April 15, 2013
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
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
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
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
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)
January 23, 2013
PG&E is testing a new piece of equipment that looks at pipe corrosion. It could be a giant leap forward for keeping an eye on gas lines and catching problems before they turn into disasters. It's the same laser technology used in reverse engineering, gaming, and in medicine to map the human body. It can be used on virtually any object. PG&E is using it on its pipes.
Read more (ABC Web Portal, January 22, 2013, by Heather Ishimaru)
January 15, 2013
Article about the new Go!SCAN 3D white light scanner. In English and thai.
Read more (Mega Tech Magazine, January-February 2013. Pages 54-55)
January 8, 2013
Creating a custom breast prosthesis that feels and looks more natural can be accomplished.
Read more (Medical Design Briefs Magazine, December 2012, p. 34)
October 30, 2012
3D scanning might not be brand new, but Levis, QC-based Creaform has made it its business to constantly engage in technology innovations in the field.
Read more (IT in Canada Website, October 30th, 2012)
July 31, 2012
Engineering an aircrafts’ interior – from a scan to a 3D model. More and more companies are calling upon 3D engineering services providers to carry out specific and demanding projects.
Read more (Quality Manufacturing Today, online edition)