Creaform wins the Red Dot Awards for product design
By DE StaffGeneral Quality
Montreal company’s HandySCAN BLACK and Go!SCAN SPARK products recognized for engineering and industrial design.
Creaform announced that the latest generation of its handheld 3D scanners – the HandySCAN BLACK and Go!SCAN SPARK – have received the prestigious Red Dot distinction for product design. The annual Red Dot Awards competition pits more than 5,000 of the world’s most innovative products to determine which ones stand out in their respective categories.
HandySCAN BLACK features blue laser 3D scanning technology and enables dimensional measurements for a wide variety of metrology applications. Due to the inherent nature of the product, the 3D scanner was designed to highlight its visible optical lenses and PC board.
The statement by the Red Dot jury on the HandySCAN BLACK: “The sleek design of the 3D handheld scanner skillfully reflects its high precision. Thanks to its matte-black background, the bold signature lines are clearly visible.”
Go!SCAN SPARK, Creaform’s white-light 3D scanner for product development applications, was also hailed for its design. The scanner’s compact inline design, which features angular lines on the device’s sides, integrates four cameras for a fast and easy 3D scanning experience.
The statement by the Red Dot jury on the Go!SCAN SPARK: “The clearly defined style elements of the Go!SCAN SPARK underscore its high quality. Easy handling makes scanning a pleasure.”
“These are Creaform’s fourth and fifth Red Dot Awards in the past few years, which attests to how much Creaform believes in the crucial role that design and ergonomics play in the overall user experience,” explained Marco St-Pierre, the company’s Vice-President, Innovation and Technologies.
“With the HandySCAN BLACK and Go!SCAN SPARK, our industrial designer teams pushed the design language to a whole new level—with dramatic results. Not only do these new solutions offer unrivaled 3D scanning performance and accuracy, they also do so in frictionless ways that improve usability,” St-Pierre added. “We are immensely proud that the Red Dot Jury recognized this feat.”
Each year, over 5,000 entries are received from more than 50 countries. The Red Dot Jury is comprised of 40 international experts who test, discuss and evaluate each entry live and on site. Entrants are judged on several criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality and ergonomics.