October 27, 2023
Creaform, a business unit of AMETEK, Inc. and company in automated and portable 3D measurement solutions, shares the latest addition to its flagship HandySCAN 3D line-up, the MAX Series. The handheld MAX Series line of industrial 3D scanners, designed and manufactured in Canada, offers a 3D scanning area of approximately 1 x 1 m and was developed to acquire accurate 3D measurements of any large and complex surfaces.
Featuring multiple scanning mode that allows users to choose between the fastest scanning time or maximum resolution, the new portable 3D scanners offer versatility that will enable professionals to optimally measure any large parts and assemblies (up to 15 m). Combining the effect of speed, extra-large measuring volume, accuracy, portability and simplicity, the new scanners will allow for an easy, efficient measurement process of parts typically present in the aerospace, transportation, energy, mining and heavy industries.
The MAX series provides metrology-grade results, making it ideal for quality control, precision link between parts with tight tolerancing and reverse engineering of large parts. The new scanners still feature Creaform’s referencing algorithms, allowing for accurate 3D scans of any object, whether in the lab, on the shop floor or in the field.
The system is plug-and-play and quick to set up. The 3D scans can be integrated into any CAD software, speeding up and simplifying product development, 3D inspection and reverse engineering processes of large parts and assemblies, according to Creaform.
The MAX Series has various features: portability, blue laser technology, integrated photogrammetry, live meshing. Additional features include:
- Flex Volume: This enables user to scan at a short standoff distance and measure large parts at high speed from a longer standoff distance.
- Smart Surface Algorithm: Its image processing and artificial intelligence optimize surface measurements for tracking, performance, readings of difficult, contrasted finishes, and a simpler scanning process, according to Creaform.
- Real-Time Calibration: The MAX Series integrates the calibration step directly into the scanning workflow, performing it automatically.
“Again, Creaform brings impressive measurement capabilities outside of the metrology labs and enables manufacturers around the world to accurately measure anything, anywhere. Measuring large and complex 3D surfaces with a handheld device was previously very challenging or, in certain cases, even impossible. The MAX Series’ unique capability closes the gap and provides innovative dimensional measurement solutions for many manufacturers we’ve met over the years,” says Simon Côté, product manager at Creaform.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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