Portable metrology


Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, has launched a thoroughly re-engineered and refined update to the HandySCAN 3D™: the HandySCAN BLACK™. This is the third-generation version of Creaform’s patented metrology-grade scanner. Its launch marks more than 15 years of technological innovation to meet the evolving needs of the manufacturing and engineering industries. The HandySCAN BLACK is made for professionals who need the most effective and reliable tool on the market to capture accurate dimensional measurements of physical objects.

The HandySCAN BLACK combines high-performance 3D scanning with improved optics, multiple blue laser technology and a sleek, ergonomic design. Its distinctive simplicity and portability advantages are a staple of Creaform’s product line. As the company’s flagship portable metrology-grade 3D scanner, the HandySCAN BLACK sets the standard for measurement, regardless of size, material or complexity, within seconds, anywhere.

4× resolution captures fine details and large volumes thanks to the unique and versatile combination of improved high-performance optics and multiple blue laser technology. Up to 1,300,000 measurements per second are taken in a larger scanning area featuring 11 blue laser crosses, ultimately cutting down the time between acquisition and workable files. A volumetric accuracy of 0.02 mm + 0.04 mm/m is achieved based on VDI/VDE 2634 Part 3 as well as ISO 17025, ensuring reliability and full traceability to international standards. Customers can choose from two models based on their needs, which may relate to part complexity, measurement speed, accuracy, etc.

“Over the past decade, Creaform technologies have become the standard in highly accurate metrology tools, trusted to take reliable measurements that help make informed decisions at all stages of product life-cycle management (PLM),” said Simon Côté, Product Manager at Creaform. “The HandySCAN BLACK packs the benefits of its predecessors and further takes on quality assurance inspections in the shop, at the machine, in process – where the customers need it.”