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Educational solution suite for researchers

Educational solution suite for researchers

Educational solution suite for researchers

Drive innovation. And drive your research projects further with Creaform ACADEMIA

Discover Creaform ACADEMIA, a brand-new solution suite for researchers looking to push the innovation envelope forward using metrology. Addressing the inherent realities of the research world, it enables you to conduct quality research—all while taking advantage of the latest innovations widely used in Industry 4.0.

The solution suite includes our metrology-grade 3D scanners or portable CMM (PCMM), free application software, and complimentary add-ons to get you started with industrial 3D measurement technologies. With Creaform ACADEMIA, you’ll also receive a 5-year worry-free Customer Care Plan.

Creaform ACADEMIA enables you to conduct quality research—all while taking advantage of the latest innovations on the market and not breaking the bank.

 

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EDUCATIONAL PROMOTION

  • New pricing
  • Exclusive bundle offer

 

The power of metrology tools is within your reach

Teaching package

Take advantage of creaform’s award-winning 3D measurement solutions

Don’t let equipment or budget constraints slow down your ahead-of-the-curve research projects. Creaform ACADEMIA offers researchers a wide array of its innovative and award-winning 3D scanners. No matter what research of the future you are conducting, you will benefit from the unprecedented speed, portability and accuracy that Creaform technology is renowned for.

Included in the solution suite

  • Choose from Creaform’s lineup of metrology-grade 3D measurement technologies, including Go!SCAN 3D™, HandySCAN 3D™ and MetraSCAN 3D™ scanners as well as the HandyPROBE™ portable CMM
  • Creaform ACADEMIA software covering reverse engineering and inspection
  • 5-year worry-free Creaform ACADEMIA Customer Care Plan

Features to help you towards your next research breakthrough

  • Turnkey solution designed to carry out complex projects
  • Complete portfolio of metrology-grade 3D scanners and a portable CMM at a special pricing for researchers
  • Portable, fast, and easy-to-use 3D measurement solutions

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  Go!SCAN 20™ Go!SCAN 50™ HandySCAN 700™ MetraSCAN 750™|Elite
Part size range
(recommended)
0.05 – 0.5 m (2 – 20 in) 0.3 – 3.0 m (1 – 10 ft) 0.1 – 4 m (0.3 – 13 ft) 0.2–6 m (0.7 – 20 ft)
Accuracy (2) Up to 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) Up to 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) Up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in) Up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in)
Resolution 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) 0.500 mm (0.0197 in) 0.050 mm (0.0020 in) 0.050 mm (0.0020 in)
Measurement rate 550,000 measurements/s 550,000 measurements/s 480,000 measurements/s 480,000 measurements/s
Volumetric accuracy (3)
(based on working volume)
9.1 m3 (320 ft3)​ N/A N/A N/A 0.064 mm (0.0025 in)
Volumetric accuracy (3)
(based on working volume)
16.6 m3 (586 ft3) N/A N/A N/A 0.078 mm (0.0031 in)
Volumetric accuracy (based on part size) 0.300 mm/m (0.0036 in/ft)(4) 0.300 mm/m (0.0036 in/ft)(4) 0.020 mm + 0.060 mm/m (0.0008 in + 0.0007 in/ft) N/A
Scanning area 143 x 108 mm (5.6 x 4.3 in) 380 x 380 mm (15 x 15 in) 275 x 250 mm (10.8 x 9.8 in) 275 x 250 mm (10.8 x 9.8 in)
Stand-off distance 380 mm (15 in) 400 mm (15.75 in) 300 mm (11.8 in) 300 mm (11.8 in)
Depth of field 100 mm (4 in) 250 mm (10 in) 250 mm (9.8 in) 200 mm (7.9 in)
Light source White light (LED) White light (LED) 7 laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
7 laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
Laser class N/A N/A 2M (eye safe) 2M (eye safe)
Texture resolution 50 to 250 DPI 50 to 150 DPI N/A N/A
Positioning methods Geometry and/or color and/or targets Geometry and/or color and/or targets Targets Targets (optional)
Weight 0.93 kg (2 lb) 0.95 kg (2.1 lb) 0.85 kg (1.9 lb) Scanner: 1.38 kg (3 lb)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
Dimensions
(LxWxH)
154 x 178 x 235 mm
(6 x 7 x 9.2 in.)
150 x 171 x 251 mm
(5.9 x 6.7 x 9.9 in)
77 x 122 x 294 mm
(3 x 4.8 x 11.6 in)
289 x 235 x 296 mm
(11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)
Operating temperature range 5–40°C (41–104°F)
Operating humidity range
(non-condensing)
10–90%
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), IP50, WEEE
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Free academia software package

Free academia software package

Accelerate your innovation with creaform’s cutting-edge reverse engineering and inspection software

Creaform ACADEMIA includes Creaform’s powerful and fully integrated 3D application software suite, which will enable you to advance your ultra-specific research using the latest innovations in metrology and 3D measurement technology. With our educational solution suite, you get 50 seats—completely free of charge!

Included in the solution suite

Acquisition modules

VXscan / VXprobe / VXshot

  VXscan
VXprobe
VXshot1
VXmodel2 VXinspect2
Multiple Measurement Mode      
Mesh Editing      
Alignment      
Geometric Entities      
NURBS Surface      
Transfer to CAD software      
CAD import      
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)      
Reporting      

(1) Acquisition modules are included with all Creaform technologies.

(2) ACADEMIA versions of VXmodel and VXinspect do not support mesh import. Only available with Creaform technologies.

3D technology in education & research

Remain on the cusp of innovation

At Creaform, we believe that in order for academics to carry out impactful and innovative research projects, they must be at the forefront of technology. Creaform ACADEMIA enables researchers to harness the power of 3D measurement technologies to maximize the potential of their research. The future is yours—now. Contact Creaform’s dedicated team for researchers and academics and learn more about Creaform ACADEMIA.

 

Study fields and learning programs

Creaform’s 3D measurement technologies are included in a growing number of higher education learning programs and research projects. Here are just some of the fields in which Creaform has helped research teams make important discoveries.

Science and engineering

Creaform ACADEMIA has been developed to address the realities and challenges of today’s demanding engineering sectors, including aerospace, the automotive and the manufacturing industries. Creaform’s 3D measurement technologies can be used for:

  • Wear and distortion control
  • Control and adjustment of tooling
  • Product development
  • Production conformity inspection
  • First article inspection
  • Reverse engineering
  • Assembly assistance
Applied sciences

Creaform ACADEMIA is perfect for hands-on and practical applied science projects:

  • Maintenance
  • Damage assessment
  • Production conformity inspection
Industrial design and styling

Creaform’s 3D metrology solutions can be used at various stages of the development process to help support product creation and manufacturing. That’s why Creaform ACADEMIA is the perfect solution suite for top industrial design schools that want to give access to cutting-edge technology to their students.

  • Product development
  • Reverse engineering
  • Production conformity inspection
  • Rapid prototyping
Natural sciences and archeology

3D measurement technologies, such as those developed by Creaform, are widely used in the following fields, as their portability makes them perfect for outdoor work:

  • Heritage preservation
  • 3D scanning of artefact collections
  • Restoration and reconstruction of damaged pieces
  • Virtual reproductions
  • Scaling up/down of architectural models
Research projects

Our devices can be used for any demanding research project that requires accurate 3D measurements regardless of the field—from 3D data archiving to measurement comparisons to distortion studies.

Service centers

Educational institutions can get excellent ROI by using the Creaform devices to carry out 3D measurement projects for companies from the private or public sector.