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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Both awards attest to HandyPROBE’s performance versus traditional portable CMMs

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services, today announced that its optical portable CMM, HandyPROBE, has won two awards for being the best quality control product in its class: the MWP Advanced Manufacturing Award 2014 at MACH and the Prix du Copeau 2014 from the French magazine Machines Production.

Creaform developed the HandyPROBE portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) to increase the reliability and speed of measurement processes. Thanks to the integrated TRUaccuracyTM technology, which includes such features as dynamic referencing, automatic drift detection and alignment, the HandyPROBE can take highly accurate measurements in any work environment, regardless of vibrations, instabilities and thermal variations. What’s more, the HandyPROBE enables users to achieve substantial gains in productivity and cost savings; measurement errors can be reduced by up to 75% and a control time by a factor of 10.

The MWP Advanced Manufacturing Awards are a bi-annual event that is held in conjunction with the MACH exhibition in Birmingham (UK). The awards celebrate the most innovative solutions available at MACH across a variety of sectors. Creaform’s UK distributor, Measurement Solutions Limited, applied for the award with the HandyPROBE, highlighting the solution’s TRUaccuracyTM technology with dynamic referencing. The HandyPROBE won in the Quality Control Equipment category against both Hexagon and Renishaw.


One week before, the HandyPROBE won two prizes at the Prix du Copeau 2014, awarded by the French magazine, Machines Production at the Industrie Paris tradeshow. The Prix du Copeau honours suppliers’ innovation in helping improve the competitiveness and quality control performance of machining companies. The HandyPROBE again was recognized for its superior performance in quality control, winning second place in the general ranking and first place in the Quality Control Systems category. A jury composed exclusively of industrial machining professional selected the winners from 25 exhibiting companies.

For more information on Creaform’s HandyPROBE portable CMM, visit the Creaform web site. 

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014

HGS Automation to leverage Creaform’s 3D inspection solutions for its custom automation solutions

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services, and HGS Automation, a custom robotic solutions integrator with proven success in plant automation, announced that they have formed a strategic alliance.

HGS Automation will sell, integrate, and commission fully integrated Metrascan-R solutions, which provide robot-mounted optical CMM 3D scanners for automated inspection on and off the production line.

Based on the Metrascan 3D™ technology, the R (robot) version offers high accuracy, portability, and an intuitive interface to clients in need of 3D scanning devices for on-line measurements in the automotive and aerospace industries. HGS Automation also plans to offer custom solutions for clients in the heavy truck, rail, marine, medical, and general manufacturing industries.

Incorporating Creaform’s TRUaccuracy TM technology, the robotized inspection solutions offer HGS Automation customers the following benefits:

·         Speed: Automated inspection and quality control performed directly on production lines. 

·         Versatility: The solution can be fully configured and programmed (inspection programs) to meet inspection automation requirements for parts of various sizes and shapes.

·         Accuracy:  Highly-accurate measurements of up to 0.085 mm in shop floor conditions (no matter instability, vibrations, thermal variation, etc.). Accuracy is determined by the optical CMM scanner and independent from the robot.

·         Dynamic referencing: With the C-Track’s dynamic referencing mode, the coordinate system can be literally “locked” onto the part being measured, therefore maintaining part alignment during the entire scanning process regardless of the production conditions.

·         Automatic self-calibration: Simply positioning a certified gauge in the work envelope ensures constant accuracy during the systems entire life cycle.

·         Continuous parameter monitoring: Monitoring of parameters, such as temperature and accuracy, ensures constant device accuracy during a systems entire life.

The turnkey solutions offered by HGS Automation provide better quality, accuracy, and repeatability. Moreover, they reduce health and safety issues for repetitive tasks handled by humans. The agreement will definitely help both organizations to reach a larger spectrum of end users and provide a solid foundation for installations, support, and in-service support.

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Creaform, our PLM Marketplace partner, is releasing 2 teaching manuals customized for the needs of educators teaching at universities, colleges and technical schools around the world. 

The manuals cover theoretical and practical information on 3D measurement technologies and their uses in reverse engineering and quality control, which are crucial for the engineers and designers of tomorrow. A lab guide on how to use Creaform technologies is also included. The teaching manuals are currently available free of charge on the Creaform's Web site! 

The first manual covers the topic of Reverse Engineering, while the second focuses on applications for Quality Control. These comprehensive teaching manuals will certainly help educators to demystify the latest in 3D measurement technologies and describe their applications in a variety of industries.

Moreover, Creaform have created very attractive educator-specific offers that will make 3D measurement technologies accessible to all types of institutions. These offers include adapted maintenance packages as well as cost-effective plans for multiple systems that may be suitable to equip labs or classrooms.

“These initiatives are yet other concrete examples of how Creaform is committed to training the engineers, industrial designers, and QA specialists of tomorrow,” explained François Leclerc, Product Manager in charge of Education.

“In today’s hypercompetitive market, the complexity of product parts combined with customers requiring better product quality and faster turnaround times has generated an increased need for 3D scanning technologies and PCMM to be used in manufacturing processes. Professors, educators, and educational institutions need to remain at the forefront of advances in 3D scanning so as to better tailor their curricula for the innovators of tomorrow. Creaform provides the tools they need to bring their courses up to speed and the technologically advanced training level students have come to expect.”

For more information on Creaform’s dedication to teaching 3D measurement technology for the next generation of innovators, visit there web site.


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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

For those of you looking for some interesting reading during Summer time (and even after…), we have updated our blogroll. A few 3DS partners have launched their own blog where they share their views, insights, ideas,… on how 3D can change the world we live in.
This is pretty interesting and less formal/corporate than the usual talks we can have and an invitation to debate and express your opinion with the partner and the readers.

So now, update your bookmarks:

- AMD: discover the latest state-of-art 3D graphics cards brought to the market by AMD and fully compatible with Dassault Systèmes' solutions.
- CD-adapco: everything you wanted to know about Computational Fluids Dynamics (aka CFD) is explained here by CD-adapco.
- Creaform: 3D printing is making the buzz at the moment but did you ever consider a technology that works in pairs with it: 3D scanning? Discover the world of 3D handheld scanner with Creaform!
- Dimensional Controls Systems: those of you interested in the world of automotive or aerospace really have to discover the world of tolerance analysis, the world of DCS!
- Golaemhow will a crowd behave in such or such situation? This is the questions Golaem can answer thanks to its simulations tools!
- Theorem Solutions: ever wondered if it was possible to switch from a CAD system to another? Check out how with Theorem Solutions.

And of course, there is the Dassault Systèmes blog, the place to discover more 3D experiences, to learn more about the world of 3DS and share your vision of the 3D with the community!

Enjoy all these valuable sources of content and ways to exchange and have a great Summer time!

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

In more or less three weeks from now will take place the 50th edition of the Paris Air Show (17-23 June 2013, Le Bourget - France). Our solutions and those from Dassault Systèmes partners are massively used within the aerospace and defense industry: aircraft manufacturers, MRO, cabin design, etc...

There's no doubt we can't miss this major event and Dassault Systèmes will be present to demonstrate the value of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. But we won't be alone since some of our partners will be part of the journey too!

Photo ©Paris Air Show

We really encourage you to pay them a visit between two aircraft demos!

- ESI Group (virtual prototyping): Hall 4 BC 126
- Noomeo (3D handheld scanners): Hall 4 G 136
- Optis (light analysis): Hall 4 AB 76
- Tata Technologies Mexico (3DS Business Partner): Hall 3 B 80

Also, have a look at the list of events during the professional days, there are many topics of interest for our industry (use of composites, electrical harness design,...).

We hope you have your tickets and will enjoy the show!

The PLM MarketPlace Team
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

How often do engineers get the chance to make their most cherished yet craziest project a reality?

It’s exactly this opportunity Creaform is putting forward through the 2013 edition of its Put us to the test! contest. With this contest, companies both big and small can submit a 3D engineering project that truly challenges our experts! Among all the entries received, Creaform will select one project, which will be awarded $25,000 to make it happen, on top of our guidance and expertise.

Make sure you watch and share our video about the contest, which provides all the details. And while we’re at it, we’d love if you took a look at last year’s winning project, which enabled the Australian Institute of Sports to design a kayak that was custom fitted to Olympic athlete Jessica Fox. The project, made possible with the help of one of our application engineers, took Ms. Fox on the podium at the recent London Games, where she won the silver medal! Did her incredibly ergonomic kayak play a role in her victory?

Well, we don’t hate the idea.

The Creaform Team

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Monday, 19 November 2012

A few days after Orlando, we have now landed in Brussels where we are delighted to meet you for the 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM Europe. The agenda of these two days is pretty dense but it is really worth attending! (By the way, we had the chance to ear Joseph Pine in Orlando, we're sure you'll appreciate his speech too...).

We've just finished to set up the PLM MarketPlace booth in the Agora where we found a lot of logos we are familiar with. See by yourself, you will have the chance to meet 13 partners part of the PLM MarketPlace. Keonys, Tata Technologies, Technia, Processia and T-Systems on the PLM Solutions Partners (VARs) side. Geometric Ltd, IGE+XAO, OPTIS, Theorem Solutions, Transcat and AIRBUS CIMPA on the Software Partners side. Last but not least, our Technology Partners AMD and Noomeo will be there too to showcase their latest innovations.

Don't hesitate to stop by the PLM MarketPlace booth at any time, should you need more information about our partners or the program. We are here to help!

And, as for Orlando, follow the #3DXforum hashtag on Twitter to get live news from the forum!

See you tomorrow, now it is time for a "gaufre" and a "bière" :-)
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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Look at what our friend Fred spotted in the harbor of St Malo, France, during his summer holidays, a few days after the "Transat Quebec-St Malo":

Our partner Creaform was a sponsor of the boat "Defi Saint-Malo Agglo" skipped by Gilles Lamiré and with Creaform CEO, Charles Mony, part of the crew

These guys did a pretty good performance, racing the 2,897 nautical miles/5,365 kilometers from Quebec City (Canada) to Saint-Malo (France) in 11 days, 2 hours, 34 minutes and 4 seconds. They finished the race in the second position of their category!

Congratulations to the team!

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Wednesday, 09 May 2012

In parallel with the G20 summit that will be held next month, the G20 Yes will take place in Mexico from 2-5 June. The G20 Yes is a summit aiming at promoting young entrepreneurs from all around the world and finding the best ways to encourage entrepreneurship. 

Our partner Noomeo will be part of the French delegation. The 3D scanners manufacturer sees the G20 Yes as an unique opportunity to reach new markets such as the Americas. Today, 50% of the company's sales are made out of France and particularly in Asia.

After having massively invested 4M€ in R&D, Noomeo is now targeting the aerospace industry with prestigious customers such as Dassault Aviation. The company recently joined forces with Kineo (another Dassault Systèmes' partner) and Aerolia. Their goal is to develop a solution enabling an automatic control of plane's assembly.

All the PLM MarketPlace team congratulates Mr. Vincent Lemonde (Noomeo CEO) and his team for being part of this really future oriented summit!
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Monday, 05 March 2012

An international company and global leader in business aviation service has turned to 3D modeling of the plane’s interior to design, produce, and assemble Boeing B737 BBJ2 furnishings.

There were 2 steps to the project:

1. Conducting a full scan of the plane interior
A team of Creaform 3D scanning experts travelled to the client’s facilities in Germany, equipped with Handyscan 3D scanners, a Leica long-range scanner, MetraSCAN optical CMM 3D scanners with C-Track sensors and a MAXscan for the photogrammetry part. Once the data was acquired and compiled, the files were post-processed before being transferred to Creaform’s CAD Department in Lévis (Canada) for phase 2.

2. Creating 3D model files

Using CATIA V5 software, Creaform designers reconstructed the plane’s interior, including the various elements of the plane’s structure, such as floor beams and plates, frames, longerons, mechanisms, and various types of piping and wiring. Work was broken down into parts according to the plane’s sections. Using digital files, solid models of airplane elements were recreated. These solid models can be sectioned, and planes or surfaces can be built directly on top of them. For objects with continuous sections, solid models were generated either as an extruded section following a direction or as a scanned section following a trajectory. For non-continuous parts (e.g., in the case of certain mechanisms), the elements were broken down into basic pieces that could be redefined using simple geometric functions. Surface models were used to render some objects whose shapes were too complex. The surface models were then thickened to obtain solid models. In the case of this reconstruction, the degree of precision required enabled us to reuse reconstructed elements in different places, such as for the pulleys that guide the control cables.

Finally, all reconstruction files were assembled to produce a 3D model of a Boeing B737 interior, used by the aviation service company to design, produce, and assemble the plane’s interior furnishings to meet the needs of its demanding clientele.

Are you aware of similar projects (in the aerospace industry or not) using the same process? 

The Creaform Team

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Friday, 27 January 2012

You wanted to see the OptiNum 3D scanner live in action for a long time but never had the opportunity to see it?

Noomeo offers you the opportunity to feel the experience of live 3D scanning with OptiNum and all of this, right from your office or even from home!

You just need a computer and an internet connection to participate to a webinar session thanks to an ergonomic platform. Through the live broadcast of the camera and the PC of Noomeo, the demonstrator (Noomeo engineers, most of the time) will show you all the steps of a scan process with OptiNum. You will see by yourself how our solution interacts perfectly with your current of future CATIA configuration.

Noomeo offers you the choice between different themes:
- General demonstration of OptiNum
- Demonstration in a reverse engineering process
- Demonstration in a CAD compare process

Now, it’s up to you to choose the session that fits the best with your needs.
The Noomeo team will propose you a date within the next two weeks.

Please register from the Noomeo website and then just sit back, relax and enjoy the demo!

The Noomeo team

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Wednesday, 03 August 2011

One of the mottos of PLM MarketPlace has always been "Connecting Partners". We believe that joining forces is the best way to deliver all the value companies can bring to customers. This is what Dassault Systèmes and its ecosystem do.

Today, we would like to share a story we are quiet proud of. You have surely heared of Noomeo, a French 3D scanners manufacturer. They are very active on the PLM MarketPlace blog. Thanks to the PLM MarketPlace, Noomeo found a new business partner located several thousands kilometers away from Toulouse, where they are based!

Noomeo signed a distribution agreement with MediaTec (Mexico) at le Bourget Airshow last June. Both companies came to each other thanks to the PLM MarketPlace of Dassault Systèmes. "The long term cooperation inside the Dassault Systèmes ecosystem gives back results in terms of networking and partners around the world", said Vincent LEMONDE, CEO of Noomeo. 

"MediaTec is proud to represent Noomeo in this area of the world. In Mexico, both the education and industrial markets grow very fast. The orientation of OptiNum and NumiSoft toward the industrial needs corresponds perfectly to the expectations of the customers of MediaTec", said Alfred RODRIGUEZ President of MediaTec.

Bringing Noomeo's solutions to the Mexican market is clearly a great achievement for both companies and will, of course, benefit to local customers. The web has the power to reduce time and distances but when talking about business, proximity and contact in real life are key, don't you agree?

Noomeo and the PLM MarketPlace teams
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Wednesday, 06 July 2011

During the 7th edition of the "National Commercial Performance" week, Noomeo was awarded the trophy for the best international commercial performance.

The company was recognized for its strong worldwide network of resellers, with presence in Canada, Brazil, Taiwan, Russia, China, Turkey,...). This network is strengthened by the PLM MarketPlace VARs allowed to resell Noomeo's solutions.

From June 6th to June 10th, 2011, the 7th edition of the National Week of the Commercial Performance took place in Toulouse, south of France. Organized every year by the French Business Leaders Association ("Dirigents Commerciaux de France"), this event aims at promoting the commercial function and rewarding the performance of French companies. 

The Noomeo Team

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Monday, 13 June 2011

Here is our last NumiSoft 2011 new feature introduction. Today, we'll speak about sharp edges refinement.

From 2010 with NumiSoft you captured 3D without having any possibility to identify specific geometrical aspects at the scanned object.

Now with NumiSoft 2011 you have access to expect functions dedicated to the refinement of sharp edges. This will help you in your reverse engineering process for surfaces identification.

The closer to the real geometry, the easier your reverse engineering process will be.

So, now, let us go back in time and remember you what NumiSoft is (almost) all about:

- Controlled Individual Shoots

- Quality Control of  Measurement Process

- Reconstruction Quality Report

- Make sure your scan is of best quality

- Sharp Edges Refinement 

What do you think about NumiSoft 2011? Do you share our excitement? Does it open new perspectives in your business?

Tell us!

The Noomeo Team

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Monday, 06 June 2011

Our tour of the new features of NumiSoft 2011 is almost done now and it is time to discover the 4th innovation brought by our brand new software.

From 2010 with NumiSoft you captured 3D without any access to the source information.

Now with NumiSoft 2011, you can access at any time, to 4 pictures representing the source information captured by the two cameras of OptiNum.

One set of picture contains the pattern information used for 3D reconstruction, the other set is used for auto-positionning and texture information.

If your row pattern information is blurred, the final result will certainly not be good enough: try again!

If you get areas hyper-exposed (flash lob), you may get holes in the point cloud: try again too!

"3D made easy", isn't it? ;-)

The Noomeo Team

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Monday, 30 May 2011

We continue our exploration of Noomeo's NumiSoft 2011 new capabilities.

Since 2010, with NumiSoft, you have been able to capture 3D without any possibility to access the quality of the registration of the point clouds together.
Now, with NumiSoft 2011, you access to the average distance between point clouds after registration.

Moreover, you can export this “quality report” in order to keep this information associated to the 3D point cloud.

Pretty useful feature, isn't it?

The Noomeo Team.

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Monday, 23 May 2011

It's Monday meaning it's time to discover the second new feature brought by Noomeo NumiSoft 2011. Last week, we introduced the "Controlled Individual Shoots" tool, allowing to store 500 000 points per view.

Today's new feature is called "Quality Control of Measurement Process". From 2010 with NumiSoft you captured 3D without any quality control. Now with NumiSoft 2011 you get a quick overview of the measurement quality thanks to a colorimetric vision that represents 3D point.

Blue is the highest quality and red is the lowest quality. 

If you get only red points, then... try again!

Don't forget to visit the PLM MarketPlace blog Monday next week to discover the third new feature of NumiSoft 2011.

The Noomeo Team.
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Monday, 16 May 2011

As announced Friday last week, today is the day to unveil the first new feature of our brand new NumiSoft 2011. Today we'll speak about "controlled individual shoots".

In 2010, NumiSoft allowed you to capture 3D to video streaming. Now with NumiSoft 2011, you measure 3D geometry with controlled individual shoots. This evolution allows to store 500 000 points per shoot giving highly accurate points clouds.

You can now get accurate results, using an easy capture process, while controlling 100% of the measured data. 

See you next week, same time, same place, to discover the second new feature brought by NumiSoft 2011!

The Noomeo Team
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Friday, 13 May 2011

A few weeks ago, Noomeo announced the release of its brand new software: NumiSoft 2011. NumiSoft 2011 offers now an optimized and 100% controlled process, requires less preparation time and brings a unique adaptability in the scanner arena.

Now, it is time to reveal the new version of our software for acquisition and treatment of 3D data! With this new version, Noomeo facilitates even more the life of its customers by reducing the time of preparation and securing the acquisition.

Be patient, soon you will know more details about NumiSoft 2011! We will release a key new feature of NumiSoft 2011 per week, starting Monday, May 16th!

So, stick around the PLM MarketPlace blog!

The Noomeo Team

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Friday, 15 April 2011

Inventis is an engineering company specialized in digital design. It is equipped with CATIA software for the design studies and 3DVIA Composer for the creation of instructions of assembly for design. Inventis has a real know-how for: 
- Industrialization projects 
- Prototypes and specific engine research 
- On site statement and scanning

Inventis is a subcontractor of Alstom in Belfort (France) in the field of big power’s plants on production sites. The company was in charge to help them measure important parts of the alternators currently in maintenance process.

The company had chosen to acquire the OptiNum 3D scanner through the company Keonys, a distributor of Noomeo, and also the main distributor of Dassault Systèmes software solutions in France.

We looked for a scanning solution as a complement to our manual method. The intervention on the alternator is complicated and requires to find one hundred of measures, but certain parts are inaccessible for us due to their geometry. Thanks to the 3D OptiNum scanner, we can make the measures on complex forms, as for example one "slanted circle» and a stator bar (picture). We made our first measures at the end of 2010 with the OptiNum scanner on General Electric machines in the United States. The results are very positive. We imported the point clouds file on a CATIA’s module and proceeded to the reconstruction of a RDS surface to get a 3D CAD model”, explains Pascal Breniaux, founder and manager of Inventis.

Ergonomic, so flexible and very successful product, a training day is enough for mastering the tool.

The OptiNum 3D scanner’s use opens for us new markets for very specialized services. Three hours were enough to scan the stator bar in the United States in real situation. In our return, we presented positive results to our Alstom customer. Create 3D digital models and allow our customer to participate in the international calls for niche markets are a new realistic challenge. We are now ready for this challenge”, concludes Pascal Breniaux.

Stay tuned for all the next news of Noomeo!

The Noomeo team

Inventis is a Keonys customer.

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Friday, 08 April 2011

As announced in our previous blogpost, we unveiled this week NumiSoft 2011, the new version of NumiSoft. As expected, it is a success! The "Industrie" Tradeshow in Lyon, France, is the place to be at the moment and our team performs live demos of our 3D handheld scanner all day long.

It's an 100% user controlled process that NumiSoft 2011 offers you! This new version brings innovative features such as: 
- point cloud adaptative sampling
- best point sampling and a brand new function, 
- the sharp edges refinement
It's not too late! Join us in Lyon on booth 9Q66 to see and test it by yourself!

During the tradeshow, we met a company based in Montauban, near Toulouse, where we are located in the South West of France. This common point made us build strong links very quickly! This meeting ended by sharing a bottle of Côte du Rhone with a "tablier du sapeur" in a lyonnese "bouchon", typical restaurant.

The day couldn't end better than with some good French cuisine!

See you soon for more news from Noomeo !

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Friday, 01 April 2011

From April 5th to April 8th, the Noomeo team welcomes you at the Industrie tradeshow which takes place in Eurexpo, Lyon (France).

As you may have seen on the latest news of the PLM MarketPlace, Noomeo has been preparing this new version of its product named NumiSoft during the last few months. This tradeshow is a unique opportunity for you to discover all the brand new improvements of our solution. Don't miss it!

We're really looking forward to meeting you there! If you want to assist to a live demonstration of NumiSoft 2011, feel free to contact us by dialing +33 6 76 07 86 01 or just stop by our booth! Our team will be more than happy to meet you at our booth n°9Q66.

See you in Lyon!

The Noomeo Team

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Friday, 24 December 2010

Discover in the attached video the Life Like Experience story told by a Dassault Systèmes team and based on Noomeo's history.

That perfect and brilliant play tolds the adventure of the OptiNum product from its original concept to its mass production, including the design experience. The OptiNum scanner took place in the center of this play illustrating the global CATIA solutions.

Click on the image to download the video! Broadband only (632Mo)

Get out the popcorn and enjoy the show!

The Noomeo Team

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Friday, 10 December 2010

As you read in Alexandre's "ECF2010: first agora tour" blogpost, Noomeo was present at this major customer event, as a Dassault Systèmes' technological partner. We were delighted to welcome visitors at our booth, showing the value and capabilities of the OptiNum 3D scanner. In addition, Ludovic BRETHES, our CSO, held a conference in partnership with Dassault Aviation, about "Automatic control of complex assembly using 3D Digital Mockup and Scanning". As you can see, around 90 people were happy to discover this new and promising cooperation:

For the 3rd year, Noomeo participated at the Euromold trade show in Frankfurt (Germany), from December 1st to 4th, 2010. Once again, it’s a new success for OptiNum and our team!

The OptiNum 3D scanner "shines" and "flashes" again thanks to its innovative features, in front of the 60.000 visitors coming from all around the world. The rich diversity among the exhibitors present this year confirms us the importance of OptiNum's place in the industrial market. The different experts from Moldmaking and Tooling to Design and Application Development were mainly interested by the new features related to "edge measurement" and "point clouds regular sampling".

But... during the show, the elements were against us! We faced flights delays due to the snow which led to some luggage lost, set up the booth in the middle of the night, all of this in a cold and icy weather... We, living in Toulouse and its 20°C in early December, we are not used to that :-). Nevertheless, we found some energy and were in the starting blocks, ready to welcome you!

See you next year!

The Noomeo team

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Among others like the Parrot™ UAV and the fan/air amplifier of Dyson™, OptiNum was labelized for its original design.

Organized by the APCI (French agency for the promotion of industrial creation), the Design Observeur is a privileged meeting place for design since 1999, where excellence is rewarded with stars and labels for the best designs of the year.

A quick reminder for those who ignore it: the latest design of the OptiNum scanner was made, in a global and collaborative approach, in cooperation with the Design Studio team of Dassault Systèmes.

Thank you and congratulations to the Design Studio team of Dassault Systèmes! And don't miss the next step of development of the Noomeo products!

The Noomeo Team

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Noomeo, together with its partners Dassault Systèmes, Raison Pure and Strate Collège Designers, introduced the concept of «Beyond ideas : When virtual sublimates the beauty experience» in the BEYOND BEAUTY – Creative Trade Show that took place in Paris from September 13th to 15th, 2010.

Noomeo's partners, with their respective skills, illustrated this concept using the lifecycle of a cosmetic object, from its design to its market launch and promotion. Noomeo introduced its OptiNum 3D scanner technology at different steps of the industrial process: design and marketing, production quality control, virtual customer experience.

Thanks to their cooperation with Dassault Systèmes, the team made of Noomeo , Strate Collège Designers and Raison Pure were able to federate this concept into a coherent software suite. The message was very well received by the cosmetic industry and by the designers. Noomeo expects significant returns from the introduction of this 3D scanning innovative technology in this fast growing business.

More than words, let's enjoy a live demo of Noomeo's OptiNum performed at Beyond Beauty Paris 2010!

The Noomeo Team

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Thursday, 09 September 2010

You've got an idea, you've got a project, you've got talent but you don't have the means to make it come true? Then, you should read this blogpost until the end (like you did with all the previous ones ;-)).

Our partner Creaform is one of the leaders in the field of 3D scanning with its wide range of 3D handheld scanners, including EXAscan, MAXscan, REVscan, UNIscan and VIUscan, all available on the PLM MarketPlace. They also have expertise in long-range scanning, inspection, reverse engineering, design, FEA, and so on.

Until October 1st, 2010, submit the project of your dreams to Creaform and they offer to help you make it real! Among all the competitors, 3 entries will be selected and offered the following prizes:
- One (1) Nothing is impossible! Prize (a value of 20,000$) 
- Two (2) Consider it done! Prizes (a value of 2,000$ each)

If you think Creaform can help you with its powerful solutions, don't hesitate anymore, submit your project! Visit the "Creaform - Put us to the test! 2010 Challenge" to know more and apply!

We wish you all good luck and don't hesitate to come back here to tell us you're one of the three winners!

Anthony Rosendo, on behalf of the PLM MarketPlace Team
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Monday, 14 June 2010

On May, 12th 2010 took place the DS PLM FORUM in Slovenia. For Noomeo, present as a sponsor, this was the opportunity to meet CAD-CAM companies, Dassault Systèmes' solutions distributor. This meeting has been an opportunity for “live” in common demonstrations on Noomeo booth, which presented point clouds acquisition thanks to OptiNum scanner and data integration in the CATIA platform.

Noomeo booth @ PLM Forum Slovenia

From May 26th to 27th, 2010, was held DS PLM FORUM in Czech Republic. Noomeo, as a sponsor, got the chance to meet Technodat, a Dassault Systèmes VAR. From this collaboration was born for Noomeo the opportunity to become known in this region of EMEA, as Technodat would like to integrate Noomeo supply in its next communications.

Noomeo booth @ PLM Forum Czech-Republic

Noomeo attended to the DS PLM FORUM in Belgium on June, 2nd 2010. The innovative company participated in partnership with Keonys, a Noomeo solutions distributor, and first Dassault Systèmes solutions distributor and integrator in Belgium. This association has been a success thanks to common “live” demonstrations where visitors were introduced to a complete process: the combination between 3D OptiNum scanner point clouds acquisition and the integration of these data for use in CATIA.

On June, 9th 2010, took place 2 events at DS Campus in Paris: “Les Rencontres” (the French event for Customers) through a conference on the V6 and last Dassault Systèmes news and also “La Tribu” presenting a panorama of Dassault Systèmes 3D and virtual technologies for the children of its customers.
Noomeo team had the pleasure to be on “La Tribu” way with its OptiNum 3D scanner. This was an opportunity to share an unique 3D experience with children: scanning their faces with OptiNum, followed, in partnership with IMMERSION, by exploitation and manipulation of 3D face in their Holocubtile.
In parallel to this animation, M.Vincent LEMONDE, Noomeo CEO, in partnership with Dassault Systèmes represented by M. Sébastien ROSEL, head of Design Studio designers, have participated to a conference session on “Co-Design Engineering”.

Did you have the opportunity to meet us at one of these events? Do you want to know more about the potential of 3D scanners for your business? Then don't hestitate to leave comments here, we'd love to talk about it with you!

The Noomeo Team

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Wednesday, 05 May 2010

Dassault Systèmes sets up PLM Forums every year. Those forums allow our partners, VARs and Customers to connect and interact.

During plenary sessions, attendees will discover new DS strategic orientations, product releases, evolutions and more. Other sessions will be animated by partners introducing product description, customer testimony, and so on.

Ready, Steady, go!

From May 2010 to the end of the year, there will be PLM Forums in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), Israel Forum took place in February of this year. In the coming two months no less than seven PLM Forums are scheduled, from Nordics to Italy through Germany, France and Eastern EMEA.

Nordics and Eastern EMEA on the starting blocks

The closest PLM Forum will take place in Sweden. Actually, Anthony, the PLM MarketPlace Project Leader will be there to present the program, how it works and the benefits that everybody can get from it.

Dassault Systemes' Slovenia and Czech Republic will launch the Eastern EMEA PLM Forum in the second half of May (May, 12 in Slovenia and May, 26-27 in Czech Republic). Our reseller partners Dytron, Technodat, Idiada and T-Systems will be part of the Czech PLM Forum.

Noomeo, our hardware partner providing 3D scanners and Objet, providing 3D printers, will be sponsor of all Eastern EMEA PLM Forums (Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland).

Both 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies offer low impact 3D to manufacturing technologies compared to traditional technics. If you want to understand and discuss the benefits of sustainable innovation with our partners, we will be pleased to welcome you at our PLM Forums.

Keep in touch
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Monday, 08 March 2010

A story by Creaform

That’s the (very philosophical) question that was casually thrown on Creaform's team meeting table back about a year ago, as we were trying to find a way to stretch our legs with a project that would pose a technical challenge to our team and soothe our fast-developing Olympic fever, all in one stroke.
We had just read an article from the CBC News Website presenting the winner of the contest to design the 2010 Olympic Winter Games logo. A bit of Internet research led us to a few pictures of the Inukshuk the article mentioned as the inspiration for the logo. Located on the beach at English Bay, close to Stanley Park, the statue has been standing there since 1986. It was first part of the North-West Territories pavilion during the Expo, and later donated to the city of Vancouver. That’s the historical end of it.

As we looked at the pictures, we suddenly realized it’s a pretty big statue. This would require some logistics planning. We decided Jérôme Baillargeon and Mathieu Magnan, 2 experienced Application Specialists, would pay the statue its scanning visit, and Louis-Philippe Gendron, our freshly-hired 3D Animation Artist, would start working on the storyboard and the 3D environment. For the logistics, we called in Julie Martineau, Marketing Writer.

Scanning the stone landmark

Everybody was immediately enthusiastic. Julie proceeded to unwind the kilometres of red tape to get the various permits and licenses for the 3D scanning in the city of Vancouver. Since 3D scanning has not yet made it into the collective public consciousness (this was before the movie Avatar was released after all!), the city officials were a bit confused at first, and did not quite know what to make of the curious request from the Québec City-area company. Finally, they decided to treat the operation as a movie shooting.

Julie located an electrician (required by the city) who supplied the hook-up to the city power grid. She also got a boom truck; it may not seem obvious at first, but the scanner has to be about 30 cm away from the surface to function properly, and the statue is 6 meters tall. Since neither Jérôme nor Mathieu can reach that high even on tip-toes (!), scanning the upper parts would require extra lift!

So on a chilly December morning, passers-by on English Bay were treated to a most unusual sight: men were first seen dotting the Inukshuk with small, round reflective stickers, and then they started pointing Wall-e shaped instruments at the Inukshuk. The team also set up a laser tracker to discreetly take in the area immediately surrounding the Inukshuk. According to the weather forecast, a storm was expected to roll in that very evening from the roaring Pacific. Jérôme and Mathieu worked fast and were able to complete their scan and clean up the area in less than 12 hours! That was fast!

Giving life to stone

Data in hand (well, in computer, actually), Jérôme and Mathieu slept like logs and got back the following day. We had our raw material.
Next, Louis-Philippe was put to work. While Jérôme worked on post-processing the 3D scan model, the tracker data was put to good use in creating the 3D environment for the short film.

A storyboard was set up, and a scenario written. Scanned models were integrated. Sounds were recorded; Julie wrote and recorded a short narrative in English and in French. Jérôme integrated the soundtrack for the film.

Eventually, creating the environment, laying out the movements, animating the Inukshuk, and putting it all together took over 200 hours by Louis-Philippe and Jérôme, with some help from Daniel Brown, another Applications Specialist. Without question, the most exhilarating part of the work was seeing the 3D environment take shape and spring to life on the computer screen. Louis-Philippe, Jérôme and Daniel did spectacular work, of which we are all very proud!

Why did we do it? It was certainly fun to stretch our legs and be creative. In our field of work, reverse engineering and inspection are the most common applications for our Handyscan 3D technology. We have been moving into the multimedia industry, and going the extra mile just might help show exactly how our scanners can be used by animation specialists.

Not to mention the most important reason for scanning an object.

Because it’s there.

Maxime Davignon, Scanning & Inspection Director
Manager for the Inukshuk Project

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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Ever wondered how your own 3D avatar would look like for real? With James Cameron's movie "Avatar", 3D is becoming very popular and numerous Hollywood productions are going 3D these days. But these are movies, and all of us can only dream about having a 3D avatar and watching him as a separate entity.

Now we have made a really surprising experience at one of our local Dassault-Systemes 2010 Kick-Offs. In order to get a closer look to what's 3D, two of our Partners came with their hardware . They took a 3D picture of all of those not afraid to do so (no, no, there is no risk with 3D pictures!!) and then printed them in 3D.
How does it work?

Getting a 3D picture of your face

Noomeo's 3D scanner named Optinum goes around you in order to scan your face. You can see it in real time on a laptop. Numisoft is the software that reconstruct your 3D face in the computer so that there is no "hole" in your 3D model.

In this picture you can see Pierric Le Quement from Noomeo scanning our boss Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault-Systemes.

Printing your face in 3D

The model information is sent to Objet's software in order to put together several 3D faces before sending them to Objet's 3D printer. So OK we have there several faces, but this is not mass production! Wink: Michael from Objet has highlighted my face in blue ;-)

Now Objet's 3D printer from the Connex Family is starting to build our faces in 3D, layer by layer (see the blue light on the left picture). When finished printing, we get nice 3D faces on a Business Card size (see right picture)

Here we are, everybody's got its 3D badge?
Your host proudly presenting its 3D trophy as a badge, with Michael Anton from Objet on the back. You can also see the Connex 3D printer on the left, not so big for such a machine, isn't it?

Well, the show is over now. I'm pretty sure that this kind of process will become straightforward in the future and that everybody will be able to have a physical 3D snapshot of its face soon.
I can tell you that it's really a strange feeling to watch ourself "from outside" in our hands! Only rich and famous people get their Portrait bust today, but it will not take long to share 3D faces on Facebook with your friends! 3D will be a reality for all very soon.

What was funny afterward was that male were happy just because they could watch themselves in 3D, while (some of) our female colleagues were eventually disappointed when seeing themselves without nice lightening on cosmetics... Well, we still have some work to do before our avatars are close to reality. Hopefully we can dream with 3D movie avatars in the meanwhile!

What's your view on the 3D scan & 3D print benefits? do you know any integrated business in this domain? Would you consider this can reach mass-market for consumers? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this topic.

PS: Great thanks to Pierric from Noomeo and to Michael from Objet, they could make this happen.


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Tuesday, 08 December 2009

A few days ago, from December 2 to December 5 2009, designers and engineers met in Frankfurt, Germany for the Euromold 2009 World Fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application development.

Based on its name, this event was first dedicated to the European market but there are more and more attendees and exhibitors coming from several parts of the world. The number of exhibitors has increased by 10% (in comparison to 2008), with a significant part of people coming from China. This year, there were 1354 exhibitors from 37 countries attending the event.

Scanning Euromold

The PLM MarketPlace team wasn't there but we were well represented with some of our partners attending this major event: Geometric, Cenit and our new provider: Noomeo
Since it was the first time Noomeo attended this event, they kindly offer you a little feedback of the event along with their personal feeling.

For the very first time, Noomeo attended on its own to an international show, Euromold in Frankfurt, for presenting its “scan for dummies” that can scan everything in every place without any skills. Nevertheless, we were in the middle of high level industries involved in the mold making and manufacturing processes. We welcome on our booth “000’s” and “000’s” of visitors who were really impressed by the ease of use of the system and the way it is responding to industrial processes while being so simple to handle. During this event, we had the great pleasure to demonstrate the accuracy of the OptiNum solution on a wide range of “objects”, such as a plastic bumper of a car, a portion of a injection mold, a plush of Hamtaro, a Volkswagen Combi toy, a bronze casted statue and a charming face of a booth hostess. All these lifelike experiences allowed us to capture and use in 3D these people and object as simply as taking a picture of them. Because OptiNum’s technology is unique, our capabilities are very huge and we are able to answer to very industrial and serious processes and needs. The next event we will attend will be Imagina on February 3rd to 5th, in Monaco where we will be just in front of your preferred CAD system vendor and our best partner, Dassault Systèmes.

According to the picture above, it seems that their 3D handheld scanners attracted a lot of people!

Did you attend Euromold 2009? What are your impressions?

Alexandre and the Noomeo team.

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Monday, 24 August 2009

When talking with moto bikers, some of them tell they love their vehicle more than their wives! And at the end of the discussion, you imagine how desperate these women can be… (sounds a little bit cliché, doesn’t it? ;-) Bikers always take good care of their bike, making its maintenance always on time, polishing it and removing every single dead mosquito on the lights. But above all, they want their motorbike to be unique. And here comes the difficulty for parts manufacturers!

Zeel Design is one of them. The firm works on engineering, consulting and manufacturing of specialized parts and vehicles. They received a request from a customer wanting to enlarge the rear wheel of his Harley-Davidson. The challenge was to redesign some existing key-parts of the bike as accurately as possible but also as fast as possible.

The solution came thanks to Creaform. Creaform has developed the Handyscan 3D line of products. These revolutionizing self-positioning handheld 3D laser scanners provide very high accuracy files that can be exported to most CAD platforms and inspection and animation software. Due to its true portability, versatility and accuracy, the Handyscan 3D line of products makes 3D scanning more simple than ever.

Discover now how, by using the EXAscan, Zeel Design managed to reduce by 70-90% the time spent previously on CAD drawings and reverse engineering process. Results, both in terms of time saving and accuracy are astonishing!

In the end, whether you like it bigger or smaller, Creaform’s scanners can help you to make it in less time!

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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

This bi-annual event of Creaform on May 20-22 will gather customers and users around 3D scanning and reverse engineering. DS is present with a booth to show how Creaform and DS solutions can work in concert. Creaform is a CAA software partner and specialist VAR in the reverse engineering domain.

#1 Advance your Handyscan 3D scanning skills
#2 Best Practices and Methodology Seminars – Tips & Trick Sessions
#3 Combining a Handyscan 3D scanner with other technology
#4 Ask the Experts
#5 Hands-on sessions
#6 International Knowledge Sharing
#7 Increase your ROI on your Handyscan 3D scanner(s)
#8 Networking
#9 Creaform Software Partners on-site
#10 Beautiful Quebec City
Combine business with pleasure! Visit Quebec City and its historical venues in late spring, one of the most agreeable time of the year, while staying at the renowned and luxurious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
Jacques for Creaform
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Tuesday, 03 February 2009

You surely know the famous US TV-show CSI:Miami (I personnaly prefer the guys from Vegas) with Caines, Erik, Calleigh and all the team...

Our Canadian friends from Creaform (a CAA V5 Partner part of the PLM MarketPlace program by the way) found a new use to their EXAscan which was used in the show by forensics to process footprints!

Visit Creaform website to watch the scene!

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