Technical specifications

The MetraSCAN 3D-R is a high-performance robot-mounted optical CMM scanner designed for automated quality control applications. It can be seamlessly integrated within any production workflow to carry out at-line inspections right on your shop floor. The MetraSCAN 3D-R not only increases your productivity but also improves your inspection accuracy on all types of parts, regardless of size, geometry, finish or reflectivity. It’s a must for your automated quality control strategy.

R-Series technical specification

Technical specifications

Innovating technology that provides accuracy, simplicity, portability as well as real speed to your metrology-grade applications.

  MetraSCAN-R BLACK+™|Elite MetraSCAN-R BLACK+™|Elite HD
Accuracy 0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
Volumetric accuracy
(based on working volume)
9.1 m3 (320 ft3)
0.064 mm (0.0025 in)
Volumetric accuracy
(based on working volume)
16.6 m3 (586 ft3)
0.078 mm (0.0031 in)
Automatic Volume Extension accuracy(1) 0.025 mm + 0.015 mm/m (0.0009 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Form error (Sphere) 0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
Form error (Flat) 0.045 mm (0.0018 in)
Acceptance test(2) Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3
and ISO 10360
Measurement capabilities
0.750 mm
(0.0295 in)
0.500 mm
(0.0197 in)

1.250 mm
(0.0394 in)
0.750 mm
(0.0295 in)

0.025 mm
(0.0009 in)
0.015 mm
(0.0006 in)

0.500 mm
(0.0197 in)
0.500 mm
(0.0197 in)
Measurement resolution 0.025 mm (0.0009 in) 0.015 mm (0.0006 in)
Mesh resolution 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) 0.050 mm (0.0018 in)
Measurement rate 1,800,000 measurements/s 3,000,000 measurements/s
Light source(3) 45 blue laser lines 69 blue laser lines
Scanning area 310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in) 170 x 190 mm (6.7 x 7.5 in)
Stand-off distance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Depth of field 250 mm (9.8 in) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Setup Assistance tools(4) Included
Weight Scanner: 2.91 kg (6.41 lbs)
Scanner + Calibration bar: 4.26 kg (9.39 lbs)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lbs)
Inertia Limit J6: 0.221 Kg-m2 (5.24 lb-ft2)
J6: 2.250 Kgf-cm-s2 (1.95 lbf-in-s2)
Scanner: 289 x 235 x 296 mm (11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)
C-Track: 1031 x 181 x 148 mm (40.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 in)
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 FR 2,838,198, EP (FR, UK, DE, IT) 1,492,995, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044

(1) The volumetric accuracy performance of the system when using the Automatic Volumetric Extension cannot be superior to the default volumetric accuracy performance for a given model.

(2) Performance tests done in Creaform's ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration laboratories.

(3) Laser class: 2M (eye safe).

(4) The Setup Assistance tools enable visual guidances and advanced diagnostics for part and jigs setups.

Dimensions (LxWxH)

Light curtain

4.9 x 4.1 x 3.1 m (16.1 x 13.5 x 10.1 ft) 

Mesh and light curtain

5.5 x 4.5 x 3.1 m (18.1 x 14.8 x 10.1 ft)
Max. part size Up to 3 x 1.5 m (9.8 x 4.9 ft)
Max. part weight Up to 1,500 kg (3,306.93 lbs)
Opening width 3.1 m (10.1 ft)


Creaform’s worldwide support, repair, and calibration metrology centres

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

  • 24/7 support for the MetraSCAN 3D-R and CUBE-R
  • Software technical support helpline
  • 3D scanner basic and advanced repair
  • Equipment maintenance, tuning and calibration
  • Loaner services
  • 3D scanner component replacement
  • Warranty renewal

* Services may vary depending on each metrology center.

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Developed using rigorous manufacturing processes

Developed using rigorous manufacturing processes

Creaform designs, manufactures, and calibrates the MetraSCAN 3D-R with the most sophisticated quality management system and according to internationally recognized standards, the ISO 9001 and ISO 17025.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R’s acceptance test is based on VDI\VDE 2634 and conducted in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory to guarantee traceability aligned with international standards.

Each MetraSCAN 3D-R is delivered with a personalized certification and fully documented test results.

Product and support based on international metrology standards

At Creaform, product and service quality is our top priority. Being pioneers in portable 3D measurement technologies, we are committed to exceeding our customer requirements by developing innovative solutions.

We are invested in continuously improving processes, setting new standards for the industry and ensuring full satisfaction of our clientele.


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