Creaform launches the EXAscan

25 de setembro de 2007

Lévis, Canada, September 26th 2007Creaform is proud to announce the official launch of the EXAscan™, its newest self-positioning handheld laser scanner, during the TCT Tradeshow held in UK.

The EXAscan™ laser scanner is equipped with a third high definition camera, located in the upper central section, which greatly increases the scanning resolution as well as the data acquisition accuracy. The EXAscan™ also boosts a new automatic multi-resolution function enabling it to automatically set the optimum resolution level of the data acquired, according to the type of surface it is scanning.

Based on the same powerful technology that made the Handyscan 3D™ so successful, this self-positioning and truly portable laser scanner offers great cost effectiveness, since it doesn’t require any additional CMM arm or other external tracking devices. It is also very easy and quick to use.

The EXAscan™ brings a resolution approximately 5 times greater as well as an accuracy about 2 times higher than that of Handyscan 3D line-up’s first scanner, which proves greatly useful for scanning highly detailed surfaces and small objects in many fields such as aerospace, automotive, biomechanics, consumers products education, heritage preservation & architecture and multimedia. Its applications run from reverse engineering to design and manufacturing, inspection, digital mock-ups and simulation.

Moreover, the fact that the EXAscan™ is lightweight and can be easily carried in a suitcase the size of a carry-on suitcase makes it extremely practical and versatile. This laser scanner gives the operator great freedom of movements, making it possible to scan objects of virtually any size, shape or color.

The EXAscan™ is also powered by VxScan™, Creaform’s proprietary data acquisition software that supports the Handyscan 3D™ laser scanners line-up. VxScan™ provides real time 3D rendering visualization, is easy to learn and to use and also offers great flexibility and powerful options such as surface optimization algorithms, meshing optimization and sensor auto-calibration.

The REVscan™ (formerly known as the Handyscan 3D) and the brand new EXAscan™ are part of the new Handyscan 3D™ line-up of innovative handheld laser scanners developed and manufactured by Creaform.

About Creaform

Creaform is a technological company offering reverse engineering and 3D digital solutions with offices in Canada, the United States, France, China and Japan. Creaform provides complete 3D acquisition, processing and analysis products and services for product development, manufacturing and inspection applications in a wide variety of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, recreational and consumer products, multimedia and medical. Our range of technological products and services as well as our advanced training offer include laser scan technologies, measuring arms and conventional CMM, 3D post-treatment software, CAD/CAM/CAE, reverse engineering, styling and surfacing, 3D inspection and analysis, as well as turn key system design.

Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D™ line of products, which includes the REVscan™ and the EXAscan™. These revolutionizing self-positioning handheld 3D laser scanners provide real-time 3D rendering visualization and generate files that can be exported to most CAD platforms. Due to its true portability, versatility and precision, the Handyscan 3D™ line of products makes 3D scanning more simple than ever.