Benefits Part of the MetraSCAN 3D line-up, the robot-mounted MetraSCAN 3D -R optical CMM 3D scanning system is fast and accurate, designed for 3D automated inspection of parts on the production line and on the shop floor. In combination with industrial robots, the MetraSCAN 3D-R increases the reliability, speed and versatility of on-line inspection and quality control processes.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R optical CMM 3D stand as an innovative robotised solution that can be integrated into factory automation projects and guarantee optimal dimensional measurement accuracy and speed. This directly translates into increased productivity and product quality.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R works in combination with the C-Track dual-camera sensor. It is also possible to network the MetraSCAN 3D-R scanners with up to 4 C-Track cameras, thus utilising the C-Link functionality and expanding the measurment volume for large component inspection.


The MetraSCAN 3D-R gains all of the benefits of the hand-held MetraSCAN 3D in a fully automated, operator free measuring solution. Creaform's TRUaccuracy technology ensures highly accurate measurements, regardless of the measurement environment - instability, robot vibrations, thermal variation, etc. make no difference to the speed and accuracy of the MetraSCAN-R

- SPEED - featuring 45 Blue laser lines achieving 1,800,000 measurments per second allows high speed, automated inspection and quality control of hundreds of parts per day, directly on the production line, where speed matters

- Versatile - now with Blue laser technology, high quality scans are captured on all surface types, including shiny materials, without the need for surface preparation spray, the solution can be fully configured and programmed, just like a traditional CMM, to meet inspection and automation requirements for parts of all shapes and sizes

- Accuracy & Resolution - Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard in a ISO 17025 accredited laboratory the improved 0.025mm resolution means the MetraSCAN 3D-R offers metrology-grade accuracy, repeatability, and resolution, for surfaces, trim edge, and feature extraction measurements.

- 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.

- Self-Calibration - a fast calibration process using a certified reference gauge ensures constant accuracy during the MetraSCAN 3D-R entire life cycle

- 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.

- Robot Independent - the accuracy of the system is completely independent of the robot being used, such that you don't need to invest in high-end robot cells to achieve an accurate measuring solution

- Excellent ROI - keep the accountants happy with an unrivalled return on your investment through increased productivity.

Metrolog X4 i-Robot Measuring Software

Handheld Laser Scanner

The MetraSCAN-R is ideally suited to the Metrolog X4 i-Robot metrology software. The system is based on Metrologic's highly acclaimed X4 software for portable devices and CMM's, and fully controls the robot and scanner movements through a direct interface with the robot controller.

The software perfectly synchronises the robot movements with the measurement results of the system, automatically adjusting scanner location according to the object location. The robot trajectory is controlled 100% by the Metrologic X4 i-Robot software, so that inspection personnel need no prior knowledge of programming robot systems. The software effectively transforms the robot into a traditional CMM solution.


The MetraSCAN 3D-R is available as part of the Black Elite Creaform Scanner family.

Incorporating 45 Blue laser scanning lines for high speed acquisition of scan data within a measuring volume of up to 16.6 m3. The MetraSCAN-R can achieve a volumetric accuracy of 0.078 mm, while still acquring data at high speed (up to 1,800,000 measurements/second). The system is unaffected by surface finish, and can handle anything including highly reflective and polished surfaces without surface preparation.

No other robot mounted scanning device can match the MetraSCAN 3D-R for combined speed, accuracy and the ability to scan any surface. 

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.