HandySCAN 3D | SILVER Series

Proven and trusted professional 3D scanners at an accessible price

The SILVER Series is part of the HandySCAN 3D line-up, the industry standard in portable metrology-grade 3D scanners.

This proven and trusted patented technology captures accurate and repeatable 3D measurements of any complex surface in any location.

When accuracy meets versatility and portability

The HandySCAN 3D | SILVER Series is optimised to meet the needs of technology innovators and engineering professionals looking for a powerful, accessible, and reliable way to improve product development, shorten time-to-market, and reduce development costs.

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Accuracy up to 0.03mm

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Proven and trusted solution

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Scan-to-Mesh in seconds

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Patented Technology

As manual measurement and prototyping became more and more time consuming for us, we decided to take the next step and invest into our companies future with the help of the HandySCAN 3D scanner and VXelements software.

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Stefan Etter, Owner/Director, IEE Limited

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The HandySCAN 3D | SILVER Series delivers accurate and reliable 3D measurements regardless of the measurement setup quality and the user’s experience level. Featuring dynamic referencing, both the scanner and part can move freely during scanning, and an accurate and high-quality scan can still be obtained.
  • Accuracy
    Up to 0.030 mm
  • Volumetric accuracy
    0.020 + 0.060 mm/m
  • High repeatability and traceable certificate
  • High level of detail
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Proven and trusted technology

With a design inspired by Creaform’s flagship metrology-grade 3D scanner, the SILVER series benefits from the high-quality performance of the BLACK series but at an accessible price, making it the best value for money on the market. Manufactured in North America and purchased by over 5,000 users, this proven and trusted technology exemplifies Creaform’s commitment to reliability and attentive service.
  • Best price / performance option
  • More than 5,000 users worldwide
  • Designed and manufactured in North America
  • Supported by a global team of engineers and technicians
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Using triangulation on optical reflectors to determine its relative position to the part, this handheld 3D scanner is a stand-alone device that does not require a tripod or any external tracking device to operate. Compact enough to fit into a small suitcase, it can be brought anywhere and used in any environmental conditions without performance being affected.

  • Lightweight and small
    Fits into a suitcase
  • No rigid setup required
    The scanner and part can move freely when scanning
  • On-the-go scanning
    Use it in-house or on site
  • Quick Setup
    Up and running in less than 2 minutes
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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 regardless of the user’s experience or expertise level. Its versatility enables users to scan various objects no matter the part size, complexity, material, or color—all with the same device.
  • Plug and play
  • One device for all shapes and sizes
  • Masters complex and difficult surfaces
  • Simple user interface and real-time visualisation

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.
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Up to 0.030mm

Volumetric Accuracy

0.020 mm + 0.060 mm/m

Measurement Resolution

0.030 mm

Measurement Rate

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
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Compatible Software

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AESUB Blue - Subliminating 3D Scanning Spray

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

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  • 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 Silver Scanner - System Requirements

  • Windows: 7, 8, 10 or 11 (64-bit)
  • Dedicated Graphics Card with 4GB Memory (8GB+ Video Memory Recommended)
  • 2.6GHz+ Quad Core Processor (6+ Cores Recommended)
  • 16GB RAM (32GB+ Recommended)
  • 3-Button Scroll Wheel Mouse

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