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Creaform Makes a Move Towards Democratizing its 3D Scanning Technology Print E-mail
Written by Creaform   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009

The company launches a new scanner and makes its Handyscan 3D™ laser scanners more affordable than ever

Lévis, September 15, 2009 – Creaform, developer and manufacturer of the Handyscan 3D line-up of handheld, self-positioning and portable laser scanners, is proud to present the UNIscan™, the latest and most affordable addition to this family of revolutionary 3D scanners.

creaform_0010.jpgHandyscan 3D performance at half the price
Starting at US$28,900, this scanner is positioned as the entry-level model of the line-up. The UNIscan offers equal resolution and speed of acquisition and an accuracy of up to 80 µm in addition to all the well-known Handyscan 3D benefits: self-positioning, true portability, versatility and ease of use. Plus, the UNIscan comes with VxScan Express, a version of Creaform’s proprietary data acquisition software offering fewer functionalities.

“Since the launch of the Handyscan 3D scanners line-up, Creaform has been striving to democratize and promote the use of 3D scanning in numerous industrial, multimedia and medical applications, said Charles Mony, president of Creaform. We are really happy to open 3D scanning to a wider community by simplifying it, without giving up on the performance, quality, concepts and technology that made the Handyscan 3D scanners so successful."

Wide range of applications
The UNIscan’s range of applications and target industries is as diversified as that of its fellow scanners. The most economical Handyscan 3D scanner is perfectly suited for applications of reverse engineering, styling, design, artwork scanning, multimedia contents creation, 3D archiving, packaging design, rapid prototyping and heritage preservation.

Watch the UNIscan promo video at: http://www.creaform3d.com/en/handyscan3d/products/uniscan-video.aspx

About Creaform
Creaform is a world-class technological company offering 3D digital solutions with offices in Canada, the United States, France, China and Japan. Creaform combines every 3D process and technology with innovative solutions that can cover the entire range of 3D needs: 3D scanning, reverse engineering, inspection, design and engineering and FEA. Our wide range of products and services as well as our advanced training program are intended for companies from the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, education, heritage preservation & architecture, manufacturing, medical care and multimedia industries, among others. Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D™ line of scanners. These state-of-the-art self-positioning handheld 3D laser scanners are known for the high accuracy of the 3D scanning data they generate, their true portability, and ease of use. Creaform also manufactures and sells the HandyPROBE™ portable arm-free CMM, a probing system designed for inspection applications.

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