The NEW generation of HandySCAN 3D hand-held scanners continue to be the reference standard in professional, metrology grade portable 3D scanning. Now in its 3rd generation, the new HandySCAN BLACK has been optimized 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 anywhere. 

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. It represents Creaform’s flagship metrology grade hand-held scanners, having undergone complete re-engineering of the scanning technology, building on Creaform's core assets - speed, accuracy and ease-of-use. They are now more portable and even faster than ever before at delivering accurate and high resolution 3D scans while remaining overly simple to use.

Accuracy verification of every scanner to the most exacting of ISO and VDI/VDE requirements serves to ensure that HandySCAN BLACK has changed the rules and sets a whole new benchmark in the 3D scanning market.

Metrology Grade Accuracy Meets Portability - HandySCAN BLACK

The HandySCAN 3D started the hand-held scanning revolution in 2005 by providing scanning technology that does not need a positioning device, such as a portable arm or a laser tracker. The unique self-positioning capability made 3D scanning simple and efficient. While other systems have tried to emulate the HandySCAN 3D, none are able to come close to the quality and accuracy of data that can be acquired with this amazing technology.

The latest HandySCAN 3D is available in 2 versions. Starting with the standard HandySCAN BLACK, we are able to provide the most efficient way to reverse engineer, design and inspect components. With 7 blue laser crosses, HandySCAN BLACK offers measuement of 800,000 points per second, with an accuracy of up to 35 microns.

If that wasn't enough, the new flagship scanner, HandySCAN BLACK ELITE, is the most versatile 3D scanner on the market, incorporating scanning speed and accuracy never seen before in any form of scanning device. With 11 blue laser crosses, 1.3 MILLION POINTS PER SECOND and an accuracy of UP TO 25 MICRONS. Such amazing performance makes HandySCAN BLACK ELITE comparable to even the most advanced white light scanners, providing hand-held simplicity and flexibility to every scanning requirement.

HandySCAN BLACK - Probably the World's Best Handheld 3D Scanner !

No other scanning system comes close to the capabilities of the new HandySCAN 3D. Compared to the previous generation of HandySCAN 3D (or most other portable scanners, for that matter), the latest HandySCAN 3D offers serious improvements and features.

Accurate, Reliable and High Resolution Measurements

HandySCAN BLACK 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)
  • Volumetric accuracy
    0.020 + 0.040 mm/m (0.0008 in + 0.0005 in/ft)
  • Reliable acceptance test
    Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard, certified by an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • High resolution for fine details

Hand-held scanning with accuracy up to 25 microns - need we say any more ! 


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 carry case, it can be brought anywhere and used in any environmental conditions without affecting its performance.

  • Lightweight
    0.94 kg (2.1 lb)
  • Self-positioning with dynamic referencing
    No need for cumbersome tripods, scanner stands or external tracking devices, with no loss in accuracy or reference if the part moves
  • Fits into a small carry case
    Small enough to carry on as aircraft hand luggage
  • Take it anywhere you need

Hand-held scanning with accuracy up to 30 microns - need we say any more ! 

Faster 3D Scanning Process

HandySCAN BLACK features multiple laser crosses and an automatic mesh generation, enabling a faster workflow from the set-up to the scan and then to the file !

  • Ready-to-use files
    Almost instant automatic mesh generation - why wait for point clouds to be processed ?
  • High measurement rate
    Up to 1,300,000 measurements/s
  • Large scanning area of 11 laser crosses
  • 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. The built-in multi-function buttons enable you to control the scanning process without having to learn complicated computer functions, and the large stand-off and small size of the scanner lets you scan in spaces that were never possible before. With HandySCAN BLACK ELITE, the additional built-in single line scanner provides scanning inside deep pockets or holes. 

Rigorous Manufacturing and Quality

Creaform designs, manufactures, and calibrates HandySCAN 3D scanners utilising the highest quality management system according to internationally recognized standards ISO 9001 and ISO 17025. The acceptanmce tests for HandySCAN BLACK is based on VDI\VDE 2634 which is ISO 17025 accredited to guarantee traceability to international standards at all times. Each scanner is delivered with a personalized certification and fully documented test results, giving you the confidence that your scanner will provide guaranteed accuracy.

At Creaform, product and service quality is top priority. Being pioneers in portable 3D measurement, we are committed to exceeding our customer requirements by developing innovative solutions. We are invested in continuously improving processes, setting new standards for the industry and ensuring full satisfaction of our clientele. Only Creaform hand-held scanners provide such assurances.

Serious Scanners for Serious Scanning Applications

HandySCAN BLACK is a serious scanner for serious scanning applications, with no compromise over accuracy or data quality. Our 3D scanners can tackle a multitude of scanning applications, including design, reverse engineering, re-engineering and inspection. Using HandySCAN 3D, scanning is virtually limitless, no matter the part size, colour, complexity or location. Application areas are extremely diverse and include aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, education, design, museums, architecture, multimedia, medical, manufacturing, etc.


The technical specifications make the latest HandySCAN BLACK the reference in high-end, portable 3D measurement technology. Featuring Creaform's unique TRUaccuracyTRUsimplicityTRUportability, and unmatched measurement speed, they capture high-quality measuring data regardless of environmental changes or part movement. Thanks to this 3D scanner’s specifications like accuracy, measurement rate, high resolution, and software compatibility, it is an ideal tool for production quality assurance and product development applications



About Creaform

Creaform's mission is to provide customers worldwide with high-quality innovative 3D technology and reliable support. Through the expertise, passion and commitment of its employees, Creaform helps companies seamlessly create, simulate, verify, and collaborate in 3D, significantly enhancing their turnaround times and profitability.

Creaform innovates by designing products and technology for projects that were once beyond the imagination, redefining the boundaries of the 3D universe and constantly pushing back the limits of technology.