Product Features

Creaform is renowned for the portable, reliable and very easy-to-use technologies it designs. In concrete terms, our system (combining the MaxSHOT 3D photogrammetric video camera + the VXshot processing software) stands out from other systems because it is so easy to use.

Its user-friendly design allows even those new to photogrammetry to quickly and easily generate a high accuracy positioning model of an object based on a series of photos.

The workflow is really simple:

  1. Place a few coded targets either on the object to be measured or in its environment.
  2. Take several blocks of convergent photos.
  3. Launch the bundle adjustment process (image triangulation).
    Through this process, the reflectors placed on the object can be easily rebuilt in 3D. The scale bars provided in the measurement volume allow for model scaling.
  4. Once the calculations are complete, the Creaform 3D scanner or optical CMM automatically uses the high accuracy positioning model generated with VXshot to determine its position in the measurement volume.

Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive/Transport
  • Consumer Products
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Education

Applications

Inspection

  • Part-to-CAD analysis
  • First article and supplier quality inspection
  • Large-scale tooling inspection and adjustment
  • Large castings inspection
  • Large moulds/dies design or inspection
  • Conformity assessment of 3D models against original parts/production tooling
  • Conformity assessment of manufactured parts against originals
  • Large part alignment
  • Full free-form inspection and generation of high density colour maps

Reverse Engineering

  • Reverse engineering of geometric entities (spheres, cylinders, planes)
  • Allows faster and more accurate reverse engineering of mixed parts (geometrical and free-form)

Technical Specifications

MaxSHOT 3D
Volumetric Accuracy 0.0003 in./ft (0.025 mm/m)
Weight 435 g (1.0 lb)
Dimensions 76 x 136 x 153 mm (3 x 5.4 x 6 in.)

 

MetraSCAN 3D
Volumetric Accuracy
(with MaxSHOT 3D)
0.0033 in. if L* = 4 ft (0.085 mm if L = 1.2 m)
(0.0022 in. + 0.0003 in./ft if L > 4 ft) (0.055 mm + 0.025 mm/m if L > 1.2 m)

 

HandyPROBE
  HandyPROBE 380 HandyPROBE 780 HandyPROBE 1480
Volumetric Accuracy
(with MaxSHOT 3D)
0.0029 in. if L* = 4 ft
(0.075 mm if L* = 1.2 m)
0.0033 in. if L = 4 ft
(0.085 mm if L = 1.2 m)
0.0067 in. if L = 4 ft
(0.170 mm if L = 3.0 m)
0.0018 in. + 0.0003 in./ft if L > 4 ft
(0.045 mm + 0.025 mm/m
if L > 1.2 m)
(0.0022 in. + 0.0003 in./ft if L > 4 ft)
(0.055 mm + 0.025 mm/m
if L > 1.2 m)
0.0037 in. + 0.0003 in./ft if L > 4 ft
(0.095 mm + 0.025 mm/m
if L > 3.0 m)

 

Handyscan 3D
  REVscan EXAscan VIUscan
Volumetric Accuracy
(with MaxSHOT 3D)
0.0008 in. + 0.0003 in./ft
(0.020 mm + 0.025 mm/m)
Up to 0.002 in. (0.050 mm) Up to 0.0016 in. (0.040 mm) Up to 0.002 in. (0.050 mm)
* "L" being the size of the object measured.