HandySCAN BLACK 3D Scanners

Professional Metrology-Grade 3D Scanners

Meet the ALL NEW HandySCAN 3D – The HandySCAN BLACK

When accuracy meets versatility and portability

The HandySCAN 3D™ line-up is the reference in portable metrology‑grade 3D scanners. Now in its 3rd generation, consisting of: the HandySCAN 307, HandySCAN BLACK, and HandySCAN BLACK ELite - these handheld 3D scanners have been optimized to meet the needs of design, manufacturing and metrology professionals looking for the most effective and reliable way to acquire accurate 3D measurements of physical objects anywhere.

Portable, accurate and simple to use, the HandySCAN 3D features unmatched speed that captures high-quality measurements. Since it performs regardless of environment changes or part movement, it represents the ideal tool for quality assurance and product development applications.

This fast and versatile patented handheld 3D scanner is easy-to-use and generates highly accurate and repeatable results — even in difficult environments and with complex surfaces.

Key Features:

  • Accuracy of 0.025 mm
  • ISO 17025
  • 11 blue laser crosses
  • Large scanning area
  • Scan-to-mesh in seconds
  • Worldwide support
  • Patented technology
  • VDI/VDE 2634 - Metrology Certification

HandySCAN BLACK Product Overview

HandySCAN BLACK Resources

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Size and Weight

79 x 142 x 288 mm (3.1 x 5.6 x 11.3 in)
0.94 kg (2.1 lb)

Scanning Area

310 x 350 mm
(12.2 x 13.8 in)

Resolution

Measurement: 0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
Mesh: 0.100 mm (0.0039 in)

Stand-Off Distance

300 mm (11.8 in)

Depth of Field

250 mm (9.8 in)

Creaform HandySCAN BLACK - ELITE Handheld 3D Scanner

Light Source

11 blue laser crosses (+1 extra line)

Recommended Part Size

0.05 – 4 m
(0.15 – 13 ft)

Measurement Rate

1,300,000 measurements/s

Accuracy

0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
VOLUMETRIC: 0.020 mm + 0.040 mm/m (0.0008 in + 0.0005 in/ft)

Full Side-by-Side Technical Specifications Below

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Accurate, Reliable & High-Resolution 3D Measurements

The HandySCAN 3D delivers accurate, high-resolution and repeatable results, regardless of the measurement setup quality and no matter the user experience. Featuring dynamic referencing, both the scanner and part can move during measurement and still provide an accurate and high‑quality scan.

  • Accuracy
    0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
  • Volumetric accuracy
    0.020 + 0.040 mm/m (0.0008 in + 0.0005 in/ft)
  • Reliable acceptance test
    Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard
    ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • High resolution for fine details

Portability

This handheld 3D scanner is a stand-alone device that does not require a tripod nor any external tracking device to operate. Fitting in a small suitcase, it can be brought anywhere and used in any environmental conditions without affecting its performance.

  • Lightweight
    0.94 kg (2.1 lb)
  • Self-positioning with dynamic referencing
  • Fits into a suitcase
  • Take it anywhere you need

Faster 3D Scanning Process

The HandySCAN 3D scanner features multiple laser crosses and an automatic mesh generation, enabling a faster workflow from the set-up to the scan and then to the file!

  • Ready-to-use files
  • High measurement rate
    Up to 1,300,000 measurements/s
  • Large scanning area of 11 laser crosses
  • Quick setup
    Up-and-running in less than 2 minutes

Simplicity and Versatility

With its user-friendly interface and ergonomic design, this 3D measurement solution is easy-to-use and has a short learning curve. Its versatility gives the opportunity to scan various object sizes and surface types in real time—all with the same device.

Rigorous Manufacturing 3D Scanner Process

Creaform designs, manufactures, and calibrates HandySCAN 3D scanners with the highest quality management system according to internationally recognized standards ISO 9001 and ISO 17025.

HandySCAN BLACK’s acceptance test is based on VDI\VDE 2634 which is ISO 17025 accredited to guarantee traceability to international standards.

Each scanner is delivered with a personalized certification and fully documented test results.

International Metrology High-Quality Standards
At Creaform, product and service quality is their top priority. Being pioneers in portable 3D measurement, they are committed to exceeding customer requirements by developing innovative solutions. In partnership with Creaform, we at Computer Aided Technology are invested in continuously improving processes, setting new standards for the industry and ensuring your full satisfaction.

VXelements

The Go!SCAN 3D scanner comes with VXelements, which powers our entire suite of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It combines all the essential tools you need from data acquisition to CAD Software, in a user-friendly, simplified and sleek working environment.

VXscan

VXscan is entirely dedicated to the acquisition and optimization of 3D scanning data. It delivers high performance for that specific task, yet it is simple and user-friendly enough to suit any user’s experience level.

Key features:

  • Offers a surface optimization algorithm that avoids the creation of multiple scan layers and ensures a more accurate meshing without any post-treatment. The output is an optimized meshing that can be exported in all standard formats;
  • No limitation to the scan resolution: just input a resolution value, independent from the size of the scanned object. Resolution can be changed at any time before or after the scan. The software can recreate a meshing from the raw data previously acquired;
  • Surface is rendered in real time (the user can view the 3D surface as the object is being scanned);
  • The creation, from the meshing, of geometrical entities;
  • Several other functions related to the optimization of the meshing such as hole filling, smart decimation (without definition loss on the meshing), or boundary filters.


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.

VXmodel: Scan-to-CAD software module

VXmodel is a post-treatment software that directly integrates into VXelements and seamlessly allows to finalize 3D scan data for use directly in any CAD or 3D printing software. VXmodel provides the simplest and fastest path from 3D scans to your CAD or additive manufacturing workflow.

VXremote: Remote access software application

VXremote improves your efficiency in the field by providing fast and easy remote access to VXelements. It offers quick activation and set-up and requires no hardware or server to install or maintain. You can have all its data acquisition functionalities at your fingertips… Available only with the Creaform Certified Rugged Tablet!

Compatible Software

  • 3D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions)
  • InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks)
  • Dassault (CATIA V5 and SOLIDWORKS)
  • PTC (Creo)
  • Siemens (NX and Solid Edge)
  • Autodesk (Inventor, Alias, 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage)

Bell Flight

Bell is renowned for being the first engineering company to have certified a commercial helicopter. These pioneers did not stop there. They were also the first to break the sound barrier, as well as being aboard NASA’s first lunar mission. Bell Flight is currently testing Creaform’s new HandySCAN3D on various applications in their innovation manufacturing center. Watch the video to learn more!

Concept

Requirements and Specifications

  • Competitive product analysis
  • Measurement of product environment or connecting/Surrounding parts
  • Measurement of existing parts for aftermarket or custom equipment

Concept Design

  • Clay model measurement/Reverse engineering
  • Models and mock-ups measurement/Reverse engineering
  • Styling and aesthetics

Concept Prototyping

  • Integration of prototype modifications into CAD file
  • Form study, proof-of-concept prototypes
  • Ergonomy prototypes

Design

CAD Design

  • 3D scan-to-CAD
  • Reverse engineering (extracting design-intent)
  • Packaging design

Prototyping

  • Rapid prototyping/Manufacturing
  • Integration of prototype modifications into CAD file
  • Prototype inspection

Testing, simulation, and analysis

  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Interference analysis
  • Deformation, geometry analysis

Manufacturing

Tooling design

  • Reverse engineering of dies, molds, fixtures, jigs and patterns
  • Update of CAD file to reflect as-built tooling measurements
  • Tooling validation/Inspection

Assembly/Production

  • Virtual assembly
  • Tool/Robot path programming
  • Part assessment before machining

Quality control

  • First article inspection (FAI)
  • Part-to-CAD inspection
  • Supplier quality inspection

Servicing

Documentation

  • As-built documentation of parts/Tooling
  • Marketing presentations, 3D training systems, serious gaming
  • Digital archiving

Maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO)

  • Wear and tear analysis
  • Custom repairs/Modification
  • As-built documentation of parts/Tooling before maintenance

Replacement/Recycling

  • Reverse engineering for developing replacement/Restoration parts
  • Planning of complex assemblies disassembly/Dismantling

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive/Transport
  • Consumer Products
  • Heavy Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Research and Education

Innovating technology that provides TRUaccuracy™TRUsimplicity™TRUportability™ as well as real speed to your metrology-grade applications. Download Full HandySCAN Product Brochure

HandySCAN 307™ HandySCAN BLACK™ HandySCAN BLACK™ | Elite
Accuracy(1) Up to 0.040 mm
(0.0016 in)
0.035 mm
(0.0014 in)
0.025 mm
(0.0009 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2)
(based on part size)
0.020 mm + 0.100 mm/m
(0.0008 in + 0.0012 in/ft)
0.020 mm + 0.060 mm/m
(0.0008 in + 0.0007 in/ft)
0.020 mm + 0.040 mm/m
(0.0008 in + 0.0005 in/ft)
Volumetric accuracy with MaxSHOT Next™ | Elite(3) 0.020 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0008 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Measurement resolution 0.100 mm
(0.0039 in)
0.025 mm
(0.0009 in)
Mesh resolution 0.200 mm
(0.0078 in)
0.100 mm
(0.0039 in)
Measurement rate 480,000 measurements/s 800,000 measurements/s 1,300,000 measurements/s
Light source 7 red laser crosses 7 blue laser crosses 11 blue laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
Laser class 2M
(eye-safe)
Scanning area 275 x 250 mm
(10.8 x 9.8 in)
310 x 350 mm
(12.2 x 13.8 in)
Stand-off distance 300 mm
(11.8 in)
Depth of field 250 mm
(9.8 in)
Part size range (recommended) 0.1–4 m
(0.3–13 ft)
0.05–4 m
(0.15–13 ft)
Software VXelements
Output formats .dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr, .3mf
Compatible software *
  • 3D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions)
  • InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks)
  • Dassault (CATIA V5 and SOLIDWORKS)
  • PTC (Creo)
  • Siemens (NX and Solid Edge)
  • Autodesk (Inventor, Alias, 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage)
Weight 0.85 kg
(1.9 lb)
0.94 kg
(2.1 lb)
Dimensions
(LxWxH)
122 x 77 x 294 mm
(4.8 x 3.0 x 11.6 in)
142 x 79 x 288 mm
(5.6 x 3.1 x 11.3 in)
Connection standard 1 X USB 3.0
Operating temperature range 5-40 °C
(41-104 °F)
Operating humidity range
(non-condensing)
10-90%
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
Patents CA 2,600,926, CN 200680014069.3, US 7,912,673, CA 2,656,163, EP (FR, UK, DE) 1,877,726, AU 2006222458, US 8,032,327, JP 4,871,352, US 8,140,295, EP (FR, UK, DE) 2,278,271, EP (FR, UK, DE) 2,230,482, IN 266,573, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044, EP (FR, UK, DE) 3,102,908, US 15/114,563, CN 201580007340X

(1) HandySCAN BLACK and HandySCAN BLACK Ι Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Probing error performance is assessed with diameter measurements on traceable sphere artefacts (ISO 17025 accredited). HandySCAN 307: Typical value for diameter measurement on a calibrated sphere artefact.

(2) HandySCAN BLACK and HandySCAN BLACK Ι 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. HandySCAN 307: Value for spheres spacing measurement on a calibrated length artefact.

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