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Creaform Launches Ultra-High Accuracy Handheld Laser Scanner

Creaform, a leader in the development and integration of 3D laser scan digital technologies, announces the launch of the EXAscan self-positioning handheld laser scanner. The latest addition to the successful Handyscan 3D line, the cost-effective, portable EXAscan is ideal for detailed laser scanning applications such as inspection and reverse-engineering that require high resolution and accuracy.

Based on the same powerful technology as the REVscan handheld laser scanner, the EXAscan provides a resolution approximately five times greater and accuracy twice as high as previous models. The EXAscan is equipped with a three high definition cameras to increase scanning resolution and data acquisition accuracy, as well as a new automatic multi-resolution function that enables the scanner to automatically set the optimum resolution level of the data acquired based on the type of surface it is scanning.

The advanced features of the EXAscan make it ideal for scanning highly detailed surfaces and small objects in the automotive, aerospace, multimedia, arts and historical preservation and medicine fields.

"EXAscan builds on the solid platform Creaform has established with our Handyscan 3D line, including our REVscan handheld scanner and our proprietary VXScan 3-D rendering software," said Marco St-Pierre, General Manager, Handyscan 3D. "EXAscan provides the increased resolution requested by our customers performing inspection and other ultra-high accuracy scanning applications."

The EXAscan is powered by VxScanTM, Creaform's proprietary data acquisition software used to support the Handyscan 3D laser scanners line. The easy-to-use VxScan provides real-time 3D rendering visualization and offers options such as surface optimization algorithms, meshing optimization and sensor auto-calibration.

The self-positioning and portable EXAscan does not require an additional CMM arm or other external tracking devices, making it a cost-effective solution for any detailed laser scanning application. The laser scanner also gives the operator relative freedom of movement to scan objects of virtually any size, shape or color. The lightweight EXAscan can also be carried in a small case for easy transportation and maneuverability.

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