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Say Goodbye to the Challenges of Measuring Large Parts!

Are you struggling to measure and analyse large parts in the transportation, energy, aerospace, mining, or heavy industries? Parts that have shiny or black surfaces, and can’t easily be moved from their production environment?

The CREAFORM HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Engineer scanning a gigantic part with the Creaform HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series

Manufacturing large parts often involves unique challenges that don’t exist with smaller components. Oscillations, vibrations, and thermal variations can be common in the production environment; plus, the parts can be heavy and bulky, making them difficult to move.

With larger surface areas, quality checks are needed to spot and amend any distortions or deviations quickly, to keep up standards and achieve tight tolerances. This is especially true when developing, producing, and installing replacement parts – or creating aftermarket components that need to be the perfect fit.

Engineer scanning a massive and complex part with the Creaform HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series in a production environment

Until recently, there was no affordable way to accurately measure large parts on the shop floor. Methods that had the required precision could only assess specific points, not full surfaces.

Those that could scan 3D surfaces accurately were too expensive, while affordable long-range surface measurements didn’t offer enough accuracy. On top of that, reflective surfaces posed a hazard to optical technology.

The CREAFORM HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series has changed this. It contains all the features that made the HandySCAN 3D line-up popular in the industry – portability, speed, accuracy, and simplicity; plus, it has an extra-large measuring volume.

It uses blue laser technology, integrated photogrammetry, and live meshing, and is able to work in harsh environments to deliver high accuracy with volumetric optimisation.

Plus, its ISO 17025 accreditation and compliance with the VDI/VDE 2634 Part 3 standard allows for metrology-grade quality control results with tight tolerancing.

New Creaform HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series used on the shop floor for measuring large parts

The HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series can measure trucks, impeller turbines, castings, airplanes, and more quickly and easily, with 38 blue laser lines that can scan huge surfaces in a few minutes – up to 15 m (50 ft) in total.

So, if you’re working in the transportation, energy, aerospace, mining, or heavy industries, and need to measure and analyse large parts with accurate results, consider the CREAFORM HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series.

The MAX series from Creaform offers three new features, designed to simplify the scanning process, improve performance on difficult surfaces, and provide the flexibility to capture fine detail at a short distance and high speed from a longer distance.

Introducing Flex Volume, Real-Time Calibration, and Smart Surface Algorithm, Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D|MAX series opens up new opportunities for scanning previously challenging, or even impossible, large parts.

Flex Volume

The Flex Volume feature allows you to choose from multiple scanning modes based on whether you value fast speed, maximum resolution, or speed without compromising resolution. With the 3D scanner in hand, you have the flexibility to scan large parts at very high speed from a longer distance (Far Mode) or measure smaller areas with remarkable quality at a short distance (Near Mode). A nominal mode is also available to enable you to benefit in terms of both speed and resolution.

See the Flex Volume in action

Real-Time Calibration

With the Real-Time Calibration feature and the guidance of two scale bars, the 3D scanner adjusts its internal components during the scan, integrating the calibration step directly into the scanning workflow. There is no need for any extra calibration steps; everything is done automatically and seamlessly. The use of these scale bars guarantees the best accuracy for large parts and assemblies.

See how the Real-Time Calibration works.

Smart Surface Algorithm

The Smart Surface Algorithm feature optimises surface measurement with its sophisticated image processing combined with artificial intelligence. This means that the MAX series offers better performance and better readings of difficult contrasting finishes, which means that you can enjoy a simpler and more straightforward scanning process.

Watch as Creaform scans shiny finishes with the Smart Surface Algorithm.

The MAX series is a plug-and-play, quick-to-install, and easy-to-learn measuring system. It captures fine details and scans large volumes with equal accuracy, providing high-resolution 3D scans of large parts in minutes.

Ultimately, the improvement in product development, reverse engineering, and quality control processes will be visible in the smiles of those carrying out the scan.

If you manufacture large parts, you should have a look at the new CREAFORM HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series.

If you have found this article of interest, then we would suggest that you look through our other material here. If you would like to find out more about any of our Creaform 3D scanners, you can either contact us or book a demo.

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