Levis, Canada - Creaform has acquired ActiCM, a Grenoble, France-based manufacturer and marketer of 3D measurement systems, including non-contact robotic 3D measurement, contact optical measurement, and motion capture.
The acquisition of ActiCM technology will enable Creaform and its European subsidiary Euroform France to consolidate its position in the field of 3D control. The photogrammetry-based technology developed by ActiCM allows the 3D control of manufactured parts using simple images of the object to be controlled. This technology is invaluable, particularly in the automotive and aeronautics fields, both in the control of manufactured parts and the means of production.
With this acquisition, Creaform is said to be the only company on the market to offer such a wide range of 100 percent optical technology. The company’s product list has been enriched by such new offerings as the Actiris portable optical measurement system and the Advent robotic non-contact optical measurement system.
“It was a strategic decision for Creaform,” says Creaform president Charles Mony. “It means we can enter two exciting new areas, since we’ll be integrating ActiCM’s complementary Actiris and Advent coordinate measurement systems into our lineup. And with the valuable expertise of ActiCM’s staff, we can offer a wider range of services as well.”