MaxSHOT 3D Optical Coordinate Measuring System

The MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system is a complementary product that adds the accuracy and speed of photogrammetry to the wide range of applications already possible with the Creaform technologies, especially when it comes to larger parts.

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. 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.

  • Dimensional measurements that are even more precise
  • Increased accuracy in Creaform technologies thanks to photogrammetry
  • Very simple to operate
  • Real-time visualization and validation of acquired data
  • Step-by-step operation entirely guided by the VXshot module
  • Ergonomic design
  • Shorter measuring time on larger parts
  • Accelerated positioning of the Creaform 3D scanner or optical CMM around the part
  • Light and portable

VXelements

The MaxSHOT 3D coordinate measuring system comes with VXelements and the VXshot 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.

VXshot Software Module

Unlike other systems on the market, where data accuracy is partially contingent upon the operator’s experience and technique, VXshot features an extremely simple data acquisition process.

  1. Guides operators every step of the way throughout the process;
  2. Clearly and immediately notifies operators if they need to take additional pictures to increase measurement accuracy;
  3. Real-time visualization and validation of the positioning model make it possible to see the rebuilt volume and all estimated points with the utmost accuracy;
  4. Measures and recomputes all the identified points each time an image is taken.

The VXshot module can be used with the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system, and also with the MAXscan 3D scanner.

VXelements is now compatible with your tablet and intelligent phone! No matter where you are, you can remotely interact with VXelements and have all its data acquisition functionalities at your fingertips. This is freedom at its best!

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)