Fast and accurate 3D scanning solutions for automated quality control

Detect Quality Issues Faster and Make Better Decisions

Designed for automated quality control applications, the R-Series™ 3D scanning solutions are perfect for manufacturing companies who want to increase their productivity by measuring more dimensions on more parts without compromising on accuracy.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R™ is a powerful, innovative robot-mounted optical CMM scanner that can be seamlessly integrated into automated quality control processes for at-line inspection in mass production. Its cutting-edge technology enables manufacturing companies to detect quality issues faster.

The CUBE-R™ leverages the power of the MetraSCAN 3D-R in a high-productivity industrial measuring cell that has been designed to be integrated into factories for at-line inspections. Compared to traditional CMMs, the CUBE-R is much faster, providing a gain in productivity and better efficiency.


Looking for a custom or a turnkey solution for automated quality control?

The MetraSCAN 3D-R and CUBE-R deliver unmatched results across the board.

Technical Specifications
MetraSCAN-R BLACK™|Elite MetraSCAN-R BLACK™|Elite HD
Accuracy(1) 0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2) (based on working volume) 9.1 m3 (320 ft3) 0.064 mm (0.0025 in)
16.6 m3 (586 ft3) 0.078 mm (0.0031 in)
Volumetric accuracy with MaxSHOT Next™|Elite(3) 0.044 mm + 0.015 mm/m (0.0017 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Measurement resolution 0.025 mm (0.0009 in) 0.015 mm (0.0006 in)
Mesh resolution 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) 0.050 mm (0.0018 in)
Measurement rate 1,800,000 measurements/s 3,000,000 measurements/s
Light source 45 blue laser lines 69 blue laser lines
Laser class 2M (eye-safe)
Scanning area 310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in) 170 x 190 mm (6.7 x 7.5 in)
Stand-off distance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Depth of field 250 mm (9.8 in) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Weight Scanner: 2.91 kg (6.41 lbs) Scanner + Calibration bar: 4.26 kg (9.39 lbs) C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lbs)
Inertia Limit J6: 0.221 Kg-m2 (5.24 lb-ft2) J6: 2.250 Kgf-cm-s2 (1.95 lbf-in-s2)
Dimensions (LxWxH) Scanner: 289 x 235 x 296 mm (11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in) C-Track: 1031 x 181 x 148 mm (40.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 in)
Operating temperature range 5–40°C (41–104°F)
Operating humidity range (non-condensing) 10-90%
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
Patents FR 2,838,198, EP (FR, UK, DE, IT) 1,492,995, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044
  • MetraSCAN-R BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Probing error performance is assessed with diameter measurement on traceable sphere artefacts.

  • MetraSCAN-R BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Sphere-spacing error is assessed with traceable length artefacts by measuring these at different locations and orientations within the working volume.

  • The volumetric accuracy performance of the system when using a MaxSHOT 3D cannot be superior to the default volumetric accuracy performance for a given model.

Robot-Mounted optical CMM scanners for automated quality control

Two scanners Unique specialities

Best 3D scanner for parts with a lot of surfaces
The MetraSCAN-R BLACK™ΙElite takes 3D scanning to the next level. It incorporates 45 laser lines in a large field of view for fast data acquisition times. The MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite is perfect for components with lots of geometries, varying types of materials and finishes, including big castings, large automotive and heavy industries parts or any other complex components or assemblies.

  • Light source 45 laser lines

  • Measurement rate 1,800,000 measurements/s

  • Scanning area 310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in)


Best 3D scanner for parts with many edges, trims, and boundaries
Based on the same high-performance technology as the MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite, the MetraSCAN-R BLACK™ΙElite HD features increased resolution to even better address the needs of the automotive market. Designed with an optimized field of view, the MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite HD offers increased performance levels in terms of speed and repeatability for challenging applications, such as 3D measurements on sheet metal parts.

  • Light source 69 laser lines

  • Measurement rate 3,000,000 measurements/s

  • Scanning area 190 x 170 mm (7.5 x 6.7 in)

Discover our solutions for your automated quality control

Different configurations to answer your needs
The complete turnkey solution for automated quality control

The CUBE-R leverages the power of the MetraSCAN 3D-R in a high-productivity measuring cell ready to be installed into the manufacturing process. Its robust design is adapted to industrial environments and optimized for shop-floor inspections. VXscan-R’s easy-to-use interface maximizes automatic inspections and minimizes interactions with operators.

  • Easy to use
  • Robust design
  • Optional asset protection
  • Operating with VXscan-R

Our CUBE-R solutions

Different configurations to fit your needs

The CUBE-R is offered in different configurations depending on the level of integration required for the measuring cell. Custom layouts of the CUBE-R components are also available to fit your specific needs in terms of dimensions and security. Whether designed around an industrial or a collaborative robot, all custom layouts are compatible with VXscan-R.

Integrated solutions featuring the MetraSCAN 3D-R

3D scanning CMM adaptable to inspection needs, industry specificities and manufacturing processes. Compatible with robots of any brand and model it is the perfect solution for robot system integrators.

Integrated solutions – Collaborative robot

Designed for users taking their first steps into automation, this turnkey solution features the MetraSCAN 3D-R mounted on a collaborative robot (Cobot). It addresses the specific needs of small and medium businesses looking for simple robotic deployment. Ideal for a metrology lab where space is limited, the automated measuring system does not require a safety enclosure, which also makes it a more affordable solution.

  • Easy to install, simple to deploy
  • Light & compact design
  • Safe for users
  • Supported by VXscan-R

Cobot installation and layout optimization: Creaform also offers its expertise for the installation of cobots and ensures the optimization of custom layouts, from ultra-specific laboratory inspection to fully automated robot-assisted quality control.

Integrated solutions – Industrial robot

Free from a rigid measurement setup, the MetraSCAN 3D-R is engineered for industrial automation in shop-floor conditions. The powerful, innovative optical CMM scanner can bemounted onto any industrial robot and addresses all types of integration projects produced incollaboration with system integrators

  • Maximized productivity and throughput
  • Increased reach (bigger part size range)
  • Rugged design”
3D scanning software


The MetraSCAN 3D-R seamlessly operates with VXelements, a fully integrated, user-friendly 3D scanning software platform. VXelements’s range of advanced modules let you leverage all the dimensional information captured by MetraSCAN 3D-R in a simplified, feature-rich data processing environment.

Software Module

Digital Twin Environment Software Module

VXscan-R is a reliable and accurate digital twin environment. It is useful for program preparation, scan parameters adjustments (speed, shutter time, and scan resolution), scan simulations and execution. With VXscan‑R’s scanning intelligence and dedicated functions, programming robot paths and optimizing the line of sight become easier and faster. Thanks to VXscan‑R, automated quality control is now accessible to non-experts, allowing them to solve programming issues and helping them feel confident when working with robotic systems.