HandySCAN 3D | Black Series


The HandySCAN 3D Black Scanner is the industry standard & reference model in portable metrology‑grade 3D scanning

Now in its 3rd generation, the HandyScan has been optimised to meet the needs of design, manufacturing and metrology professionals looking for the most effective and reliable way to acquire accurate 3D measurements of physical objects and parts.

When accuracy meets versatility and portability

This fast and versatile patented handheld 3D scanner is easy-to-use and generates highly accurate and repeatable results—even in difficult environments and with complex surfaces.


Accuracy of 0.025mm


ISO 17025


Large Scanning Area

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Scan-to-Mesh in seconds

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Patented Technology

This incredible piece of equipment has enabled us to dimensionally inspect countless features that were previously not possible or extremely difficult to measure, here on site. It has become the staple inspection tool for new product introduction and is currently being utilised almost daily. From verifying new or old raw castings, including any pattern changes, to fully measuring some of our most complex geometric tolerances on machined parts, this astounding piece of kit can do it all. Once the initial scanning of a part is done, we can quickly extract complex measurements from the data to create easy-to-read inspection reports. These reports ultimately become the backbone of decisionmaking for the recipient.

Stefan Innocente, QA Inspector, CWF Hamilton & Co Ltd.

Accurate, Reliable & High-Resolution 3D Measurements

The HandySCAN 3D delivers accurate, high-resolution and repeatable results, regardless of the measurement setup quality and no matter the user experience. Featuring dynamic referencing, both the scanner and part can move during measurement and still provide an accurate and high‑quality scan.

  • Accuracy
    0.025 mm (0.0009 in) 0.012 mm (0.0005 in) with Limited Edition
  • Volumetric accuracy
    0.020 + 0.040 mm/m
    0.020 mm + 0.015 mm/m with Accu+ Kit
    0.012mm + 0.020 mm/m with Limited Edition
  • Reliable acceptance test
    Based on VDI/VDE 2634 Part 3 standard
    Based on ISO 10360 standard
    ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 accredited laboratory
  • High resolution for fine details
  • Integrated photogrammetry
    High accuracy on large measurements with volumetric accuracy optimisation


This handheld 3D scanner is a stand-alone device that does not require a tripod nor any external tracking device to operate. Fitting in a small suitcase, it can be brought anywhere and used in any environmental conditions without affecting its performance.

  • Lightweight
    0.94 kg
  • Self-positioning with dynamic referencing
  • Fits into a suitcase
  • Take it anywhere you need
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Faster 3D Scanning Process

The HandySCAN 3D|BLACK Series supports automatic mesh generation, streamlining the workflow from setup to scan to mesh. Its Flex Volume feature also allows for rapid, high-quality measurements of large parts from a distance and precise scanning of smaller parts at a closer range.
  • Flexible working distance
    0.3m to 2.5m for faster acquisition
  • High measurement rate
    Up to 1,800,000 measurements/s
  • Large scanning area of 30 blue laser lines
  • Quick setup
    Up-and-running in less than 2 minutes

Simplicity and Versatility

With its user-friendly interface and ergonomic design, this 3D measurement solution is easy-to-use and has a short learning curve. Its versatility gives the opportunity to scan various object sizes and surface types in real time—all with the same device.

Technical Specifications

A brief look at technical specifications of this innovative technology that provides accuracy, simplicity, portability as well as real speed to your applications.

tech spec


0.025 mm
0.012 mm with Limited Edition

Volumetric Accuracy

0.020 mm + 0.015 mm/m

with Accu+ Kit

Measurement Resolution

0.025 mm

Measurement Rate

1,800,000 measurements/s

Part size range (recommended)

0.05 – 4 m

Looking for the portable 3D scanner that offers the most value for your money?

Our experts will find the perfect 3D measurement solution for your needs!

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HandySCAN 3D Scanning Applications

With its user-friendly interface and ergonomic design, this 3D measurement solution is easy-to-use and has a short learning curve.
Its versatility gives the opportunity to scan various object sizes and surface types in real time – all with the same device.

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Quality Control

• First article inspection (FAI)

• Part-to-CAD inspection

• Supplier quality inspection

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CAD Design

• 3D Scan-to-CAD

• Reverse Engineering (Extracting design intent)

• Packaging design

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• Reverse Engineering for developing replacement / restoration parts

• Planning of complex assemblies disassembly / dismantling

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Tooling Design

• Reverse Engineering of casts, dies, molds, fixtures, jigs and patterns

• Update of CAD file to reflect as-built tooling measurements

• Tooling validation/Inspection

assembly production


• Virtual Assembly

• Tool/Robot path programming

• Part assessment before machining



• Rapid prototyping / Manufacturing

• Integration of prototype modifications into CAD file

• Prototype inspection

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Testing, Simulation & Analysis

• Finite element analysis (FEA)

• Interference analysis

• Deformation, geometry analysis


Requirements & Specifications

• Competitive product analysis

• Measurement of product environment or connecting/surrounding parts

• Measurement of existing parts for aftermarket or custom equipment

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Concept Design

• Clay model measurement/Reverse Engineering

• Models & mock-ups measurement/Reverse Engineering

• Styling & aesthetics


Concept Prototyping

• Integration of prototype modifications into CAD file

• Form study, proof-of-concept prototypes

• Ergonomy prototypes



• As-built documentation of parts / Tooling before maintenance

• Digital archiving, marketing presentations, 3D training systems, professional gaming

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Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul

• Wear & Tear Analysis

• Custom repairs/Modification

• As-built documentation of parts / Tooling before maintenance


HandySCAN 3D Software

The HandySCAN 3D comes with VXelements, which powers our entire suite of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It combines all the essential tools you need from data acquisition to CAD Software, in a user-friendly, simplified and sleek working environment.

Software Modules

Dimensional inspection software module

Scan-to-CAD software module
NDT pipeline integrity assessment software

Compatible Software

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AESUB Blue - Subliminating 3D Scanning Spray

Aesub Blue 3D scanning spray


  •  Disappearing state of the art scanning spray
  •  No cleaning required
  •  Thin and homogeneous coating
  •  Free of pigments
  •  Developed and approved by scanning experts

Ask our Experts

Professional CAD Systems is a Senior Creaform Partner. We offer the following services:

  • Software and Hardware Technical Support Helpline
  • Equipment Maintenance, Tuning and Calibration
  • 3D Scanner Fault Dagnosis and Basic Repairs
  • Creaform 3D Scanner Warranty Renewal
  • Creaform 3D Scanner Loaner Services
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HandyScan Black | Max - System Requirements

  • Windows: 7, 8, 10 or 11 (64-bit)
  • Dedicated Graphics Card with 8GB Memory (16GB Video Memory Recommended)
  • 2.6GHz+ Quad Core Processor (6+ Cores Recommended)
  • 32GB RAM (64GB Recommended)
  • 3-Button Scroll Wheel Mouse

WARNING: Integrated Intel Graphics found on many laptops & tablets are NOT SUPPORTED !!