Creaform’s optical CMM solution and 3D scanner win IDEA 2017 award in Commercial & Industrial Products category
Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and highly accurate 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has announced that its portable optical CMM solution and 3D scanners, which include the MetraSCAN 3D, C-Track and HandyPROBE Next, won Bronze during the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), a premier international design competition held each year by the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA).
More than two dozen global design experts weighed in on products covering 20 categories. This year’s awards attracted hundreds of entries from design firms, companies, and universities hailing from 54 countries. The products were judged on their design innovation, user experience, benefits to clients as well as society, and aesthetics.
“We are thrilled that Creaform’s solution won such a prestigious award from the Industrial Design Society of America,” say Nicolas Lebrun and François Lessard, two of Creaform’s Senior Industrial Designers. “Beating out so many worthy competitors is truly an honour. This award is a testament to Creaform’s ahead-of-the-curve approach to metrology and quality control as well as its product development prowess, which combines innovation, stellar design and unmatched user experience.”
Creaform’s portable optical CMM lineup also won the Red Dot: Best of the Best – Product Design 2016 for its quality and breakthrough design.
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specialises in engineering services. It offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.
With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centres in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore.
Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion.