Optical CMM 3D scanners and probe

The most complete 3D scanners for metrology-grade measurements on all materials, MetraSCAN 3D is a powerful inspection solution that is insensitive to instabilities and harsh environments.

Speed and accuracy combined with versatility

The MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner line-up is specifically designed for manufacturing and metrology professionals who do not want to compromise on quality or efficiency. It can withstand any production environment, including shop floor vibrations, part movements and environmental instability—all while accelerating 3D measurement workflows. This optical CMM scanner has been engineered to perform highly accurate and repeatable metrology-grade measurements and 3D geometrical surface inspections.

When paired with the HandyPROBE, Creaform’s handheld optical coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) with probing capabilities, users can also harness the power of both 3D scanning and probing for complete, end-to-end inspection processes



Our highly accurate portable CMM, the HandyPROBE has been designed for shop-floor use to increase the realiability and speed of your 3D measurement processes.

MaxSHOT 3D: Optical coordinate measuring system

Metrology-grade portable 3D scanners HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series is the 3D scanner for measuring large part sizes—up to 15 m (50 ft)—quickly and easily, providing metrology-grade results in mere minutes. It’s also engineered to capture fine details on smaller areas with remarka...

MetraSCAN 357™MetraSCAN BLACK™MetraSCAN BLACK™|Elite
Accuracy(1)Up to 0.040 mm0.035 mm0.025 mm
(0.0016 in)(0.0014 in)(0.0009 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2) 9.1 m3 (320 ft3)0.086 mm0.086 mm0.064 mm
(0.0034 in)(0.0034 in)(0.0025 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2) 16.6 m3 (586 ft3)0.122 mm0.122 mm0.078 mm
(0.0048 in)(0.0048 in)(0.0031 in)
Volumetric accuracy with MaxSHOT Next™|Elite(3)0.060 mm + 0.015 mm/m0.044 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0024 in + 0.00018 in/ft)(0.0017 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Probing accuracy with HandyPROBE Next (4)0.030 mm0.030 mm0.025 mm
(0.0012 in)(0.0012 in)(0.0009 in)
Measurement resolution0.100 mm0.025 mm
(0.0039 in)(0.0009 in)
Mesh resolution0.200 mm0.100 mm
(0.0078 in)(0.0039 in)
Measurement rate480,000 measurements/s800,000 measurements/s1,800,000 measurements/s
Light source7 red laser crosses7 blue laser crosses15 blue laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
Laser class2M
Scanning area275 x 250 mm310 x 350 mm
(10.8 x 9.8 in)(12.2 x 13.8 in)
Stand-off distance300 mm
(11.8 in)
Depth of field200 mm250 mm
(7.9 in)(9.8 in)
Part size range (recommended)0.2–6 m (0.7–20 ft)
Output formats.dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .zpr, .3mf
Compatible software(5)3D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions), InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks), Metrologic Group (Metrolog X4), New River Kinematics (Spatial Analyzer), Verisurf, Dassault Systèmes (CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS), PTC (Creo), Siemens (NX, Solid Edge), Autodesk (Inventor, PowerINSPECT)
WeightScanner: 1.38 kg (3.0 lb)Scanner: 1.49 kg (3.28 lb)
Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
Dimensions (LxWxH)Scanner: 289 x 235 x 296 mm (11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)
Probe: 68 x 157 x 340 mm (2.7 x 6.2 x 13.4 in)
C-Track: 1031 x 181 x 148 mm (40.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 in)
Operating temperature range5-40 °C
(41-104 °F)
Operating humidity range (non-condensing)10-90%
CertificationsEC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
PatentsFR 2,838,198, EP (FR, UK, DE, IT) 1,492,995, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044
(1) MetraSCAN BLACK and MetraSCAN BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Probing error performance is assessed with diameter measurement on traceable sphere artefacts. MetraSCAN 357: Typical value for diameter measurement on a calibrated sphere artefact
(2) MetraSCAN BLACK and MetraSCAN BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Sphere-spacing error is assessed with traceable length artefacts by measuring these at different locations and orientations within the working volume. MetraSCAN 357: Value for sphere spacing measurement on calibrated length artefacts.
(3) The volumetric accuracy performance of the system when using a MaxSHOT 3D cannot be superior to the default volumetric accuracy performance for a given model.
(4) HandyPROBE Next and HandyPROBE Next|Elite performance assessment (ISO 17025 accredited) is based on partial procedure per ISO 10360-12 standard: Probing size error (6.2) and Length error (6.4). Performance is assessed on traceable sphere and length artefacts.
(5) Also compatible with all major metrology, CAD, and computer graphic software through mesh and point cloud import.