Creaform's VIUscan(TM) color laser scanner Selected Product of the Year 2008 by NASA Tech Briefs


    LEVIS, QC, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Creaform, developer and manufacturer
of the Handyscan 3D line-up of self-positioning laser scanners, is thrilled to
announce that the VIUscan(TM), its portable 3D color scanner, was elected
Product of the Year 2008 by the NASA Tech Briefs' readers.
    "The winners of the NASA Tech Briefs Product of the Year Awards are
selected by our readers for their technical merit and practical value. These
products are being used by engineers to create innovative solutions to design
challenges, and to help get the next generation of products to market faster,"
said Linda L. Bell, NASA Tech Briefs Editorial Director.
    Like its fellow Handyscan 3D scanners, the VIUscan color scanner is very
accurate, easy to learn and use and versatile. It can be used for endless
applications, of which product design from existing color objects/scaled-down
color mock-ups, creation of colored/annotated clay models, shape and color
inspection of parts, and 3D technical documentation (assembly, maintenance and
repair documents).
    "It's an honor for us to receive this award, said Charles Money,
president of Creaform. Basically, the VIUscan is a concentrate of the
innovative-thinking, versatility and quality that Creaform always strives for,
and having it recognized by this highly-knowledgeable community confirms how
promising the future is for the VIUscan and its advanced applications."

    About Creaform

    Creaform is a world-class technological company offering 3D digital
solutions with offices in five countries. 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 products,
services and trainings 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

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