Designed for automated quality control applications, the R-Series™ 3D scanning solutions are perfect for manufacturing companies who want to increase their productivity by measuring more dimensions on more parts without compromising on accuracy.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R™ is a powerful, innovative robot-mounted optical CMM scanner that can be seamlessly integrated into automated quality control processes for at-line inspection in mass production. Its cutting-edge technology enables manufacturing companies to detect quality issues faster.

The CUBE-R™ leverages the power of the MetraSCAN 3D-R in a high-productivity industrial measuring cell that has been designed to be integrated into factories for at-line inspections. Compared to traditional CMMs, the CUBE-R is much faster, providing a gain in productivity and better efficiency.


The MetraSCAN 3D-R enables the measurement of hundreds of parts per day. Perfect for at-line inspection in mass production, it brings quality control as close to the part as possible. From easy integration to quick and simple installation, the MetraSCAN 3D-R helps you speed up your automated quality control processes—and accelerate your time to market.

  • High measurement rate
    Up to 3,000,000 measurements/second for short cycle times
  • Fast measurement speed
    Regardless of surfaces, trims, and geometric features
  • High-density scanning area
    69 laser lines

Accuracy and resolution

Due to its metrology-grade accuracy, repeatability, and resolution, the MetraSCAN 3D-R delivers high-quality results, whether on surfaces, trims or geometric features. The MetraSCAN 3D-R is free from rigid measurement setups, making it a 3D scanner engineered for industrial automation in shop-floor conditions. Thanks to the C‑Track optical tracker that enables dynamic referencing, both the 3D scanner and the part can move during inspection—maintaining part alignment as well as measurement accuracy and reliability.

  • Shop-floor accuracy with dynamic referencing
    0.025 mm (0.0009 in) in shop-floor conditions, regardless of instabilities, vibrations, and thermal variations
  • Reliable acceptance test
    Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard in a ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • Volumetric accuracy
    0.078 mm (0.0031 in)
  • High resolution
    0.015 mm (0.0006 in)


Combining the power of optical and blue laser technologies, the MetraSCAN 3D-R has the capability to generate highly efficient 3D scans on shiny surfaces or on objects with variations in reflectivity as well as measure various part sizes and different surface geometries. The MetraSCAN 3D-R is available as a custom solution with an industrial robot or as a completely turnkey measuring solution with Creaform’s CUBE-R.

  • Blue laser technology
    Ideal for shiny and reflective surfaces
  • Configurable and customizable portfolio
    16 configurations
  • Large part-size range
    Perfect for various part sizes and geometries
  • Custom integration possible

Operational simplicity

Due to its operational simplicity, compatibility with metrology software, and off-line programming, the MetraSCAN 3D-R is accessible to all, regardless of users’ level of expertise or experience. The user interface makes it simple for operators, who are non-experts in robotics or metrology, to measure parts regardless of size, shape, or complexity. Once the measurements are completed, quality control engineers can focus on analyzing and reviewing the results, which are high added-value tasks.

  • Accessibility to shop-floor operators
    No expertise in robotics nor metrology required
  • Supported robots
    Compatible with industrial and collaborative robots
  • Software independence
    Compatible with metrology software
  • Digital twin environment
    VXscan-R scanning intelligence and robot path programming

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

MetraSCAN-R BLACK™|Elite MetraSCAN-R BLACK™|Elite HD
Accuracy(1) 0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
Volumetric accuracy(2)
(based on working volume)
9.1 m3 (320 ft3) 0.064 mm (0.0025 in)
16.6 m3 (586 ft3) 0.078 mm (0.0031 in)
Volumetric accuracy with
MaxSHOT Next™|Elite(3)
0.044 mm + 0.015 mm/m (0.0017 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Measurement resolution 0.025 mm (0.0009 in) 0.015 mm (0.0006 in)
Mesh resolution 0.100 mm (0.0039 in) 0.050 mm (0.0018 in)
Measurement rate 1,800,000 measurements/s 3,000,000 measurements/s
Light source 45 blue laser lines 69 blue laser lines
Laser class 2M (eye-safe)
Scanning area 310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in) 170 x 190 mm (6.7 x 7.5 in)
Stand-off distance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Depth of field 250 mm (9.8 in) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Weight Scanner: 2.91 kg (6.41 lbs)
Scanner + Calibration bar: 4.26 kg (9.39 lbs)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lbs)
Inertia Limit J6: 0.221 Kg-m2 (5.24 lb-ft2)
J6: 2.250 Kgf-cm-s2 (1.95 lbf-in-s2)
Dimensions (LxWxH) Scanner: 289 x 235 x 296 mm (11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)
C-Track: 1031 x 181 x 148 mm (40.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 in)
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 FR 2,838,198, EP (FR, UK, DE, IT) 1,492,995, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044
  1. MetraSCAN-R BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Probing error performance is assessed with diameter measurement on traceable sphere artefacts.
  2. MetraSCAN-R BLACK|Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Sphere-spacing error is assessed with traceable length artefacts by measuring these at different locations and orientations within the working volume.
  3. The volumetric accuracy performance of the system when using a MaxSHOT 3D cannot be superior to the default volumetric accuracy performance for a given model.
Dimensions (LxWxH) Rolling door 4.1 x 4.1 x 3.1 m (13.5 x 13.5 x 10.1 ft)
Light curtain 5.1 x 4.1 x 3.1 m (16.7 x 13.5 x 10.1 ft)
Max. part size Up to 3 x 1.5 m (9.8 x 4.9 ft)
Max. part weight Up to 1,500 kg (3,306.93 lbs)
Opening width 3.1 m (10.1 ft)