In the Media

June 19, 2013

Better Safe Than Sorry

Laser scanners and specialized software allow for faster, more effective testing of pipelines.

Read more (New Technology Magazine, May 2013, p. 13-14. By James Mahony.)

June 13, 2013

Nový skener - The Creaform 3D Scanners in a Czech Magazine!

Creaform's distributor Solidvision managed to get an article published about the Creaform 3D scanners...too bad it is written in Czech!

Read more (CAD 3 Magazine, 2013, p. 18-20)

May 27, 2013

CAD/CAM’s Expanding Potential in O&P

Imagine taking a scoliosis patient's measurements by snapping a photograph and importing the image into CAD software. Imagine using this data not only to digitally design and modify the brace but also to test it for the desired in-brace modifications before actually fabricating and fitting it on a patient. These capabilities—and others like it—are no longer imaginary; they are increasingly becoming part of O&P clinical practice, thanks to quantum leaps in computer, scanning, and CAD/CAM technologies.

Read more (oandp.com)

May 14, 2013

When extreme sports meet CFD

Creaform’s scanning system and computational fluid dynamics expertise push back the speed limits in street luge.

Read more (Design Engineering Magazine, March-April 2013)

May 8, 2013

Daily Planet TV Spot - Starring the Go!SCAN 3D

Host Lucas Cochrane talked about the Go!SCAN 3D in his TV show on Discovery Channel Canada.

Read more (Discovery Channel Canada)

April 15, 2013

How To Get Highly Accurate Measures Directly On The Shop Floor

Far from the comfort of metrology labs where qualified inspectors operate digital CMM with their heavy, stable granite table, portable measurement is still facing several major challenges. In production environments, the permanent vibrations generated by production equipment like machining centers, presses, carriage equipment or cranes), the requirement for rigid equipment setups, the changes in temperature and humidity levels, and the operators’ varying experience and skills levels are all daily obstacles faced by users of portable measurement solutions.

Read more (Quality Magazine, How To Supplement, p. 6HT)

April 5, 2013

Hands on quality at VW and BMW

With the ever increasing need to develop manufacturing processes and reduce costs, the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to improve vehicle quality. In particular, manufacturers strive for more flexible measuring solutions, enabling vehicles to be measured in ways that have never been possible before so engineers can understand more about the design and assembly of vehicles.

Read more (Quality Manufacturing Today, April 2013 )

April 2, 2013

Anything is Possible

By its own admission, the Creaform team believes that nothing is impossible. The Canadian company with a worldwide presence has redefined the way metrology is performed,introducing cutting-edge portable 3D measurement and analysis tools that help its clients do their jobs faster, easier, and with a higher level of accuracy. How is that possible? Through passion-fueled creativity, according to Creaform.

Read more (Manufacturing Today, Spring of 2013. Pages 80-81.)

March 19, 2013

A perfect fit for Airbus

On November 4, 2010, one of Qantas Airbus A380s, heading for Sydney, Australia, suffered engine failure over Batam Island shortly after take-off from Changi Airport in Singapore. In spite of the exploded and still burning engine, captain Richard Champion de Crespigny was able to land the plane safely back in Singapore, with 440 passengers and 29 crew members still shaken and scared, but all safe and sound.

Read more (Quality Manufacturing Today, March 2013)

February 18, 2013

Digitise objects with a wave of your hand, using the Go!SCAN 3D scanner

Scanning in 3D has just been domesticated. The Go!SCAN 3D is a 3D scanner that weighs 1.1kg and works like a digital camera. Made by Canadian company Creaform, it can quickly scan objects from 30cm to three metres in size, in chunks of 38cm x 38cm, and to an accuracy of 0.1mm, using two cameras and a projector.

Read more (Wired Magazine, by James Vincent, February of 2013)