3D measurement system manufacturer Creaform has announced the launch of its latest handheld 3D scanner.
The HandySCAN 3D Silver Series is available in two models: the HandySCAN 307 at $19,990 and the higher-performance HandySCAN 700 at $29,900. Aimed at professional engineers and technology companies, the device is intended to provide repeatable metrology-grade 3D measurements for product development and reverse engineering applications.
“For the professionals who need to adapt quickly to their customers’ needs and provide better answers to their inquiries, a reliable 3D scanning solution is indispensable,” states Simon Côté, Product Manager at Creaform. “The possibilities presented by gathering such precise data can open doors to new projects and strengthen the partnerships with existing clients. It cannot be overstated how 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies have become vital for any small-to-medium sized company.”
Professional 3D scanning with Creaform
Based in Québec, Creaform already has an extensive portfolio of professional 3D scanning devices. Go!SCAN, the company’s most affordable line, is capable of capturing full color 3D models with a setup time of just five minutes. With a focus on accessibility and ease-of-use, the entry-level range is designed to be usable by individuals of any background in a pick up-and-play manner.
For those looking for more in the way of performance, the HandySCAN and MetraSCAN ranges might be a little more suitable. Built for manufacturing and metrology professionals working in dynamic manufacturing environments, these premium 3D scanner lines offer high-precision measurements for engineering projects.
The HandySCAN 3D Silver Series
The latest addition to the HandySCAN range is characterized by its precision and versatility. Operating on seven red laser crosses, the Silver Series provides users with a scan area measuring 275 x 250mm, an accuracy of up to 0.03mm, and a measurement resolution of up to 0.05mm. With a recommended part size ranging from 0.1 – 4m, the device is reportedly compatible with a whole host of object types, regardless of complexity, surface finish, or color.
At 0.85kg, the Silver Series is lightweight and portable. Designed for both in-house and on-site use, the scanner fits comfortably in a small suitcase and can be set up in around two minutes. It triangulates its own relative position using in-built optical reflectors, meaning it can be used as a standalone device with no tripod or external tracking equipment. Featuring a simple UI and real-time visualization functionality, Creaform’s Silver Series boasts a “shallow learning curve” regardless of the user’s experience level.
Technical specifications and pricing
Below are the technical specifications for the HandySCAN 3D Silver Series. The 3D scanner is available to order now, starting at $19,990.
|HandySCAN 307||HandySCAN 700|
|Accuracy||Up to 0.04mm||Up to 0.03mm|
|Volumetric accuracy||0.02mm + 0.1mm/m||0.02mm + 0.06mm/m|
|Light source||7 red laser crosses||7 red laser crosses + extra line|
|Scanning area||275 x 250mm||275 x 250mm|
|Depth of field||250mm||250mm|
|Part size range||0.1 – 4m||0.1 – 4m|
|Dimensions||77 x 122 x 294mm||77 x 122 x 294mm|
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Featured image shows the new Silver Series 3D scanning a helmet. Photo via Creaform.