Creaform offers equipment to engineering education

Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has declared that it will sponsor 12 engineering students’ projects. In its 3rd year, Creaform’s Student Project Sponsorship Program received more than 85 applications from over 100 student teams around the world. Creaform is investing even further to offer its recipients the very best in portable optical 3D measurement technologies.

Selected teams are participating in competitions, such as Aero Design, Clean Snowmobile, Formula (Hybrid, Electric), Baja, Supermileage—part of SAE’s Collegiate Design Series — as well as other diversified projects. This year’s sponsored teams will get access to Creaform’s flagship metrology-grade 3D scanner, the HandySCAN 3D, which is used by leading manufacturing companies around the world. Whether they want to digitize existing parts, improve the quality of their designs, validate the accuracy of their manufacturing methods, or perform finite element analysis (FEA), the possibilities in 3D measurement are endless.

The selected teams hail from over 8 different countries, such as China, Japan and Australia—a first for the program—and have received a complete package that includes: HandySCAN 700, VXmodel and VXinspect, Technical Support and Training.

Moreover, each team will be paired with one of Creaform’s experienced application engineers who will act as a mentor by providing advice and practical know-how when needed. “As a former mechanical engineering student, I am extremely proud to be offering the next generation of engineers the unique opportunity to experience the performance of professional-grade tools,” said François Leclerc, Product Manager and head of the educational program. “Not everyone gets to experience such high-level technology first hand, even when working in the industry.”