PRN: Creaform Introduces New C-Link for Faster and Easier Inspection of Complex Parts
Creaform Introduces New C-Link for Faster and Easier Inspection of Complex Parts
LÃVIS, QUEBEC, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Creaform, leader in portable 3D measurement technologies, is proud to introduce the latest improvement to its inspection systems: the C-Link functionality. Through C-Link, it is possible to network up to 4 C-Tracks and operate them simultaneously with a HandyPROBE portable CMM or a MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner.
Benefits of the C-Link Functionality
"We were receiving repeated requests from our MetraSCAN and HandyPROBE customers towards a solution that would enable them to carry out demanding and specific applications such as deformation analysis on plane wings and presses or measure car chassis with their Creaform technology, but without having to actually move the CMM, explained Jean-FranÃ§ois Larue, product director. The idea of the C-Link functionality was born out of a desire to actually meet this need; our R&D crew figured out a way to build upon our inspection systems' accuracy, power and dynamic referencing capability and developed C-Link, which also improves the performance of our systems with regards to inspection and QC of large or complex parts."
Creaform's technologies upgraded with the C-Link functionality will be demoed at the CONTROL tradeshow in Stuttgart, Germany, from May 8 to 11 (hall 5, booth 5108).
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, advanced surfacing, inspection and numerical simulation. Its products and services are intended for industries such as the automotive, aerospace, 3D body measurement, consumer products, heavy industries, manufacturing, power generation and research & education.
Creaform has developed and sells the HandyscanÂ 3D portable, self-positioning 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE arm-free portable CMM and the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners. The company also brings photogrammetry to all its technologies with the MaxSHOTÂ 3D optical coordinate measuring system. Moreover, the company offers the Creaform 3D Body Digitizers.
Creaform reached C$37.5 million in sales in 2011. The company employs more than 300Â people worldwide, and has offices in QuÃ©bec City, MontrÃ©al, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan. The company's head office and Quebec-based offices are 9001 : 2008 ISO certified.