At Control Creaform announced a major design and performance upgrade for its new MetraSCAN 3D laser scanner. The new version is 12-times faster and can tackle black, multicoloured and shiny surfaces with metrology accuracy for applications directly on the shop floor.
Creaform says that the MetraSCAN 3D is very intuitive and easy to use, ensuring short learning curves and operation by any level of user. The enhanced product is 1.5-times more accurate, with a volumetric accuracy of 0.064 mm (0.0025 in.) regardless of environment instabilities. Creaform says it is also one of the fastest scanners on the market at 480,000 measurements/second – making it 12-times faster than the previous generation.
The new light, sturdy design is aimed to give shop-floor hardware reliability to give time and cost benefits to operators.
Available in 350 and 750 models, and Standard and Elite versions, users can choose the speed and accuracy to match their requirements.
Thanks to Creaform’s TRUaccuracy technology, the MetraSCAN 3D’s optical-based data acquisition process provides measurement accuracy for small to large parts and assemblies that are insensitive to the instabilities of the environment.
Efficient on black, multi-coloured and shiny surfaces, the system helps manufacturers to quickly address potential quality control issues at any stage of the production cycle, regardless of part complexity and material.
For more in-depth quality control procedures, users can add single-point measurements with the new HandyPROBE Next portable CMM, which, along with the MetraSCAN 3D, is compatible with VXinspect, Creaform’s dimensional inspection software.