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Educational solution suite for researchers

Educational solution suite for researchers

Educational solution suite for researchers

Educational solution suite for researchers

Educational solution suite for researchers

Drive innovation. And drive your research projects further with Creaform ACADEMIA

Discover Creaform ACADEMIA, a solution suite for researchers looking to push the innovation envelope forward using metrology. Addressing the inherent realities of the research world, it enables you to conduct quality research—all while taking advantage of the latest innovations widely used in Industry 4.0.

The solution suite includes our metrology-grade 3D scanners or portable CMM (PCMM), free application software, and complimentary add-ons to get you started with industrial 3D measurement technologies. With Creaform ACADEMIA, you’ll also receive a 5-year Customer Care Plan.

Creaform ACADEMIA enables you to conduct quality research—all while taking advantage of the latest innovations on the market and not breaking the bank.


The power of metrology tools is within your reach

Teaching package

Take advantage of creaform’s award-winning 3D measurement solutions

Don’t let equipment or budget constraints slow down your ahead-of-the-curve research projects. Creaform ACADEMIA offers researchers a wide array of its innovative and award-winning 3D scanners. No matter what research of the future you are conducting, you will benefit from the unprecedented speed, portability and accuracy that Creaform technology is renowned for.

Included in the solution suite

  • Choose from Creaform’s lineup of metrology-grade 3D measurement technologies, including Go!SCAN 3D™, HandySCAN 3D™ and MetraSCAN 3D™ scanners as well as the HandyPROBE™ portable CMM
  • Creaform ACADEMIA software covering reverse engineering and inspection
  • 5-year ACADEMIA Customer Care Plan

Features to help you towards your next research breakthrough

  • Turnkey solution designed to carry out complex projects
  • Complete portfolio of metrology-grade 3D scanners and a portable CMM at a special pricing for researchers
  • Portable, fast, and easy-to-use 3D measurement solutions

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  Go!SCAN SPARK™ HandySCAN 307™(1) HandySCAN BLACK™ | Elite(1) MetraSCAN 357™(1) MetraSCAN BLACK™ | Elite(1)
Part size range
0.1 – 4 m (0.3 – 13 ft) 0.1 – 4 m (0.3 – 13 ft) 0.05–4 m (0.3–13 ft) 0.2–6 m (0.7–20 ft)
Accuracy  Up to 0.050 mm (0.0020 in)(2) Up to 0.040 mm (0.0016 in)(2) 0.025 mm (0.0009 in)(3) Up to 0.040 mm (0.0016 in)(2) 0.025 mm (0.0009 in) (3)
Volumetric accuracy (4)
(based on working volume)
9.1 m3 (320 ft3)​ N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.086 mm (0.0034 in) 0.064 mm (0.0025 in)
Volumetric accuracy (4)
(based on working volume)
16.6 m3 (586 ft3) N/A N/A N/A 0.122 mm (0.0048 in) 0.078 mm (0.0031 in)
Volumetric accuracy (based on part size) 0.050 mm + 0.150 mm/m (0.0020 in + 0.0018 in/ft)(5) 0.020 mm + 0.100 mm/m (0.0008 in + 0.0012 in/ft)(6) 0.020 mm + 0.040 mm/m (0.0008 in + 0.0005 in/ft)(6) N/A N/A
Measurement Resolution 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) 0.025 mm (0.0009 in) 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) 0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
Mesh Resolution 0.200 mm (0.0078 in) 0.200 mm (0.0078 in) 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) 0.200 mm (0.0078 in) 0.100 mm (0.0039 in)
Scanning area 390 x 390 mm (15.4 x 15.4 in) 275 x 250 mm (10.8 x 9.8 in) 310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in) 275 x 250 mm (10.8 x 9.8 in) 310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in)
Stand-off distance 400 mm (15.7 in) 300 mm (11.8 in) 300 mm (11.8 in)
Depth of field 300 mm (11.8 in) 250 mm (9.8 in) 200 mm (7.9 in) 250 mm (9.8 in)
Light source White light (99 stripes) 7 red laser crosses 11 blue laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
7 laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
15 blue laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
Laser class N/A 2M (eye safe)
Texture resolution 50 to 200 DPI N/A
Positioning methods Geometry and/or color and/or targets Targets Targets (optional)
Measurement rate 1,500,000 measurements/s 480,000 measurements/s 1,300,000 measurements/s 480,000 measurements/s 1,800,000 measurements/s
Weight 1.25 kg (2.7 lb) 0.85 kg (1.9 lb) 0.94 kg (2.1 lb) Scanner: 1.38 kg (3.0 lb)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
Scanner: 1.49  kg (3.28 lb)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
89 x 114 x 346 mm
(3.5 x 4.5 x 13.6 in.)
122 x 77 x 294 mm
(4.8 x 3.0 x 11.6 in)
142 x 79 x 288 mm
(5.6 x 3.1 x 11.3 in)
Scanner: 289 x 235 x 296 mm (11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)
C-Track: 1031 x 181 x 148 mm (40.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 in)
Operating temperature range 5–40°C (41–104°F)
Operating humidity range
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
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ACADEMIA software package

Free academia software package

Accelerate your innovation with creaform’s cutting-edge reverse engineering and inspection software modules

Creaform ACADEMIA includes Creaform’s powerful and fully integrated 3D application software* suite, which will enable you to advance your ultra-specific research using the latest innovations in metrology and 3D measurement technology. With our educational solution suite, you get 50 seats—Completely free of charge with Creaform ACADEMIA product!

*With the purchase of a 3D measurement solution from Creaform.

Included in the solution suite

Acquisition modules

VXscan / VXprobe / VXshot

VXmodel™2 VXinspect™2
Multiple Measurement Mode      
Mesh Editing      
Geometric Entities      
NURBS Surface      
Transfer to CAD software      
CAD import      

(1) Acquisition modules are included with all Creaform technologies.

(2) ACADEMIA versions of VXmodel and VXinspect do not support mesh import. Only available with Creaform technologies.

3D technology in education & research

Remain on the cusp of innovation

At Creaform, we believe that in order for academics to carry out impactful and innovative research projects, they must be at the forefront of technology. Creaform ACADEMIA enables researchers to harness the power of 3D measurement technologies to maximize the potential of their research. The future is yours—now. Contact Creaform’s dedicated team for researchers and academics and learn more about Creaform ACADEMIA.


Study fields and learning programs

Creaform’s 3D measurement technologies are included in a growing number of higher education learning programs and research projects. Here are just some of the fields in which Creaform has helped research teams make important discoveries.

Science and engineering

Creaform ACADEMIA has been developed to address the realities and challenges of today’s demanding engineering sectors, including aerospace, the automotive and the manufacturing industries. Creaform’s 3D measurement technologies can be used for:

  • Wear and distortion control
  • Control and adjustment of tooling
  • Product development
  • Production conformity inspection
  • First article inspection
  • Reverse engineering
  • Assembly assistance
Applied sciences

Creaform ACADEMIA is perfect for hands-on and practical applied science projects:

  • Maintenance
  • Damage assessment
  • Production conformity inspection
Industrial design and styling

Creaform’s 3D metrology solutions can be used at various stages of the development process to help support product creation and manufacturing. That’s why Creaform ACADEMIA is the perfect solution suite for top industrial design schools that want to give access to cutting-edge technology to their students.

  • Product development
  • Reverse engineering
  • Production conformity inspection
  • Rapid prototyping
Natural sciences and archeology

3D measurement technologies, such as those developed by Creaform, are widely used in the following fields, as their portability makes them perfect for outdoor work:

  • Heritage preservation
  • 3D scanning of artefact collections
  • Restoration and reconstruction of damaged pieces
  • Virtual reproductions
  • Scaling up/down of architectural models
Research projects

Our devices can be used for any demanding research project that requires accurate 3D measurements regardless of the field—from 3D data archiving to measurement comparisons to distortion studies.

Service centers

Educational institutions can get excellent ROI by using the Creaform devices to carry out 3D measurement projects for companies from the private or public sector.