QUEBEC, Canada-Creaform has sold its 1500th Handyscan 3-D unit, a MAXscan laser scanner for large parts, to car manufacturer Daimler Automotive Co. in China.

Daimler Automotive will use the MAXscan to quality control sheet metal and passenger compartments, execute gap and flush analysis and check parts. The Chinese automaker also expanded its suite of quality control instruments with a HandyPROBE portable optical CMM, which will be used to inspect jigs and fixtures.

“This sale represents a new breakthrough for us in what is now the largest auto market in the world, and it confirms our position of world leader in 3-D scanning and optical measurement,” said President Charles Mony.