Creaform Academia Provides Educational 3D Scanning Experience

Creaform ACADEMIA, the company’s latest educational solution suite, has been designed with forward-thinking engineering professors in mind who want to incorporate the latest innovations in and approaches of metrology within their courses and lab work.
As many professors know, metrology now permeates many manufacturing environments for product development, reverse engineering, and quality control. Even the civil engineering sector is leveraging the potential of metrology for accurate NDT in even the harshest conditions. Today’s engineering students need to get on the metrology bandwagon if they want to thrive in the engineering workplaces of tomorrow. And academics need to get on board to adequately prepare students for this eventuality by updating their course material and lab assignments.

Creaform ACADEMIA features a free teaching kit with a myriad of presentations, tutorial videos, sample data sets and free software licenses of VXmodel, Creaform’s scan-to-CAD software module, and VXinspect, a 3D inspection software for first article inspections and quality control.

Creaform ACADEMIA’s educational solution suite offers a pack of three professional-grade, portable 3D scanners, called ACADEMIA. These ultra-affordable 3D scanners have been developed specifically for teaching applications, meaning that training time is kept to a minimum.

Once students have tried their hand at uploading and manipulating the sample datasets in VXinspect and VXmodel, they can try scanning an object themselves with an ACADEMIA scanner. Once an object is scanned students can add new features or improve the existing product design providing a real-world hands-on experience!

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