Creaform acquires French firm ActiCM

February 4, 2008

LÉVIS, Canada, February 5, 2008Creaform is proud to announce the acquisition of ActiCM, a Grenoble, France–based specialist in the manufacture and marketing of three-dimensional measurement systems, including non-contact robotic 3D measurement, contact optical measurement, and motion capture. The acquisition of ActiCM technology will allow Creaform and its European subsidiary Euroform France to consolidate its market-leading position in the field of three-dimensional control.
The photogrammetry-based technology developed by ActiCM allows the three-dimensional control of manufactured parts using simple images of the object to be controlled. This technology is invaluable, particularly in the automotive and aeronautics fields, both in the control of manufactured parts and the means of production.
With this acquisition, Creaform is now the only company on the market to offer such a wide range of 100% optical technology. The company’s already long product list has been enriched by such new offerings as the Actiris portable optical measurement system and the Advent robotic non-contact optical measurement system. Creaform now has all the key makings of a 100% optical lineup to meet the 3D measurement market’s every need.
Creaform has strengthened its position as the world’s number one provider of 3D optical measurement solutions, with a full line of products and services from digitalization to three-dimensional measurement.

“It was a strategic decision for Creaform,” said Creaform president Charles Mony. “It means we can enter two exciting new areas, since we’ll be integrating ActiCM’s complementary Actiris and Advent coordinate measurement systems into our lineup. And with the valuable expertise of ActiCM’s staff, we can offer a wider range of services as well.”

About Creaform
Creaform is a world-class technological company offering 3D digital solutions with offices in Canada, the United States, France, China and Japan. Creaform combines every 3D process and technology with innovative solutions that can cover the entire range of 3D needs: 3D scanning, reverse engineering, inspection, styling, design, analysis, digital manufacturing and medical applications. Our wide range of products and services as well as our advanced training program are intended for companies from the automotive, aerospace, biomechanics, consumer products, education, heritage preservation & architecture,  and multimedia industries, among others.

Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D™ line of products, which includes the REVscan™ and the EXAscanTM. These revolutionizing self-positioning handheld 3D laser scanners provide real-time 3D rendering visualization and generate files that can be exported to most CAD platforms. Due to its true portability, versatility and precision, the Handyscan 3D™ line of products makes 3D scanning more simple than ever.

Isabelle Roy,
Marketing Writer, 1.418.833-4446, ext. 217