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Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 2012/08/15 - Creaform, market leader in portable 3D measurement technologies and 3D engineering services, will be exhibiting for the first time at Fakuma and presenting its 3D measurement solutions for the plastics industry - Creaform3D.com.
Manufacturers using molds and dies production methods such as stamping, casting and plastic injection must deal with physical phenomena like shrinkage and spring back effect, which complicates the match with the CAD geometry. Complete surface measurement of the parts and its tooling through 3D scanning can actually help in assessing to which extent the phenomena are impacting the part. Results obtained through the 3D scan provides good insight during the tooling iterative design process, while accurately monitoring the die and mold geometry and the corresponding produced parts will help in reducing the number of design iterations and producing parts that will perfectly match the CAD reference.
Creaform’s portable 3D measuring technologies capture the dimensions and shapes of plastic molds and prototypes with high accurate and give all necessary information required for the manufacturing or modification of the plastic part. The Handyscan 3D portable 3D scanner, the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner and the HandyPROBE portable CMM all produce accurate, repeatable and high-resolution 3D data. They also provide complete and accurate .stl models, regardless of the measurement environment. Even shiny plastic parts can be easily digitized with the MetraSCAN 3D.
Creaform develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions that cover the entire range of 3D applications, including 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development and simulation. Its products and services are intended for industries such as the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, health care, manufacturing, oil & gas, power generation and research & education.
Creaform (creaform3d.com has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D portable, self-positioning 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE optical portable CMM and the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners. The company also offers an intuitive photogrammetry device: the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system.
The company employs more than 300 people worldwide, and has offices in Lévis, Montréal, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan. The company’s head office and Quebec-based offices are 9001:2008 ISO certified.