The combination of the arm-free handheld MetraSCAN 3D scanning system & the C-Track dual-camera sensor forms a unique duo that generates the most accurate measurements in the laboratory or on the shop-floor. When combined with the HandyPROBE Next, this complete and powerful inspection solution combines probing and scanning to increase the reliability, speed, accuracy and versatility of your measurement processes.

Compared with any type of 3D scanner with probing capability (e.g. arm/scanner, laser tracker/scanner or optical tracker/scanner), the MetraSCAN 3D solution allows total freedom of movement for significantly increased product and measurement quality at an affordable price.


Benefits Quite simply, MetraSCAN 3D is the most accurate combined scanning and probing solution on the market today. Creaform's TRUaccuracy technology ensures highly accurate measurements, regardless of the operator's skill or the measurement environment - instability, vibration, thermal variation, etc.

Dynamic Referencing Mode

The coordinate system can quite literally be locked onto the objects being measured, thereby eliminating the effects of moving the part, vibrations, etc.

Automatic Alignment

This function removes the need for manual, operator dependent alignment, drastically reducing the root cause of most measuring errors.

Scan All Surfaces - No Compromise !

Yes, it's true - the MetraSCAN3D can scan just about any surface finish, including highly chromed parts, without any surface preparation. What's more, unlike any other scanning device, it does it quickly and accurately, producing a high quality scan surface without lots of noise.

Fast User Calibration

Using a certified reference gauge, the user can follow a simple and rapid calibration sequence to ensure that the MetraSCAN 3D continues to provide accurate results throughout the entire life cycle of the measurement requirement.

Continuous Monitoring

The fully automatic controller constantly monitors the measuring environment (temperature, accuracy, etc.) to ensure the validity of the results, even in harsh measuring environments.

Complete Measuring Solution

A combination of MetraSCAN 3D with the HandyPROBE provides contact and non-contact measurement of both geometric and free-form features, on the same part, at the same time.

Faster and Easier to Use

The system is handheld and armless, so it is easy to learn with a very short.

Extendable Measuring Volume

Compared with other scanning systems, which have a fixed measuring volume, MetraSCAN 3D allows a greater measuring flexibility by easily and dynamically extending the measuring volume with no loss of accuracy due to conventional leapfrog methods.

Truly Portable

The 100% portability of the MetraSCAN 3D makes it possible to inspect or reverse engineer parts and assemblies with unequalled precision, mobility and flexibility - no matter where the measurement takes place.

Excellent ROI

Keep the "bean counters" happy with an unrivalled return on your investment through increased productivity - you will be your Finance Departmnent's best friend !

Why Choose a MetraSCAN 3D Over . . .

. . . A Measuring Arm and Scanner ?

Why Choose a MetraSCAN Over

- Higher accuracy

- No loss of accuracy on the shop-floor - TRUaccuracy

- Easier to operate

- Low maintenance - no encoders or moving parts

- Far greater measuring range - no limitations due to a stand or table

- Greater portability - no table or heavy duty stands required

. . . A Laser Tracker Equipped with a Scanner ?

- No loss of accuracy on the shop-floor - TRUaccuracy

- Shorter learning curve and easier to use

- AT LEAST half the price (even more if a handheld probe is used with the tracker as well !)

- Similar accuracy - why pay more for the same results ?

- Greater portability as no fixed foundation or heavy duty stands required

- Far greater flexibility and ease of use for objects up to 10m in size

- Low maintenance costs


The MetraSCAN 3D system is the perfect inspection tool for analyzing and reporting geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Powered by VXelements software, the user can quickly and easily gather high quality data that is easily analysed in leading inspection software packages such as Metrolog X4.

The MetraSCAN 3D can help you with scanning and measuring of objects of any sizes in various environments, generating full colour inspection reports for applications such as ;

- Non contact inspection

- First article inspection reports (FAIRs and ISIRs)

- Supplier quality inspection

- Part-to-CAD comparisons

- Conformity of 3D models against the original parts / production tooling

- Conformity assessment of manufactured parts against the originals


The MetraSCAN 3D is available in 2 versions. The MetraSCAN350 easily outperforms all other handheld laser scanners on the market, so is the perfect solution in most cases. Howqever, if that iusn't fast enough, the MetraSCAN 750 incorporates no less than 15 laser lines to provide you with the fastest scanning experience available today. If you need to scan larger parts, and speed is an issue, look no further than the MetraSCAN 750.

Both systems offer high accuracy scan data, with a volumetric accuracy of up to 0.064mm (0.0025") throughout a 9.1m3 measuring volume.

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.