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Measurement accuracy that is insensitive to the instabilities of any environment.

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The arm-free portable probing system designed for the shop floor

The HandyPROBE™ line-up is a portable optical CMM specifically designed for use on the shop floor. Thanks to its metrology-grade accuracy and dynamic referencing capabilities, the HandyPROBE delivers unmatched accuracy regardless of the measurement setup, instabilities of the environment and user experience level.

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HandyPROBE Next Features

  • Part-to-CAD Analysis

  • First Article and Supplier Quality Inspection

  • Conformity Assessment of 3D Models Against Original Parts/Production Tooling

  • Conformity Assessment of Manufactured Parts Against the Originals

  • Alignment

  • Tooling Certification

  • Multi-shot Measurements (up to 30 points/s)

  • Complete Free-form Inspection and High-density Color Maps When Used With a MetraSCAN 3D

  • Reverse Engineering of Geometrical Entities (Spheres, Cylinders, Planes)

  • Faster and More Accurate Reverse Engineering of Mixed Parts (Geometrical and Free-form) When Used With a MetraSCAN 3D Optical CMM Scanner

Full Specifications
Size and Weight

154 x 178 x 235 mm (6 x 7 x 9.2 in.)

930 g (2.05 lbs.)


EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive, RoHS 2 Substance Restrictions Directive), IP50, WEEE

Measurement Rate

80 measurements/s


Up to 0.025 mm (0.0010 in.)

9.1m3 Working Volume

VOLUMETRIC: 0.086 mm (0.0034 in.)

16.6m3 Working Volume

VOLUMETRIC: 0.122 mm (0.0048 in.)

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Accuracy and Simplicity Combined With Portability

Without the requirements of a rigid measurement setup, the complete measuring system—the part, optical tracker, and wireless probe—can all be moved freely at any time during the measurement sequence.

The HandyPROBE is simply the best metrology solution for measuring geometrical entities on parts of any size directly on the production floor.

VXelements: Creaforms’ 3D Software Platform and Application Suite Creaform 3D scanners come with VXelements and the VXscan module, a fully-integrated 3D data acquisition software that powers its entire fleet of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It gathers all the essential elements and tools into a uniform, user-friendly and intuitive working environment.

VXinspect: dimensional inspection software module VXinspect is an intuitive and powerful 3D inspection software designed for manufacturing companies conducting first article inspection (FAI) or quality control. Directly integrated into VXelements™, Creaform’s 3D software platform and application suite, VXinspect provides the simplest integration of probing and scanning measurement capabilities.

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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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By listening to and working with you, we will find the right solution for you at the right time, with an implementation and growth plan to support your business ambitions.

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