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MetraSCAN 3D/HandyPROBE/C-Track

Portable 3D Measurement System


Creaform Inc (Ametek Inc), Lévis, Canada

In-house design

François Lessard, Nicolas Lebrun

Red Dot: Best of the Best

Form for precision

In many industrial areas, consistency and replication in the digital process chain are key to high added value. The portable 3D measurement system, consisting of the optical CMM scanner MetraSCAN 3D, the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) HandyPROBE as well as the C-Track tracker, was designed for engineers and their need for measurement accuracy and comprehensive flexibility. The result is a concept with perfectly matched and balanced components that are ready for operation even at unsteady conditions. The individual components are reliable and can interact with one another effectively. Optimised with FEA (Finite Element Analysis), its carbon structure is highly robust and provides a clear reduction in weight. In addition, they are marked by an ergonomic design and an intuitive approach towards handling. The C-Track optical tracker features high-performance dual-camera sensors. The device ensures high stability and is easy to transport thanks to an integrated handle. Another impressive innovation is the option to operate the HandyPROBE in two positions, allowing users to choose between a more stable “stylus pen style” and a more versatile “joystick style”. This measurement system for professional engineering offers high user comfort and functionality – it aestheticises everyday work with its well-proportioned design idiom.

Statement by the jury

»Thanks to this portable 3D measurement system, highly complex data can be collected with absolute accuracy. It fascinates with a lightweight structure, easy-to-use functionality, perfect ergonomics and an economical material usage. The system’s components blend into a highly symbolic and emotionalising appearance. The device embodies an overall solution of high design quality with an exemplary character.«

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This product can be found in the
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017