April 24, 2014
Both awards attest to HandyPROBE’s performance versus traditional portable CMMs
Lévis, QC, Canada, April 24, 2014 – Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services, today announced that its optical portable CMM, HandyPROBE, has won two awards for being the best quality control product in its class: the MWP Advanced Manufacturing Award 2014 at MACH and the Prix du Copeau 2014 from the French magazine Machines Production.
The HandyPROBE portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) has been developed to increase the reliability and speed of measurement processes. Thanks to the integrated TRUaccuracyTM technology, which includes such features as dynamic referencing, automatic drift detection and alignment, highly accurate measurements can be taken in any work environment, regardless of vibrations, instabilities and thermal variations. What’s more, the HandyPROBE can enable users to achieve substantial gains in productivity and cost savings; measurement errors can be reduced by up to 75% and a control time by a factor of 10.
The The MWP Advanced Manufacturing Awards are a bi-annual event that is held in conjunction with the MACH exhibition in Birmingham (UK). The awards celebrate the most innovative solutions available at MACH across a variety of sectors. Creaform’s UK distributor, Measurement Solutions Limited (MSL), applied for the award with the HandyPROBE, highlighting the solution’s TRUaccuracyTM technology with dynamic referencing. The HandyPROBE won in the Quality Control Equipment category—against both Hexagon and Renishaw.
One week before, the HandyPROBE already won two prizes at the Prix du Copeau 2014, awarded by the French magazine, Machines Production, during the Industrie Paris tradeshow. The Prix du Copeau honours suppliers’ innovation in helping improve the competitiveness and quality control performance machining companies. Again, the HandyPROBE was recognized for its superior performance in quality control, winning second place in the general ranking and first place in the Quality Control Systems category. Selected by a jury composed exclusively of industrial machining, the winners were chosen from 25 exhibiting companies.
For more information on Creaform’s HandyPROBE portable CMM, visit the Creaform web site.
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D 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, China, Japan, and India.
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 $3.6 billion.