Creaform Sells 1000th Handyscan 3D laser scanner and Reports 35% YoY Revenue Increase in Q1



    LEVIS, QC, May 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Creaform, developer and manufacturer of
the Handyscan 3D(TM) line-up of portable, handheld and self-positioning laser
scanners, celebrated last night the sale of its 1000th unit. The announcement
was made during the Handyscan 3D Rendez-vous 2009 user meeting held at
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
    Creaform launched its first scanner, the REVscan(TM), in June of 2005.
Four years later, the prestigious Natural History Museum of London, home of
some 70 million items and renowned center of research, just purchased a
VIUscan(TM) color laser scanner, making it the 1000th unit sold by the
company.
    Over these four years, the company grew from 45 to 200 employees and
added four scanners to the Handyscan 3D line-up: the EXAscan(TM), the
ERGOscan(TM), the VIUscan(TM) and the MAXscan(TM) scanner for large parts.
Plus, Creaform became the #1 seller of 3D scanners in the world, acquired a
French company and launched the HandyPROBE(TM) portable arm-free CMM.
    "From the day we released this revolutionary and never-seen-before 3D
scanning technology, it took Creaform only four years flat to sell 1000
scanners, says Charles Mony, president of Creaform. This tells how performing
and reliable it is, and how versatile and profitable the 3D community found it
to be. I mean, we managed to scan a live tree - we can only imagine where this
will lead us!"
    Creaform also announces a 35% year over year revenue increase for Q1. The
fact that the company could achieve such positive results despite the
economical crisis and while its major competitors suffered major decreases
during their first quarter is an excellent indicator of how the technology
developed by Creaform and its services really meet the 3D industry
requirements for quality, accuracy, reliability and high ROI.

    About Creaform

    Creaform is a world-class technological company offering 3D digital
solutions with offices in Canada, the United States, France, China and Japan.
Creaform combines every 3D process and technology with innovative solutions
that can cover the entire range of 3D needs: 3D scanning, reverse engineering,
inspection, styling, design & analysis, digital manufacturing and medical
applications. Our wide range of products and services as well as our advanced
training program are intended for companies from the automotive, aerospace,
consumer products, education, heritage preservation & architecture,
manufacturing, medical care and multimedia industries, among others.
    Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D(TM) line of scanners.
These state-of-the-art self-positioning handheld 3D laser scanners are known
for the high accuracy of the 3D scanning data they generate, their true
portability, and ease of use. Creaform also manufactures and sells the
HandyPROBE(TM) arm-free CMM, a probing system designed for inspection
applications.
    www.creaform3d.com




For further information:

For further information: Isabelle Roy, Marketing Writer, (418) 833-4446
# 217, iroy@creaform3d.com

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