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Educational solution suite for teachers

Educational solution suite for teachers

Educational solution suite for teachers

Educational solution suite for teachers

Educational solution suite for teachers

Are you looking to take the level of your metrology expertise and teaching skills to a whole new level?

Discover Creaform ACADEMIA, a solution suite for teachers looking to educate and inspire using metrology. Addressing the inherent realities of the academic world, it fosters experienced-based learning and development using tools widely used in Industry 4.0, allowing you to enhance your curricula and better prepare students for their careers ahead.

With this educational program, Creaform goes beyond delivering simple didactic tools and provides complete and collaborative skill-nurturing academic solutions.

The solution suite includes our professional-grade ACADEMIA 3D scanner, free application software, and complimentary add-ons tailored to get you started with industrial 3D measurement technologies. Achieve the highest level of quality teaching possible—all while taking advantage of the latest innovations on the market and not breaking the bank with Creaform ACADEMIA.


3D scanning at your fingertips

Teaching package

Creaform’s professional-grade ACADEMIA 3D scanner

Put the power of 3D digitization into the hands of your students with ACADEMIA, Creaform’s easy-to-use professional-grade 3D scanner. Give your students a hands-on learning experience and show them how they can use 3D scanners for a wide variety of engineering applications, such as product development, reverse engineering and inspection.

Included in the solution suite

  • ACADEMIA professional-grade 3D scanner (multi-unit packages available)
  • ACADEMIA software covering reverse engineering and inspection
  • 5-year ACADEMIA Customer Care Plan
  • Self-training documentation on ACADEMIA 3D scanners

Features your teaching curriculum can benefit from

  • Turnkey solution with all the necessary add-ons to enrich your syllabus
  • The industry’s most affordable professional-grade 3D scanner dedicated to teaching applications
  • Software to use 3D scans in real-world engineering workflows
  • Portable, fast, and easy-to-use 3D measurement solutions: become an expert in no time!
  • No training necessary with the self learning documentation on ACADEMIA 3D scanners

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Part size range
0.3 – 3 m
(1 – 10 ft)
0.05 – 0.5 m
(2 – 20 in)
Accuracy Up to 0.250 mm
(0.01 in) (2)
Up to 0.1 mm
(0.004 in) (2)
Volumetric accuracy
(based on part size)
0.500 mm/m
(0.006 in/ft) (5)
0.300 mm/m
(0.012 in/ft) (5)
Measurement Resolution 0.500 mm
(0.020 in)
0.250 mm
(0.010 in)
0.100 mm
(0.0039 in)
Mesh Resolution 0.500 mm (0.020 in) 0.100 mm (0.004 in)
Scanning area 380 x 380 mm
(15 x 15 in)
143 x 108 mm
(5.6 x 4.3 in)
Stand-off distance 400 mm (15.75 in) 380 mm (15 in)
Depth of field 250 mm (10 in) 100 mm (4 in)
Light source White light (LED)
Laser class N/A 24 bits
Texture Resolution 50 to 150 DPI 50 to 250 DPI
Positioning methods Geometry and/or targets Geometry and/or targets and/or texture
Measurement Rate 550,000 measurements/s
Weight 0.85 kg (1.9 lb) 0.95 kg (2.1 lb)
96 x 140 x 258 mm
(3.8 x 5.5 x 10.2 in)
150 x 171 x 251 mm
(5.9 x 6.7 x 9.9 in)
154 x 178 x 235 mm
(6 x 7 x 9.2 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 software

Creaform’s cutting-edge application software is within your reach

Creaform ACADEMIA includes Creaform’s powerful and fully integrated 3D application software* suite, giving your students the tools required to learn how to address any type of conventional or ahead-of-the-curve engineering project or workflow. 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|Elite ™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|Elite do not support mesh import. Only available with Creaform technologies.

Free Teaching kits

A wealth of teaching material for enhanced learning

In addition to 3D scanning hardware and free software, Creaform ACADEMIA also includes complementary didactic material* that is in line with today’s industry requirements and covers three main themes: 3D scanning, reverse engineering and inspection.

Take advantage of unlimited web-based access to exclusively curated lecture information and tools that can easily be integrated in any engineering class or lab. Designed to teach real-life applications and foster hands-on experience, our comprehensive teaching kits will engage your students like never before.

*Creaform ACADEMIA documentation is available in English only.

Included in the solution suite

Customizable teaching presentations

Video tutorials and self learning documentation

Free Teaching kits


3D technology in education & research

Teachers! get your free teaching kits today. no purchase necessary!

If you’re a forward-thinking teacher that wants to elevate your students’ understanding of 3D measurement technologies and improve their skills for the engineering workforce of tomorrow, contact Creaform’s dedicated team for educational professionals and request your free teaching kits.


Fields of learning

Creaform’s 3D measurement technologies are included in a growing number of higher education learning programs and used as learning tools. Here are just some of the fields of learning where Creaform ACADEMIA can elevate your teaching curricula.

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. With Creaform ACADEMIA, your students can learn how 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 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

The Creaform technologies are widely used in these disciplines, 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 anything 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.