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Use of 3D scanner increases efficiency and reduces labor and material costs

Management and customers demand realistic implementation of individual welding processes at low costs. These costs are often caused by inefficient work processes, such as reworking due to excess or insufficient use of materials, or customer complaints.

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Do you have confidence in your 3D measurements? Are you certain they are accurate, repeatable, and reliable?

Do you ever question the accuracy and reliability of your quality control (QC) process? Do you ever doubt the quality of your measurement setup, especially if you are a non-expert in 3D scanning?

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Unveiling the Hidden Hurdles of Automotive Part Manufacturers

Manufacturing sheet metal is far from a simple task. It requires rigorous inspection, primarily due to the high quality and stringent safety standards required in the automotive industry.

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3D Scanning Helps with the Design of Engine Block Mounts

Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH has been a German based sales and service partner of Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of construction machinery, since 1954.

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Revolutionizing Design: INTAV’s Journey with 3D Scanning for Motorcycle Accessories

INTAV SRL is an Italian company with more than 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing luminous and acoustic warning devices for emergency, rescue, and operative vehicles.

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Vehicle manufacturing company uses 3D scanners to increase design quality and optimize engineering times

The use of the Go!SCAN SPARK and VXmodel leads to significant improvements in the internal processes when carrying out projects at the Swiss company Sutter AG.

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MetraSCAN 3D helps to create pipeline machinery improvements

Thanks to the 3D scanner, SICIM SpA can detect complex geometries from machineries and their technical designers are supported in project developments.

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Production Control in the Casting Industry: Ensuring Component Geometries

GF Casting Solutions Altenmarkt GmbH & Co KG is one of the leading solution providers for lightweight components in the mobility and energy sector and operates, among other things, a light metal foundry for automotive components, structural parts and powertrain parts that are manufactured using the aluminum and magnesium die-cast process.

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American Magic’s Team Gears Up for the 37th America’s Cup With Creaform

The New York City Yacht Club’s American Magic team once again chooses Creaform’s 3D measurement technologies to gear up for the next America’s Cup. Learn more.

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Harnessing the Power of Fusion Energy, a Dream Becoming Reality with Precise 3d Measurements

Recreating the fusion reaction occurring in the Sun’s core here on Earth; this is the mission that scientists and engineers have taken up with ITER, one of human history’s most ambitious engineering projects.

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Laboratory at AIC where students work on development and construction within the framework of the Extreme Automotive Program (EAP).

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Automotive Intelligence Center: 3D scanners – a key aid when training for a career in the automotive industry

AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center, based in Amorebieta-Etxano, Bizkaia, is a European center for the generation of value for the automotive industry based on a concept of open innovation where companies improve their positioning through cooperation.

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Jobs that took hours or days can now be done in minutes or seconds with the Creaform Go!SCAN 3D scanner

The TTK University of Applied Sciences uses the Go!SCAN 3D scanner in many projects for academic purposes by professors and students.

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Using 3D Scanning in Art

3D scanning can be used to measure objects of art in order to assess their 3D dimensions accurately.

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3D Scans Without Limits of Shapes and Surfaces

Leading global transport solutions provider reduces its inspection times with the Creaform 3D scanner

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What Is the Best 3D Scanner?

You have been tasked with buying a 3D scanner. The only problem is figuring out where to start your search. You know what 3D scanning is but don’t know enough…

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Scanning with MetraSCAN 3D is simple and can be performed by employees who have been with the company for only a few months.

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Sakai Increases the Efficiency of its Dimensional Inspections with a New Approach

High-speed, high-precision 3D scanner greatly streamlines the measurement work of wood model makers, which is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process.   Many companies are now accelerating their efforts to reform…

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MetraSCAN 3D Scanner beim Scannen eines Blechteils. Im Hintergrund sieht man die Echtzeiterfassung des Scans auf dem Laptop.

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How Creaform Met the Need for Enhanced Accuracy, Versatility, and Efficiency of voestalpine Stahl GmbH

As one of Europe’s major steel producers, the voestalpine Stahl GmbH is the lead company of the Steel Division and a supplier that renowned automotive manufacturers and other manufacturing companies can rely on. The Austria-based company also manufactures heavy plates and cast products for the most challenging conditions in the energy industry and provides customized solutions for expanding renewable energy.

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Québec-based art virtuoso accomplishes stunning creative feats with Go!SCAN 3D

Cynthia Coulombe Begin is a renowned Québec painter and artist who started her professional career in 2006 by paying tribute to the aesthetics of the human body. Her first exhibit, Traces corporelles, took place at the Marius-Barbeau Museum and was acclaimed by local art critics.

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Creaform 3D Scanners Helped Ford Restore Michigan Central Station

The history of the iconic Michigan Central Station reminds us of the story of Detroit. The rail station, first opened in 1913, once symbolized the city’s effervescence with its grand lobby’s never-ending symphony of train arrivals and departures. Starting in the 60s, however, its activities began to decline and the station closed permanently in the late 80s.

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SFM improves its client reporting and the quality control of its transformer tanks through 3D scanning

Latvian company SFM, the world’s largest provider of transformer tanks, has been using Creaform MetraSCAN BLACK 3D scanner with VXelements software for 2 years, to provide high-quality 3D measurement reports for its products.

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3D scanner allows flexible measurements of wind turbines and their components

Siemens Gamesa was looking for a 3D scanning system to take exact, agile measurements of wind turbines and their components so that they could be analyzed and processed using CAD software. The main goal was to dispense with traditional and inaccurate measuring tools such as tape measures and gauges, in favor of a more agile and precise method.

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Measuring a Junkers JU 52 NG

JUNKERS Flugzeugwerke in Widnau achieved its first major milestone with the airworthy replica of a Junkers F13. In September 2016, this dream came true with the maiden flight of a replica of the first all-metal commercial aircraft, which has been delighting aviation enthusiasts around the globe ever since.

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Fast and precise reverse engineering of spare parts for mattress innerspring production

AGRO Tooling Systems GmbH specializes in the manufacture of spare parts for mattress innerspring machines. In addition to contract manufacturing, mechanical engineering with in-house design has now become an important pillar of their business.

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From Scan to Reverse Engineering: 3D Scanner Guarantees Seamless Process

The ability to quickly achieve accurate dimensioning of components of any shape and size with a 3D scanner was for AADS a key factor to choose a Creaform scanner.

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Plastic blow molding company reduces process time by 50% with 3D scanning

With the handheld HandySCAN 3D scanner from Creaform, Blowtech can quickly carry out inspections and measurements of its plastic molded parts in various places.

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3D scanner expands quality assurance services

Rohde & Schwarz uses the HandySCAN 3D for quality control, measuring vehicle interiors, inspecting free-form surfaces, and additive manufacturing processes

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Innovative 3D scanners for a competitive edge in automotive design

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers around the world have used portable 3D scanning systems for product development, vehicle design and quality assurance. Everything from individual components to complete vehicles can be measured.

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Digitalization of dark and shiny plastic components

NIFCO Germany GmbH develops and produces interior components for the automotive industry. The company’s parts are installed by leading international car manufacturers.

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Behavioral measures for cable-driven parallel robots in the industrial environment

Recently, the Jules Verne Technological Research Institute (IRT) developed a new robot, belonging to the category of cable-driven parallel robots. The latter has been evaluated using Creaform technologies.

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Recording and Evaluations of Corrosion Degradation Rates Using 3D Scanner and Pipecheck Software

Hydro Safety was commissioned by a power plant operator to provide assessments of the remaining service life of the power plant infrastructure.

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Recording and Evaluations of Corrosion Degradation Rates Using 3D Scanner and Pipecheck Software

Hydro Safety uses HandySCAN 3D scanner and Pipecheck software to provide assessments of the remaining service life of a 100-year old penstock.

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Top 3 Reasons why 3D Scanning Makes Sense for Aftermarket Industries in 2019

Aftermarket industries are facing numerous challenges in 2019. Many disruptors, including shifting competition, channel digitalization, and increasing quality and compliance requirements, are forcing aftermarket industries to address these challenges with…

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Scan to CAD an Essential Part of Product Development

CAD software are key elements for companies’ product lifecycle management to shorten time to market, get better product quality, and lower cost. Without them, product development would be a lot…

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No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Excellence: HandySCAN 3D scanner increases measurement efficiency

CMS Cepcor® Ltd. based in Coalville, UK, is Europe’s largest aftermarket manufacturer and supplier of premium quality crusher, screen, and asphalt plant spare parts. The company provides products and services to…

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Skeleton of Hope The blue Whale

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London’s Natural History Museum: A Blue Whale 3D Scanning Project

3D scanning project of a blue whale’s skull for the Natural History Museum in London.

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Mastering GD&T and Metrology Helps You Get the Most Out of Your Inspection Software

With the emergence of portable CMMs, inspection and quality control (QC) activities have become even more widespread in almost any kind of industries. Among the reasons why these devices have…

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Creaform Engine Model In Progress

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VXmodel key to success in creating Formula SAE race car for engineering student competition

Jayhawk Motorsports, a team of 40 engineering students from the University of Kansas, is using the Creaform HandySCAN 3D scanner to create two racecars, including creating a powerful 3D model…

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Efficiency for pipeline integrity assessment!

Blog post updated on May 29th 2018 for Pipecheck’s latest features. How do you measure the efficiency of a pipeline inspection process? Do you look at a single portion of a process…

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When 3D scanning goes glamour – the Jenn Barlow’s bubble head project!

In my current job as an applications specialist with Creaform, I’ve been asked to scan, inspect and reverse engineer a lot of very different mechanical parts, using any and all…

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Product designers using 3D scanners for product development – from dream to reality!

3D found its way into different steps of the product design process, and has for many years. Whether it is for 1st developing the preliminary concept, proceeding with the ergonomics…

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British pipeline owner Centrica falls for Creaform’s Pipecheck solution

I travelled to the tiny British town of Barrow-in-Furness, I have done my first training on how to use Creaform’s Pipecheck solution for pipeline integrity assessment with the Rugged Field Pack. The customer,…

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Creaform Technologies – 2 newcomers!

We have had a pretty busy year so far, and we have worked very hard to enhance our products and develop new ones. September has seen 2 new product launches: the…

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Handyscan 3D Data Acquisition Technology Applied to Orthotics and Prosthetics

In its edition of July 2011, Medical Design Briefs published an article in which we explain our development strategy for the medical industry. Basically, we have decided to further development…

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Scanning 12 boats in 24 hours!

A company called Marinexpert Plus inc. came to us for a project involving ship stability certification. The mission was to scan 12 ships in dry dock, with 15 to 25…

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Introducing our new VXtrack dynamic tracking software module!

Today, we introduced the new VXtrack dynamic tracking software module. When teamed with Creaform’s C-Track dual camera optical sensor, VXtrack dynamic tracking can be used to simultaneously and continuously measure…

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Google’s New Body Browser Application!

Google just launched “Body Browser,” a WebGL application that lets users explore a high resolution, interactive 3D model of the human anatomy–from the skin down to the nervous system. From…

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Tour of VXelements – Integrating the HandyPROBE

More than ever, VXelements is the common platform for Creaform’s technologies. The C-Track can now be operated directly from VXelements instead of having two different layers of software interacting together,…

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Tour of VXelements – Mind the Gap

VXelements includes a slider which aims at simplifying the life of its users when it comes to producing a cleaner output with our scanners. Located in the facets node of…

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MOCAP: An important invention for movie and video game industries!

Motion Capture is the term used to describe the process of recording movement and translating all the movements into a computer graphic model. The MOCAP is used to enhance the…

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Getting the HandyPROBE and Handyscan 3D to collaborate

Since the introduction of the HandyPROBE, this device has been functioning in a third-party inspection software, such as PowerInspect or Polyworks. This requirement made it hard to combine both the…

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The Wonderful World of Packaging Design in 3D

After having read an article in the French cad.magazine, I felt like discussing the subject. I feel the packaging industry is very innovative and keeps pushing back limits to pick…

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Building the world, one building at a time

If you have played around a little bit in Google Earth, you most likely noticed the 3D Buildings layer. This layer contains textured 3d models of buildings in many cities…

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