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Detect Quality Issues Faster and Make Better Decisions With R-Series 3D Scanning Systems

The MetraSCAN 3D-R and CUBE-R scanners can help manufacturers measure more part dimensions and increase productivity.


Creaform's MetraSCAN 3D-R can conduct 3D scans of shiny surfaces or objects with varying reflectivity.
Creaform said its R-Series, which includes the MetraSCAN 3D-R scanner and CUBE-R turnkey cell, enables automated quality control to be highly accurate, fast, and efficient.

As manufacturers increasingly turn to automated metrology for quality control, they need to maintain accuracy while also striving to add speed. Creaform assured that its R-Series 3D scanning systems meet those needs.

MetraSCAN 3D-R is a robot-mounted optical CMM (coordinate measuring machine) scanner that can be easily integrated into automated quality-control processes on production lines.

Creaform said MetraSCAN 3D-R can easily be installed and integrated, helping manufacturers accelerate their time to market. It generates up to 3 million measurements per second, regardless of surfaces, trims, and geometric features.

MetraSCAN 3D-R offers high-density scanning, with 69 laser lines. Its C-Track optical tracker enables dynamic referencing which means measurements are not affected by shop-floor conditions such as vibration or thermal variations, clarifed Creaform.

The scanner also provides an acceptance test based on ISO standards, accuracy to 0.025 mm (0.0009 in.), and high resolution, the company explained. With its blue laser technology that can handle reflective surfaces, the R-Series is available in 16 configurations, so can handle any inspection process, as well as a wide range of part geometries and sizes – from 1.5 to 3 m (4.9 to 9.8 ft.).

Not only does the R-Series not require robotics expertise of shop-floor operators, but it is also compatible with existing metrology software and digital twins, Creaform said. The scanner works with industrial and collaborative robots.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R BLACKIElite is designed to work with parts with multiple surfaces, while the BLACKIElite HD provides resolution for parts with many edges, trims, and boundaries.

The CUBE-R, which also uses the MetraSCAN 3D-R, is an industrial measuring cell that has been designed to be integrated into factories for at-line inspections. Creaform noted that the turnkey cell is much faster than traditional CMM scanners, is optimized for shop-floor inspections, and uses the VXscan-R interface to minimize operator interactions.

Check out Creaform’s R-Series now to configure the best automated quality control for your needs!

Creaform is a business unit of AMETEK Inc. and a worldwide leader in automated and portable 3D measurement systems.

For more on the Creaform R-Series #3Dscanning solution, visit our website.

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Creaform's MetraSCAN 3D-R can conduct 3D scans of shiny surfaces or objects with varying reflectivity.

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