What’s New in Creaform’s VXmodel 6.2 – Assemblies

Scan Assemblies CREAFORM just released VXelements 6.2 which includes new features and enhancements. One of the top features in VXmodel is the ability to create assemblies with scanned parts. This enhancement has been a long time coming and now allows the user to scan individual components and align them the way they would fit together, almost like a mate feature in SOLIDWORKS. Prior to this build, users could only assemble scans using manual maneuvers or some crafty superposition with the […]

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Calibrating the Metrascan: Playing Video Games at Work

As we move toward the future, we find ourselves using less paper and pens in the work place and more computer graphical software to perform our day-to-day tasks. This is no surprise to most though considering today’s average consumer spends 33,120 minutes a year on their cellphones. The more interesting fact is that on a mobile phone less than 24% of that time is spent on phone calls. The other 76% is spent playing video games and browsing social media. […]

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Choosing the Right 3D Scanner for You

Choosing the Right 3D Scanner for You Welcome back to Justifying 3D Scanning for your Business. This is part 2 of a 2 part series, if you haven’t read part 1 yet you can read it here. In this blog we will discuss different criteria to consider when choosing a 3D scanner. There are many different types of 3D scanners and scanning technology. Everything from tracked 3D scanners, structured light systems to plugin-play portable 3D scanners. Below is an outline […]

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3D SCANNERS IN EDUCATION

As we move toward the future of manufacturing and design, consumers are demanding a more 4.0 Industry trend. This new trend takes old industry models and leaves them in the dust and at the forefront of it all, technology is setting the pace. The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adaptation of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn. By embracing and integrating technology in the classroom, we are […]

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Justifying 3D Scanning for your Business

Justifying 3D Scanning for your Business When investigating new tools for our business, the first thing that we are asked by upper management is “What is the justification for the cost?” If we were to flash-back to when 3D scanners first hit the commercial market I would say that the technology wasn’t quite there yet, and the cost was exorbitant to the company. Fast forward to the present, today we can say that this just isn’t true anymore. Still, many […]

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New! Creaform MAXSHOT 3D

NEW Creaform MAXSHOT 3D OPTICAL COORDINATE MEASURING SYSTEM Creaform’s MaxSHOT 3D is a game changer for product development, manufacturing, quality control and inspection teams that need the highest measurement accuracy and repeatability for large scale projects that range in parts from 2-10m. “Imagine achieving accuracy better than 0.015mm!” Thanks to its sophisticated user guidance technology and easy to use software, the MaxSHOT 3D is ideal for users of all levels – even non-metrology experts – so that you can gain peace of mind knowing your measurements are […]

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CREAFORM Success Factors Release and Highlights

CREAFORM Success Factors Release and Highlights Who is CREAFORM? CREAFORM is a world-class company that develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement technology. Through its expertise, passion and commitment of its employees, Creaform helps companies from the manufacturing industry to seamlessly create, verify, and collaborate in 3D. CREAFORM has been developing technology since 2002 working with companies such as: NASA, Boeing, Koenigsegg, Ford, Caterpillar, Red Bull Racing and much more. Headquarter in in Lévi’s, Québec, CREAFORM focuses on the development […]

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What is Photogrammetry?

What is Photogrammetry? Photogrammetry No it’s not a new type of selfie, photogrammetry is a 3-D coordinate measuring technique that uses 2-D photographs and a known scale length as the fundamental tools for metrology applications. Simply put, the distance between 2 points on an object can be determined by measuring them in a picture and applying a scaling factor. In practice, a user would place reflective targets across the surface of their critical features and use these locators to create […]

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INSPECTING 3D Printed Prototypes with 3D Scanner Technology

INSPECTING 3D Printed Prototypes with 3D Scanner Technology Within the last 10 years CAD software has risen to new heights, giving the user more control over their designs and allowing them to create more curved surfaces on parts. In the manufacturing world, manufacturing processes have evolved to meet the designers demands breaking through walls of tighter tolerances and high complexity. What does this all mean? Well, if you’re you in the QC department, this means you have an unrealistic task […]

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