Quality Magazine

Leading Developer of Innovative Portable 3D Measurement Technologies

November 1, 2013
Berwyn, PA  -- AMETEK, Inc. announced it acquired Creaform, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D engineering services for approximately $120 million.  Based near Québec City, Canada, the privately held company has annual sales of approximately $52 million.

Creaform is the industry leader in stand-alone portable 3D scanners.  These optical devices are used in a growing number of applications to create accurate 3D models and measurements of a wide range of objects.  Its products include several families of handheld 3D scanners, portable coordinate measuring machines and related accessories that are widely used in reverse engineering, dimensional inspection, precision manufacturing, non-destructive testing, automated quality control and 3D printing.  The Handyscan 3D, a handheld laser scanner used to perform non-contact measurement, leads the market in capability and portability.