Hand-held laser scanner

CREAFORM has introduced the EXAscan, its latest self-positioning handheld laser scanner. The EXAscan laser scanner is equipped with a third high definition camera, located in the upper central section, which greatly increases the scanning resolution as well as the data acquisition accuracy.

CREAFORM has introduced the EXAscan, its latest self-positioning handheld laser scanner.

The EXAscan scanner — equipped with a third high definition camera.

The EXAscan laser scanner is equipped with a third high definition camera, located in the upper central section, which greatly increases the scanning resolution as well as the data acquisition accuracy.

It also boosts a new automatic multi-resolution function enabling it to automatically set the optimum resolution level of the data acquired, according to the type of surface it is scanning.

Based on the same technology that made the Handyscan 3D so successful, this self-positioning and truly portable laser scanner offers great cost effectiveness, since it doesn’t require any additional CMM arm or other external tracking devices.

The EXAscan brings a resolution approximately five times greater as well as an accuracy about two times higher than that of Handyscan 3D line-up’s first scanner, which proves greatly useful for scanning highly detailed surfaces and small objects.

Its applications run from reverse engineering to design and manufacturing, inspection, digital mock-ups, and simulation.

The EXAscan is lightweight and can be easily carried in a suitcase the size of a carry-on suitcase, making it extremely practical and versatile.

This laser scanner gives the operator great freedom of movements, making it possible to scan objects of virtually any size, shape or colour.

The EXAscan is also powered by VxScan, Creaform’s proprietary data acquisition software that supports the Handyscan 3D laser scanners line-up.

VxScan provides real time 3D rendering visualization, is easy to learn and to use and also offers great flexibility and powerful options such as surface optimisation algorithms, meshing optimisation and sensor auto-calibration.

The REVscan (formerly known as the Handyscan 3D) and the new EXAscan are part of the new Handyscan 3D line-up of handheld laser scanners developed and manufactured by Creaform.