April 4, 2018
Welcome to MLab Creaform: Making digital culture available to all
Creaform, the world leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, is proud to be the title partner of MLab Creaform, the new digital laboratory at Musée de la civilisation du Québec announced at a press conference this morning in the presence of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, Sébastien Proulx. As title partner for the next five years, Creaform and its 3D scanners will help make digital culture available to all audiences.
"As title partner of the new Museum exhibition, we’re interested in more than just the visibility this association provides," said Marco St-Pierre, Division Vice-President, Technology and Innovation at Creaform. “We see this digital creation laboratory as a great way to put technology into people’s hands, something that has yet to really occur in our field. It’s also an important training tool that anyone can use.”
Innovation and popularization of digital technology
MLab Creaform is an experimental laboratory devoted to innovation and creation. It brings technology and culture together in a way that has all the markings of Musée de la civilisation’s audacious take on society while also fitting with Creaform's founding vision: to revolutionize the world of 3D digitization by making technology easier to use, more accessible, and more affordable. The program is aimed at spurring innovation and creativity—and visitors can try it out free until Labor Day.
Awakening interest in technology
The digital laboratory also has a training and education function. Creaform offers special programs to educational institutions to facilitate access to its technologies for research and teaching. “We are very proud to see the Creaform name associated with a local institution of international stature such as Musée de la civilisation," added St-Pierre. “The values of innovation, collaboration, and sharing that the Museum embodies are core values for us too, which has made this partnership so ideal by our standards.”
- MLab Creaform was conceived and produced by the Musée de la civilisation du Québec.
- Musée de la civilisation has acquired a Creaform scanner.
- MLab Creaform features an array of equipment, including a Creaform 3D scanner, 3D printers, robot assemblies, virtual and augmented reality glasses, electronics, and more.
- Creaform also works with educational institutions to facilitate access to digital technology for research and teaching, including a $700,000 investment in the 3D digitization research chair at Université Laval.
- Creaform has also been involved in a number of creative events at museums, such as Museomix
- Creaform employs over 550 people worldwide, including 411 in Quebec.
- MLab Creaform can also count on the support of other partners: the Quebec Digital Culture Plan, Secrétariat à la Capitale Nationale, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation, Cégep Garneau, Libéo, and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
- Musée de la civilisation du Québec celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
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, health care, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.
Along with its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Quebec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, China, Japan, Thailand, 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 $4.3 billion.