The company went against nearly 5,000 entries to scoop the Red Dot Award: Product Design for 2015, which benchmarks and recognises the innovation efforts of forward-thinking companies in product development and design.
In its 60th year, the Red Dot is the largest and one of the most influential independent product competitions in the world and attracted over 1,900 participants.
Creaform’s winning HandySCAN 3D handheld scanner, the fastest and most reliable self-positioning metrology-grade scanner for industrial applications, was acclaimed for its forward-thinking design.
The scanner boats in-line configuration, compact and lightweight design for maximum freedom of movement and is designed to ensure intuitive ease of use and speed of execution. The scanner can work under a range of complex conditions and includes an integrated colour LED distance meter to inform users of proper scanning distance without losing focus from the desired object. In addition multi-function buttons ensure increased user efficiency and complete integration with Creaform’s 3D software platform, VXelements.
“We had to set aside our current paradigms and challenge each aspect of the product’s design to meet the evolving needs of our current clients—and particularly unspoken needs of various market segments as a whole” explained François Lessard, Nicolas Lebrun and Yoakim Martin, the two industrial designers and mechanical engineer who spearhead the HandySCAN 3D’s design and mechanical development. “We are thrilled that our design and technical prowess in 3D measurement technologies has been acknowledged by such a reputable organization.”
HandySCAN 3D scanners can be used in a variety of applications, including design, prototyping, testing and simulation, assembly and production, quality control, reverse engineering, architecture and preservation, restoration and digital archiving.
Simon Côté, Product Manager for the HandySCAN 3D added: “This recognition underscores the hard work of our employees as well as just how attuned our R&D is to market needs. Creaform is continuing to redefine 3D measurement—and the Red Dot Award: Product Design for 2015 is a testament to this excellence.”