HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series

Combining the effect of portability, accuracy, speed, and simplicity, which are inherent to the HandySCAN 3D line-up, the new MAX Series is optimized to acquire highly accurate 3D measurements on large and complex parts typically present in the aerospace, transportation, energy, mining, and heavy industries.

Engineered to capture fine details and scan large volumes equally well, the HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series enables professionals to measure large parts and assemblies in a simpler scanning process, resulting in high-quality 3D scans in just a matter of minutes.

Large part size & speed

Due to its 38 laser lines and large scanning area, the HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series is the 3D scanner for measuring large part sizes—up to 15 m (50 ft)—quickly and easily, providing metrology-grade results in mere minutes.

Its Flex Volume feature offers an adjustable, flexible working distance—from 0.3m (1 ft) to 2.5m (8.2 ft). This means that the user can scan smaller areas with remarkable quality at a short distance and measure large parts at very high speed from a longer distance.

  • Quick setup and scanning process
  • Large and extendable measuring volume
  • Instant mesh and ready-to-use files

Accuracy & high resolution

Featuring dynamic referencing and volumetric accuracy optimization, this 3D measurement solution is engineered to work in harsh environments and deliver high accuracy on large measurements, regardless of the user’s experience level.

With its Real-Time Calibration capability, the MAX Series integrates the calibration step directly into the scanning workflow, performing it automatically and seamlessly for the user. Its Flex Volume feature also provides high precision and a fine level of detail on areas captured at a short distance.

  • Measurement accuracy insensitive to environmental instabilities
  • ISO 17025 accredited and compliant with the VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard
  • Integrated photogrammetry
  • Fine detail capacity

Versatility & simplicity

The HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series can master any surface type, including shiny, oily, and even reflective finishes, and it does so without the need for surface treatment or part preparation.

With its sophisticated algorithms and image processing operation, the Smart Surface Algorithm feature optimizes surface measurement, thus offering better tracking, better performance, and better readings of difficult, contrasted finishes.

This means that users can enjoy a simpler scanning process.

  • Blue laser technology
  • Real-time mesh visualization
  • Plug and play

Quality control

The HandySCAN 3D|MAX series complies with the quality standards of the aerospace, transportation, energy, mining, and heavy industries, where large parts and assemblies prevail.

Reverse engineering

The MAX series meets the need for speed and high resolution, essential in product development, while offering unparalleled portability, necessary for measuring large parts that are difficult to move.


Harmonized with VXintegrity and requiring fewer targets than the BLACK series, the HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series is the ideal 3D scanner for measuring large structures, such as pressure vessels.

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

HandySCAN MAX™ HandySCAN MAX™|Elite
Accuracy(1) 0.150 mm
(0.0059 in)
0.075 mm
(0.0030 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2)
(based on part size)
0.200 mm + 0.030 mm/m
(0.0079 in + 0.00032 in/ft)
0.100 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0039 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Measurement capabilities (at a working distance of 0.5 m (1.65 ft)) Pin 2.50 mm
(0.0984 in)
Hole 3.50 mm
(0.1378 in)
Step 0.04 mm
(0.0016 in)
Wall 2.00 mm
(0.0787 in)
Measurement resolution 0.04 mm
(0.0016 in)
Mesh resolution 0.4 mm
(0.0157 in)
Measurement rate 2 250 000 measurements/s
Light source 38 blue laser lines
Laser class 2M
Scanning area 1 x 1 m
(3.3 x 3.3 ft)
Working distance 0.45 to 1.60 m
(1.5 to 5.2 ft)
0.30 to 2.50 m
(1.0 to 8.2 ft)
Depth of field 1.15 m
(3.8 ft)
2.20 m
(7.2 ft)
Part size range (recommended) 1–10 m
(3.3–32.8 ft)
1–15 m
(3.3–49.2 ft)
Software VXelements
Output formats .dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr, .3mf
Compatible software(4) 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 1.22 kg
(2.7 lb)
133 x 79 x 435 mm
(5.2 x 3.10 x 17.10 in)
Connection standard 1 X USB 3.0
Operating temperature range 5-40 °C
(41-104 °F)
Operating humidity range
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
Patents CA 2,600,926, US 7,912,673, CA 2,656,163, EP (FR, UK, DE) 1,877,726, AU 2006222458, US 8,032,327, JP 4,871,352, US 8,140,295, EP (FR, UK, DE) 2,278,271, EP (FR, UK, DE) 2,230,482, IN 266,573, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044, EP (FR, UK, DE) 3,102,908, US 10,271,039, JP 6,596,433, CA 2,938,104, KR 10-2424135