Creaform introduces the MetraSCAN BLACK+ and MetraSCAN BLACK+|Elite: Elevating Quality Control User Experience

April 4, 2024

New certifications and UX upgrades are driving product performance to increase users’ trust
 in quality control processes while ensuring accurate, attested, 3D measuring performances.

Lévis, Québec, April 9, 2024Creaform, a business of AMETEK, Inc. and worldwide provider of automated and portable 3D measurement solutions, announces the release of the MetraSCAN BLACK+™, MetraSCAN BLACK+™|Elite and HandyPROBE Next+, latest versions of its suite of optical CMM 3D scanners and probes. Leveraging new ISO 10360 certifications and setup assistance tools, this latest generation of MetraSCAN 3D lineup aims to provide professionals with sophisticated tools to optimize their operations. Enabling the simple and precise measurement of large parts, the expansion of this lineup marks a strategic move by Creaform to meet the evolving needs of quality control experts.

Engineered to optimize workflow and enhance outcomes in any given condition and for any users (experts and non-experts alike), these new solutions introduce other standout features:

  • Rigorous acceptance tests: Guaranteeing confidence in the stated specifications, the sensor acceptance test procedure is based on ISO 10360, an international standard which ensures intense testing to define specifications and qualify sensor performance, and performance tests are done at Creaform’s ISO/IEC 17025-2017 accredited laboratories, which ensures the quality of facilities and equipment, the traceability of artifacts and the quality of validation methods.
  • New Automatic Volume Extension specification: Now offering an accuracy specification of up to 0.025 mm + 0.015 mm/m (0.0009 in + 0.00018 in/ft) in the extended measuring volume, ensuring trust in the performance and accuracy of the QC process on large parts.
  • 360° magnetic targets: Visible from all angles, these reusable and durable targets are easy to set up, automatically detected for automatic management and data cleanup, and helps to deliver fast results.
  • Guidance tools: Provide visual guidance feedback on positioning targets when creating a setup, which is especially useful for non-experts requiring guidance when making their first setups.
  • Troubleshooting tools: Offer advanced setup diagnostics, making it possible to validate jig or part setup deformations from any cause (thermal, impacts, etc.) in a single click.
  • Control tools: Give full control on minimum targets visibility to allow acquisition, as well as full control of equipment behavior for specific less or highly demanding applications.

“Just like our customers, we strive to deliver high quality and reliable products, notes Mathieu Desmarais, Product Manager at Creaform, and with these new acceptance tests and advanced features, we are making sure that we deliver optimum performance needed for metrology professionals, no exceptions.” Adding that “this way, Creaform ensures the simplest measurement accuracy with the highest quality standards.”

About Creaform

Boasting two decades of experience shaping the future of dimensional metrology, Creaform assists their customers achieve their measurement ambitions through cutting-edge 3D solutions. With its extensive hardware and software portfolio, Creaform enables its users to experience innovation firsthand through 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and MRO. Thousands of professionals in various industries, like automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, heavy industries, oil and gas, power generation, consumer products, research and education, have discovered that with Creaform, Innovation Takes Form.

Headquartered in Lévis, Québec, Creaform is present in more than 85 countries, through its 26 locations all around the world and a network of over a hundred distributors. A presence that enables the company to build relations and provide unmatched customer service. Creaform is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $7.0 billion.