September 5, 2017
Strategic partnership expands access and distribution of Creaform Health Care Partner (HCP) 3D Scanner to health care providers and service companies in Germany
Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, is pleased to announce that it has signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, a global market leader in orthotics and prosthetics based in Germany. The Creaform HCP 3D scanner will become an integral part of Ottobock’s “3D-Design” system in its patient-care centers as a digital image capture system that will bring faster and more accurate results.
The HCP scanner’s proven performance and industry-wide acceptance, coupled with its technical superiority and ease of use, convinced Ottobock to choose Creaform over the competition.
“Ottobock took the time to thoroughly test and benchmark our HCP scanner against the other scanners in the market, and chose the HCP as the best technology to go forward with their solution,” explains Peter Warburton, Business Development Manager at Creaform.
Fabian Thön, Ottobock’s Product Manager for CAD CAM Products welcomed the agreement by saying, “Creaform’s technology fits perfectly in Ottobock’s patient care center model. The combination of Creaform’s innovative 3D scanning solutions with Ottobock’s high-quality and technologically outstanding medical technology products and services for orthotics and prosthetics are expected to contribute significantly to restoring mobility to people with disabilities.”
Replacing messy and difficult plaster casting, the HCP 3D scanner provides non-contact, non-invasive 3D scanning of limbs with minimal patient discomfort. The HCP’s extremely short scanning sessions helps to ensure short consultation times, minimal waiting time for patients, and a higher number of patients that can be treated on any given day.
More information on Creaform’s health care scanner can be found here.
As of October 2017, Creaform’s HCP scanner, branded as the Ottobock “3D-Design Scanner,” will be showcased in Ottobock’s permanent exhibition showroom, located at its headquarters in Duderstadt, Germany. See www.ottobock.de for a company overview.
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.
With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore.
Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion.