Technical Specifications

The HandySCAN 3D technical specifications make it the industrial standard in portable 3D measurement technology.

Featuring accuracy, portability, simplicity, versatility, and a trusted patented technology, the SILVER Series captures highly accurate and repeatable 3D measurements of any complex surface in any location.

Thanks to this 3D scanner’s specifications, it is an ideal tool for technology innovators and engineering professionals looking for a powerful and accessible way to improve product development, shorten time-to-market, and reduce development costs.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Proven and trusted technology that provides accuracy, portability, simplicity, and versatility to your innovative applications.

Accuracy(1) Up to 0.040 mm 
(0.0016 in)
Up to 0.030 mm 
(0.0012 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2)
(based on part size)
0.020 mm + 0.100 mm/m 
 (0.0008 in + 0.0012 in/ft)
0.020 mm + 0.060 mm/m 
 (0.0008 in + 0.0007 in/ft)
Volumetric accuracy with
MaxSHOT Next |Elite(3)
0.020 mm + 0.015 mm/m 
(0.0008  + 0.00018 /ft)
Measurement capabilities (at a working distance of 0.3 m (1 ft))
1.00 mm
(0.0393 in)

1.50 mm
(0.0591 in)

0.030 mm
(0.0012 in)

0.75 mm
(0.0295 in)
Measurement resolution 0.030 mm
(0.0012 in)
Mesh resolution 0.200 mm
(0.0079 in)
Measurement rate 800,000 measurements/s
Light source(4)  14 blue laser lines   14 blue laser lines 
 (+ 1 extra line) 
Working distance 200 to 450 mm
(7.9 x 17.7 in)
Depth of field 250 mm
(9.8 in)
Part size range
0.05-4 m
(0.15-13.1 ft)
Software VXelements
Output formats .dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr, .3mf
Compatible software(5) 3D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions), InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks), Metrologic Group (Metrolog X4), New River Kinematics (Spatial Analyzer), Verisurf, Dassault Systèmes (CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS), PTC (Creo), Siemens (NX, Solid Edge), Autodesk (Inventor, PowerINSPECT)
Weight 0.94 kg
(2.1 lb)
79x 142 x 288 mm
(3.1 x 5.6 x 11.3 in)
Connection standard 1 X USB 3.0
Operating temperature range 5-40 °C
(41-104 °F)
Operating humidity range
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
Patents CA 2,600,926, CN 200680014069.3, US 7,912,673, CA 2,656,163, EP (FR, UK, DE) 1,877,726, AU 2006222458, US 8,032,327, JP 4,871,352, US 8,140,295, EP (FR, UK, DE) 2,278,271, EP (FR, UK, DE) 2,230,482, IN 266,573, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044, EP (FR, UK, DE) 3,102,908, US 15/114,563, CN 201580007340X

(1) Typical value for diameter measurement on a calibrated sphere artefact.

(2) Value for spheres spacing measurement on a calibrated length artefact. Results are obtained using integrated photogrammetry with volumetric accuracy optimization.

(3) The volumetric accuracy of the system when using a MaxSHOT 3D cannot be superior to the default accuracy for a given model.

(4) Laser class: 2M (eye safe).

(5) Also compatible with all major metrology, CAD, and computer graphic software through mesh and point cloud import.

International Support, Repair, and Calibration 3D Metrology Centers

Creaform’s metrology centers are located around the world and offer the following services* in different languages:

  • Software and hardware technical support helpline
  • 3D scanner basic and advanced repair
  • Equipment maintenance, tuning and calibration
  • Loaner services
  • 3D scanner component replacement
  • Resale of parts
  • Warranty renewal

* Services may vary depending on each metrology center.

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Uncompromising Manufacturing 3D Scanner Process

Uncompromising Manufacturing 3D Scanner Process

Creaform designs, manufactures and calibrates HandySCAN 3D scanners with the highest quality management system according to internationally recognized standards ISO 9001.

We take pride in owning each step of the process, from beginning to finish. Each scanner is delivered with a personalized certification and fully documented test results..

World Class High Quality & 3D Precision Standard

At Creaform, product and service quality is our top priority. Being pioneers in portable 3D measurement, we are committed to developing innovative solutions that exceed our customer’s requirements. We are invested in continuously improving processes, setting new industry standards and ensuring the full satisfaction of our clientele.


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