MaxSHOT 3D: Optical coordinate measuring system

PhotogrammetryThe MaxSHOT 3D™ portable optical coordinate measuring system is a complementary product that provides data accuracy and speed of photogrammetry to the wide range of applications already possible with Creaform technologies, especially when it comes to larger parts. Based on a simple series of 2D photos, the MaxSHOT 3D makes it possible to quickly and easily generate a highly accurate positioning model of your part, which significantly increases 3D measurement accuracy with the measurement volume enabled by other Creaform portable 3D measurement technologies.

The system combines the MaxSHOT 3D photogrammetric video camera with the VXshot™ processing software module, which features an extremely simple data acquisition process that guides operators every step of the way.

With the MaxSHOT 3D, the notable accuracy of photogrammetry is made available to anyone, to get the best out of all Creaform technologies: 3D scanning and probing! It’s your shot at photogrammetry!

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  • Compatible will all Creaform scanning and probing systems
  • Maximum accuracy possible in all Creaform technologies thanks to photogrammetry
  • Light and portable
  • Real-time visualization and validation of acquired data
  • Step-by-step operation entirely guided by the VXshot module

Technical specifications

  MaxSHOT 3D™
Volumetric Accuracy 0.025 mm/m (1) (0.0003 in./ft.)
Weight 0.44 kg (1.0 lb.)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 136 x 153 x 76 mm (5.4 x 6.0 x 3.0 in.)
HandyPROBE Next™|Elite  
Volumetric Accuracy 0.044 mm + 0.025 mm/m
(0.0017 in. + 0.0003 in./ft.)
HandySCAN 700™  
Volumetric Accuracy 0.020 mm + 0.025 mm/m
(0.0008 in. + 0.0003 in./ft.)
MetraSCAN 750™​|Elite  
Volumetric Accuracy 0.044 mm + 0.025 mm/m (0.0017 in. + 0.0003 in./ft.)
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(1) Based on the VDI 2634 standard.

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Case study

Performing quality control in the Gobi desert with photogrammetry

Performing quality control in the Gobi desert with photogrammetry

Tianwei New Energy’s mission is to build modern, large-scale photovoltaic facilities to supply usable solar power throughout China. It researches, manufactures, sells and services midstream and downstream products related to PV solar energy, including crystalline silicon wafers, PV cells, modules, and PV systems engineering.

The company is currently building a solar energy base, that will occupy over 67 hectares of land, have a capacity of 1GW wafers, 1GW batteries and 1GW modules, and be worth over USD $1 billion. Construction is to be completed by the end of 2015.

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See our quality control technologies in action in our videos. Get the information you need in our brochures and learn more about the technology fundamentals behind our portable 3D measurement solutions in our white papers.