MONTREAL — EADS and Creaform (www.creaform3d.com) have entered into a technological partnership covering 3D optical measurement for aerospace and defense applications. This five-year agreement provides for the development of innovative applications in the field of optical 3D measurement for non-destructive testing (NDT), test monitoring and form and surface measurement, applied to aeronautics, space and defense.
“EADS has successfully implemented Creaform’s 3D scanning and optical measurement technologies since 2008,” says Yann Barbaux, head of EADS Innovation Works. “The developments planned will enable EADS to reduce its development time cycle, create synergies and reduce the time-to-market of its new products.”
“Innovation and the development of 3D optical measurement is at the core of our growth strategy,” explains Charles Mony, president of Creaform. “This technological partnership with a world leader in aerospace and defense, in addition to the support that EADS Innovation Works will provide, will enable us to speed up our development process and focus our technological advances so to meet the needs of these particular sectors. As a young Canada-based company founded only 10 years ago, we are particularly pleased with EADS’s trust in us, and with potential side benefits of this agreement on our innovation capacity and the development of skilled labor in our region.”
“We are delighted to have concluded this agreement, which reflects EADS’ support to Canadian SMEs active in innovation and new technologies — a support that is necessary to ensure they are competitive on the international market,” says Pierre Delestrade, president and CEO of EADS Canada.