Discover the fastest and most accurate 3D scanner and portable CMM for shop floor environments

Speed and accuracy combined with versatility

The MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner line-up is specifically designed for manufacturing and metrology professionals who do not want to compromise on quality or efficiency. It can withstand any production environment, including shop floor vibrations, part movements and environmental instability—all while accelerating 3D measurement workflows. This optical CMM scanner has been engineered to perform highly accurate and repeatable metrology-grade measurements and 3D geometrical surface inspections.

When paired with the HandyPROBE, Creaform’s handheld optical coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) with probing capabilities, users can also harness the power of both 3D scanning and probing for complete, end-to-end inspection processes.


Get the ultimate portable metrology-grade 3D scanner for product development and quality control.


Creaform’s worldwide support, repair, and calibration metrology centres

Creaform’s metrology centres are located around the world and offer the following services* in different languages:

  • Software and hardware technical support helpline
  • 3D scanner basic and advanced repair
  • Equipment maintenance, tuning and calibration
  • Loaner services
  • 3D scanner component replacement
  • Parts reselling
  • Warranty renewal

* Services may vary depending on each metrology center.

Developed using rigorous manufacturing processes

Creaform designs, manufactures, and calibrates the MetraSCAN 3D with the most sophisticated quality management system and according to internationally recognized standards, the ISO 9001 and ISO 17025.

The MetraSCAN 3D’s acceptance test are based on VDI\VDE 2634, which is ISO 17025 accredited to guarantee traceability aligned with international standards.

Each MetraSCAN 3D is delivered with a personalized certification and fully documented test results.

Product and support based on international metrology standards

At Creaform, product and service quality is our top priority. Being pioneers in portable 3D measurement technologies, we are committed to exceeding our customer requirements by developing innovative solutions.

We are invested in continuously improving processes, setting new standards for the industry and ensuring full satisfaction of our clientele.

3D scanning solutions designed for manufacturers’ unique needs

Creaform’s 3D scanning solutions address the 3D measurement requirements for each stage of the manufacturing process

Technical Specifications

MetraSCAN 3D’s innovative technology enables unprecedented accuracy, simplicity, portability, speed and efficiency for 3D inspections in your production environment. 3D measurements of a variety of complex parts, sizes, materials and finishes has never been this easy.

Innovating technology that provides accuracy, simplicity, portability as well as real speed to your metrology-grade applications.

MetraSCAN 357™ MetraSCAN BLACK™ MetraSCAN BLACK™|Elite
Accuracy(1) Up to 0.040 mm(0.0016 in) 0.035 mm(0.0014 in) 0.025 mm(0.0009 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2)
9.1 m3 (320 ft3)
0.086 mm(0.0034 in) 0.086 mm(0.0034 in) 0.064 mm(0.0025 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2)
16.6 m3 (586 ft3)
0.122 mm(0.0048 in) 0.122 mm(0.0048 in) 0.078 mm(0.0031 in)
Volumetric accuracy with MaxSHOT Next™|Elite(3) 0.060 mm + 0.015 mm/m(0.0024 in + 0.00018 in/ft) 0.044 mm + 0.015 mm/m(0.0017 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Probing accuracy with HandyPROBE Next (4) 0.030 mm(0.0012 in) 0.030 mm(0.0012 in) 0.025 mm(0.0009 in)
Measurement resolution 0.100 mm(0.0039 in) 0.025 mm(0.0009 in)
Mesh resolution 0.200 mm(0.0078 in) 0.100 mm(0.0039 in)
Measurement rate 480,000 measurements/s 800,000 measurements/s 1,800,000 measurements/s
Light source 7 red laser crosses 7 blue laser crosses 15 blue laser crosses(+ 1 extra line)
Laser class 2M(eye-safe)
Scanning area 275 x 250 mm(10.8 x 9.8 in) 310 x 350 mm(12.2 x 13.8 in)
Stand-off distance 300 mm(11.8 in)
Depth of field 200 mm(7.9 in) 250 mm(9.8 in)
Part size range (recommended) 0.2–6 m (0.7–20 ft)
Software VXelements
Output formats .dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .zpr, .3mf
Compatible software(5) 3D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions), InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks), Metrologic Group (Metrolog X4), New River Kinematics (Spatial Analyzer), Verisurf, Dassault Systèmes (CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS), PTC (Creo), Siemens (NX, Solid Edge), Autodesk (Inventor, PowerINSPECT)
Weight Scanner: 1.38 kg (3.0 lb)Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb) Scanner: 1.49 kg (3.28 lb)Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
Dimensions(LxWxH) Scanner: 289 x 235 x 296 mm (11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)Probe: 68 x 157 x 340 mm (2.7 x 6.2 x 13.4 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 BLACK and MetraSCAN 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 357: Typical value for diameter measurement on a calibrated sphere artefact

  • MetraSCAN BLACK and MetraSCAN 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. MetraSCAN 357: Value for sphere spacing measurement on calibrated length artefacts.

  • 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.

  • HandyPROBE Next and HandyPROBE Next|Elite performance assessment (ISO 17025 accredited) is based on partial procedure per ISO 10360-12 standard: Probing size error (6.2) and Length error (6.4). Performance is assessed on traceable sphere and length artefacts.

  • Also compatible with all major metrology, CAD, and computer graphic software through mesh and point cloud import.

3D scanning software


The MetraSCAN 3D 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 in a simplified, feature-rich data processing environment.

Scan-to-CAD software module to finalize and prepare 3D scan data for use in any 3D printing or CAD solution
Dimensional inspection software module for first article inspections or quality control