™ The MetraSCAN 3D seamlessly operates with VXelements, a fully integrated, user-friendly 3D scanning software platform. VXelements’s range of advanced modules let you leverage all the dimensional information captured by MetraSCAN 3D in a simplified, feature-rich data processing environment.
  • VXmodel™ Scan-to-CAD software module to finalize and prepare 3D scan data for use in any 3D printing or CAD solution
  • VXinspect™ Dimensional inspection software module for first article inspections or quality control
Creaform MetraSCAN 3D

Creaform MetraSCAN 3D Features

  • Metrology-grade measurements: accuracy of up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in.), resolution of up to 0.050 mm (0.0020 in.), high repeatability and traceable certificate

  • Dynamic referencing: optical reflectors are used to create a reference system that is “locked” to the part, so users can move the object any way they want during the measurement process

  • Volumetric accuracy of 0.064 mm (0.0025 in.)

  • Accurate measurement of parts ranging from 0.2 to 10 meters (0.7 to 33 feet) in size

  • No accuracy drift over time with the easy-to-perform field calibration procedure

Which MetraSCAN Is Right For You?

MetraSCAN 357

MetraSCAN Black

MetraSCAN Black Elite

Specifications MetraSCAN 357 MetraSCAN BLACK MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite
Accuracy(1)

MetraSCAN 357

Up to 0.040 mm (0.0016 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK

0.035 mm (0.0014 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

0.025 mm (0.0009 in)

(1) MetraSCAN BLACK and MetraSCAN BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Probing error performance is assessed with diameter measurement on traceable sphere artefacts. MetraSCAN 357: Typical value for diameter measurement on a calibrated sphere artefact

Volumetric accuracy(2) 9.1 m3 (320 ft3)

MetraSCAN 357

0.086 mm (0.0034 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK

0.086 mm (0.0034 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

0.064 mm (0.0025 in)

(2) MetraSCAN BLACK and MetraSCAN BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Sphere-spacing error is assessed with traceable length artefacts by measuring these at different locations and orientations within the working volume. MetraSCAN 357: Value for sphere spacing measurement on calibrated length artefacts.

Volumetric accuracy(2) 16.6 m3 (586 ft3)

MetraSCAN 357

0.122 mm (0.0048 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK

0.122 mm (0.0048 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

0.078 mm (0.0031 in)

(2) MetraSCAN BLACK and MetraSCAN BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Sphere-spacing error is assessed with traceable length artefacts by measuring these at different locations and orientations within the working volume. MetraSCAN 357: Value for sphere spacing measurement on calibrated length artefacts.

Volumetric accuracy with MaxSHOT Next™|Elite(3)

MetraSCAN 357

0.060 mm + 0.015 mm/m (0.0024 in + 0.00018 in/ft)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

0.044 mm + 0.015 mm/m (0.0017 in + 0.00018 in/ft)

(3) The volumetric accuracy performance of the system when using a MaxSHOT 3D cannot be superior to the default volumetric accuracy performance for a given model.

Probing accuracy with HandyPROBE Next (4)

MetraSCAN 357

0.030 mm (0.0012 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK

0.030 mm (0.0012 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

0.025 mm (0.0009 in)

(4) HandyPROBE Next and HandyPROBE Next|Elite performance assessment (ISO 17025 accredited) is based on partial procedure per ISO 10360-12 standard: Probing size error (6.2) and Length error (6.4). Performance is assessed on traceable sphere and length artefacts.

Measurement resolution

MetraSCAN 357

0.100 mm (0.0039 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK

0.025 mm (0.0009 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

0.025 mm (0.0009 in)

Mesh resolution

MetraSCAN 357

0.200 mm (0.0078 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK

0.100 mm (0.0039 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

0.100 mm (0.0039 in)

Measurement rate

MetraSCAN 357

480,000 measurements/s

MetraSCAN BLACK

800,000 measurements/s

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

1,800,000 measurements/s

Light source

MetraSCAN 357

7 red laser crosses

MetraSCAN BLACK

7 blue laser crosses 

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

15 blue laser crosses (+ 1 extra line)

Laser class

MetraSCAN 357

2M (eye-safe)

Scanning area

MetraSCAN 357

275 x 250 mm (10.8 x 9.8 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK

310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in)

Stand-off distance

MetraSCAN 357

300 mm (11.8 in)

Depth of field

MetraSCAN 357

300 mm (11.8 in)

Depth of field

MetraSCAN 357

200 mm (7.9 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK

250 mm (9.8 in)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

250 mm (9.8 in)

Part size range (recommended)

MetraSCAN 357

0.2–6 m (0.7–20 ft)

Software

MetraSCAN 357

VXelements

Output formats

MetraSCAN 357

.dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .zpr, .3mf

Compatible software(4)

MetraSCAN 357

3D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions), InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks), Metrologic Group (Metrolog X4), New River Kinematics (Spatial Analyzer), Verisurf, Dassault Systèmes (CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS), PTC (Creo), Siemens (NX, Solid Edge), Autodesk (Inventor, PowerINSPECT)

(5) Also compatible with all major metrology, CAD, and computer graphic software through mesh and point cloud import.

Weight

MetraSCAN 357

Scanner: 1.38 kg (3.0 lb)

Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)

C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)

MetraSCAN BLACK

Scanner: 1.49 kg (3.28 lb)

Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)

C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)

MetraSCAN BLACK | Elite

Scanner: 1.49 kg (3.28 lb)

Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)

C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)

Dimensions (LxWxH)

MetraSCAN 357

Scanner: 289 x 235 x 296 mm (11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)

Probe: 68 x 157 x 340 mm (2.7 x 6.2 x 13.4 in)

C-Track: 1031 x 181 x 148 mm (40.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 in)

Operating temperature range

MetraSCAN 357

5-40 °C (41-104 °F)

Operating humidity range (non-condensing)

MetraSCAN 357

10-90%

Certifications

MetraSCAN 357

EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE

Patents

MetraSCAN 357

FR 2,838,198, EP (FR, UK, DE, IT) 1,492,995, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044

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3D Scanning Services

Whether you are just exploring the technology or need access for an upcoming project, our experienced team can provide you with the information you need for parts as small as a screw to as large as an airplane. Ideal for reverse engineering and part inspection, 3D scanning lets you:

  • Create accurate CAD models from existing parts by digitizing.
  • Minimize costs & time when validating prototypes by comparing to CAD.
  • Ensure quality production and eliminate downtime by tracking wear and tear of tooling.
  • Perform faster and more accurate First Article Inspection (FAI) directly on the shop-floor.

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