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HandyScan 3D

The HandySCAN 3D handheld scanners of new generation have been optimized to meet the needs of product development and engineering professionals on the lookout for the most effective and reliable way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects.

Creaform’s flagship metrology-grade scanners underwent a complete re-engineering, building on its core assets. They are now more portable and faster at delivering accurate and high resolution 3D scans compared to the previous generation, while remaining overly simple to use. 

Easy to Use

50% Smaller

Fast 3D Scanning

25X Faster

Portable lightweight 3d scan

35% Lighter


40% More Accurate

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Requirements & Specifications 

• Competitive product analysis

• Measurement of product environment

• Measurement of existing parts

Concept Design

• Clay model measurement/Reverse engineering

• Models and mock-ups measurement

• Styling and aesthetics

Concept Prototyping 

• Integration of prototype modifications into CAD file

• Form study, proof-of-concept prototypes

• Ergonomy prototypes

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CAD Design

• 3D scan-to-CAD

• Reverse engineering (extracting design-intent)

• Packaging design


• Rapid prototyping/​manufacturing

• Integration of prototype modifications into CAD file

• Prototype inspection

Testing, Simulation & Analysis

• Finite element analysis (FEA)

• Interference analysis

• Deformation, geometry analysis

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Tooling Design

• Reverse engineering of dies, molds, fixtures, jigs etc.

• Update of CAD file to reflect tooling measurements

Tooling validation/Inspection


• Virtual assembly

• Tool/Robot path programming

• Part assessment before machining

Quality Control

• First article inspection (FEA)

Part-to-CAD inspection

• Supplier quality inspection

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• As-built documentation of parts/Tooling

• Marketing presentations, 3D training systems, gaming

• Digital archiving

Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul

Wear and tear analysis

• Custom repairs/​Modification

• As-built documentation of parts/Tooling


• Replacement/Restoration parts development

• Planning of complex assemblies disassembly/​Dismantling

• Deformation, geometry analysis


• Arts and architecture: Artists, sculptors and architects can scan art objects or elements of an architectural design. They then digitally make design changes and then reprint them.

• Education and research: Professors use 3D scanners and 3D printers to better teach students in industrial design, mechanical design, engineering, and a variety of other fields. Researchers can leverage 3D scanning and printing to analyze physical objects. More Info >>

• Heritage preservation: Archaeologists and researchers scan rare objects and artefacts for archiving and research - and print 3D models for exhibits.

• Healthcare: The medical field uses 3D scanners to scan the human body for research. Companies also use scan data to develop better adapted equipment for the human body. 

• Multimedia: 3D computer artists - whether for video games or other military, training, scientific or education purposes - use 3D scanning to produce highly realistic simulations.



These are just some of the ways organizations are using 3D scanning and 3D printing today.

With such infinite possibilities, only time will tell what other amazing applications will arise!

• Fastest 3D scanner on the market: 25 times faster than the previous generation.

• Highest measurement rate among all laser scanners: 480,000 measures/s.

• Automatic mesh output: ready-to-use files, right as you complete acquisition.

• Quick workflow integration: usable scan files can be imported into RE/CAD software without post-processing.

• Metrology-grade measurements: accuracy of up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in.), resolution of up to 0.050 mm (0.002 in.), high repeatability and traceable certificate.

• Accuracy in real-life conditions: regardless of environment conditions, part set-up or user.

• No rigid setup required: optical reflectors are used to create a reference system that is “locked” to the part itself, so users can move the object any way they want during scanning sessions (dynamic referencing). Changes in surrounding environment have no impact on data acquisition quality or accuracy.

• Self-positioning: the HandySCAN 3D scanner is a data acquisition system and its own positioning system. This means that no external tracking or positioning devices is required. It uses triangulation to determine its relative position to the part in real time.

• Reliable: consistent and repeatable results across all work conditions or environments.

• On-demand user calibration: the scanner can be calibrated as often as necessary (day-to-day basis or before each new scanning session). Calibration takes about 2 minutes and guarantees optimal operation.

• Stand-alone device: there is no need for an external positioning system, arms, tripod or fixture.

• On-the-go scanning: you can take it from place to place or use it in-house or on site.

• Lightweight: weights under 1 kg.

• Small: Fits into a case the size of a carry-on.

• Easy access to confined spaces: thanks to its small size and flexible stand-off distance.

• User-friendly: very short learning curve, regardless of the user’s experience level.

• Quick set-up: up and running in less than 2 minutes.

• Direct mesh output: no complicated alignment or point cloud processing.

• Real-time visualization: look at the computer screen to see what you are doing and what is left to be done.

• Versatile: virtually limitless 3D scanning – no matter the part size, complexity, material or color.


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