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Speed and Accuracy Combined with Versatility

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NEW MetraScan BLACK™ Series

A Handheld 3D Scanner and Portable CMM Solution For the Shop Floor

Fast, accurate, and versatile, the MetraSCAN 3D™ optical CMM scanner line-up is designed for manufacturing and metrology professionals who want to deliver approved quality parts quickly and efficiently.

Insensitive to shop floor vibrations, part movement, and environmental instability, the MetraSCAN 3D significantly increases the efficiency, reliability, and versatility of measurement processes. Engineered to work both in the metrology lab and on the production floor, the MetraSCAN 3D is optimized to perform metrology-grade measurements and 3D surface inspections on a large variety of parts regardless of size, material, finish, or complexity. Simply put, the MetraSCAN 3D is the ideal metrology tool for quality control and quality assurance applications.

When paired with the HandyPROBE™, which offers optional probing capability, users can harness the power of both 3D scanning and probing for a complete, streamlined inspection process.

MetraSCAN BLACK Product Overview

MetraSCAN BLACK Resources

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Size and Weight

289 x 235 x 296 mm (11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)
1.49 kg (3.28 lb)

Scanning Area

275 x 250 mm
(10.8 x 9.8 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 MetraSCAN BLACK - ELITE Handheld 3D Scanner

The MetraSCAN BLACK™ Elite takes things to the next level by incorporating 15 blue laser crosses for superior resolution and accuracy. With speeds of up to 1,800,000 measurements per second, you can often reduce your scanning times in half.
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Light Source

15 blue laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)

Recommended Part Size

0.2–6 m
(0.7–20 ft)

Measurement Rate

1,800,000 measurements/s

Accuracy

0.025 mm (0.0009 in)

Full Side-by-Side Technical Specifications Below

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Faster 3D scanning


The MetraSCAN 3D features 15 laser crosses and a high measurement rate to accelerate 3D scanning processes. Thanks to quick setup and onboarding, real-time scans and ready-to-use files, your 3D scanning workflow will never have been faster.

  • High measurement rate
    1,800,000 measurements/second
  • Large scanning area for all types of parts
    15 laser crosses
  • Ultra-quick setup
    No warm-up time; users can be up-and-running in less than 5 minutes

Impressive shop floor accuracy


Free from any rigid measurement setup requirements, the MetraSCAN 3D is designed specifically for use on shop floors. It delivers accurate results, regardless of the measurement setup quality and user experience level. Thanks to the C-TrackTM optical tracker that enables dynamic referencing, the scanner, the part and the optical tracker can move during inspection and still provide accurate measurements.

  • Accuracy
    0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
  • Volumetric accuracy
    0.064 mm (0.0025 in)
  • Reliable acceptance tests
    Based on VDI/VDE 2634 Part 3 standard
    ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • Shop floor accuracy with dynamic referencing
    Measurement accuracy insensitive to environmental instabilities
    High resolution
    Measures all types of complex and highly detailed parts

Unmatched versatility


Highly versatile, the MetraSCAN 3D can be used to scan various part sizes and surface finishes in real time—all with the same device.

With its extendable measurement volume, parts of any shape, complexity, and geometry can be measured easily without loss in accuracy or requiring leapfrog.

  • Blue laser technology
    Ideal for shiny and reflective surfaces
  • Large and easily extendable measurement volume
    Wider than other portable CMMs
    No leapfrog required
  • Optional HandyPROBE
    Combination of both 3D scanning and probing
    No targets required

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)

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

MetraSCAN 3D’s innovative technology enables unprecedented accuracy, simplicity, portability, speed and efficiency for 3D inspections in your production environment. 3D measurements of a variety of complex parts, sizes, materials and finishes has never been this easy. Download Full MetraSCAN BLACK Product Brochure

MetraSCAN 357™MetraSCAN BLACK™MetraSCAN 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)
9.1 m3 (320 ft3)
0.086 mm
(0.0034 in)
0.086 mm
(0.0034 in)
0.064 mm
(0.0025 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2)
16.6 m3 (586 ft3)
0.122 mm
(0.0048 in)
0.122 mm
(0.0048 in)
0.078 mm
(0.0031 in)
Volumetric accuracy with MaxSHOT Next™|Elite(3)0.060 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0024 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
0.044 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0017 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Probing accuracy with HandyPROBE Next (4)0.030 mm
(0.0012 in)
0.030 mm
(0.0012 in)
0.025 mm
(0.0009 in)
Measurement resolution0.100 mm
(0.0039 in)
0.025 mm
(0.0009 in)
Mesh resolution0.200 mm
(0.0078 in)
0.100 mm
(0.0039 in)
Measurement rate480,000 measurements/s800,000 measurements/s1,800,000 measurements/s
Light source7 red laser crosses7 blue laser crosses15 blue laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
Laser class2M
(eye-safe)
Scanning area275 x 250 mm
(10.8 x 9.8 in)
310 x 350 mm
(12.2 x 13.8 in)
Stand-off distance300 mm
(11.8 in)
Depth of field200 mm
(7.9 in)
250 mm
(9.8 in)
Part size range (recommended)0.2–6 m (0.7–20 ft)
SoftwareVXelements
Output formats.dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .zpr, .3mf
Compatible software(5)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)
WeightScanner: 1.38 kg (3.0 lb)
Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
Scanner: 1.49 kg (3.28 lb)
Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
Dimensions
(LxWxH)
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 range5-40 °C
(41-104 °F)
Operating humidity range
(non-condensing)
10-90%
CertificationsEC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
PatentsFR 2,838,198, EP (FR, UK, DE, IT) 1,492,995, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044

(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

(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.

(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.

(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.

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