June 27, 2012
Lévis, Québec, June 27, 2012 – Creaform, leader in portable 3D optical measurement technologies and 3D engineering services, and Faurecia Autositze GmbH announced today that they are working together on a software solution for the measurements and positioning of dummies. In the future, this software solution should be used together with Creaform 3D metrology systems in factories of Faurecia in Germany, France and other countries, but also find application in other industries worldwide.
Creaform’s VXtrack dynamic tracking technology allows the creation of individual and customized solutions. The software for dummy positioning, which is currently developed with Faurecia Autositze, will allow simultaneous and real-time measurement of all 3D measurement points necessary for the alignment of dummies before the crash test. This gives in combination with the portable optical 3D measurement systems from Creaform a user-friendly, flexible and mobile solution which additionally saves working hours and increases the accuracy of the measurement in comparison with other systems.
Faurecia Autositze GmbH currently uses the HandyPROBE portable 3D CMM and a MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner to analyze vehicle parts on the crash track. Worldwide Faurecia has various Creaform systems in use.
Faurecia is the world's no. 6 automotive equipment supplier with four key Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior Systems and Automotive Exteriors.
The group generated in 2010 a revenue of 13.8 billion euros. The Group has 75,000 employees in 33 countries with 238 locations and 38 R & D centers. Faurecia is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris. More information can be found at: www.faurecia.com
Creaform develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions that cover the entire range of 3D applications, including 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development and simulation. Its products and services are intended for industries such as the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, health care, manufacturing, oil & gas, power generation and research & education.
Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D portable, self-positioning 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE optical portable CMM and the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners. The company also offers an intuitive photogrammetry device: the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system.
The company employs more than 300 people worldwide, and has offices in Lévis, Montréal, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan. The company’s head office and Quebec-based offices are 9001 : 2008 ISO certified.