Creaform’s TRUaccuracy Technology in the Automotive Industry

January 16, 2013

Leinfelden-Echterdingen, January 16, 2013 - We are happy to report the installation of probing and non-contact 3D measurement systems at the BMW plant in Munich, Germany. The TRUaccuracy technology which is integrated in all Creaform systems is a key factor that contributed to convince BMW.

Since October of 2012, the BMW plant in Munich has been using the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM 3D scanner, the HandyPROBE arm-free CMM and the EXAscan portable self-positioning 3D scanner from the Handyscan 3D product line. Our solution has been chosen for the coherent package of flexibility, measurement speed and accuracy, ease of use and the possibility to integrate it seamlessly to existing structures. The systems are used for the evaluation of supplier parts and control of car body contour and entire vehicles.

Thanks to the TRUaccuracy technology, integrated in all Creaform systems and which features capabilities such as dynamic referencing, automatic drift detection and alignment, measurements can be taken directly on the vehicle, without having to jack it up and secure it. Vibrations caused by instabilities of the measurement setup do not affect the accuracy. Thus, the use of flexible measurement systems with the TRUaccuracy technology leads to time and money savings in the measurement equipment and environment and ultimately to higher productivity.

Like the BMW plant in Munich, BMW Rosslyn in Pretoria, South Africa has been using the HandyPROBE portable coordinate measurement system since 2011.