Global business partners are 3D digitizer manufacturers that have signed a global distribution agreement with InnovMetric for the distribution of PolyWorks bundled with their own 3D measurement systems. These partners are market leaders in their respective fields and count on an extensive worldwide distribution network. They benefit from their strong market presence and brand recognition. Global business partners collaborate closely with InnovMetric to provide a smoothly integrated solution that benefits the automotive and aerospace OEMs and suppliers worldwide.
AICON 3D Systems GmbH is one of the world-leading providers of optical camera based 3D measurement systems. AICON develops and distributes systems for the business areas of inspection and testing in the automotive and aerospace industries. AICON’s DPAInspect photogrammetric measurement system can easily be linked to PolyWorks|Inspector as the analysis tool for Part-to-CAD comparisons. In December 2006, AICON 3D Systems and InnovMetric signed a worldwide agreement for the distribution of PolyWorks in conjunction with the DPAInspect 3D digitizing systems.
Automated Precision Inc. (API) develops and manufactures the Tracker3 Laser Tracking System, an easy-to-use, portable, and accurate measurement system that can scan, align, and measure large objects. API has sold its technology solutions and products to the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as aerospace, transportation, automotive, machine tool, robotics, and shipbuilding/repair industries for over a decade. In July 2006, API signed a global agreement with InnovMetric for the integration and distribution of PolyWorks bundled with API’s range of laser trackers and 3D laser scanner systems.
Creaform develops and distributes the Handyscan 3D digitizer, a line of self-positioning and portable handheld laser scanners. PolyWorks offers a Handyscan 3D plug-in that enables the automatic transfer of the digitized data to PolyWorks for advanced reverse-engineering and inspection applications. In April 2007, Creaform and InnovMetric signed a global agreement for the distribution of PolyWorks bundled with the Handyscan 3D systems.
FARO Technologies designs, develops, and markets software and portable, computerized measurement devices. Principal products include the FARO ScanArm, the FARO Laser Scanner LS, the FARO Gage, the FAROArms, and the FARO Laser Tracker X and Xi. InnovMetric and FARO Technologies have been global partners since early 2004. Under the terms of this agreement, FARO Technologies sells PolyWorks bundled with FARO ScanArm systems as well as with their other products.
Hexagon serves the high precision measurement and inspection needs of global manufacturers with its extensive line of metrology hardware, software, accessories, and customer services. The company's name-brand portfolio of quality assurance products includes brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Leica Geosystems, ROMER, CogniTens, and DEA. In May 2007, InnovMetric and Hexagon North America signed a PolyWorks distribution agreement to cover all of Hexagon’s point cloud processing needs on ROMER ScanShark laser probe equipped portable measuring arms, plus Leica Laser Trackers and Leica T-Scan 3D digitizer systems. Brown & Sharpe Global bridge-type CMMs, as well as DEA horizontal arm and gantry CMMs, equipped with the Scanshark laser probe, also have a PolyWorks|Modeler option available. In addition, InnovMetric also signed a distribution agreement with Hexagon's subsidiary CogniTens in July 2008, for PolyWorks|Modeler bundled with the Optigo and Opticell 3D digitizers.
Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by 2,400 employees in 21 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information even in 3D. Leica Geosystems commercializes the Leica T-Scan, a high-speed hand scanner that digitizes large objects, without the need for photogrammetric targets or powdering. In November 2005, Leica Geosystems and InnovMetric signed a worldwide agreement for the distribution of PolyWorks in conjunction with the Leica T-Scan scanner. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.
Established more than 25 years ago, the Canadian company NDI develops and distributes the OPTOTRAK PROseries 3D digitizers, its flagship portable metrology system, to manufacturers worldwide. Specifically designed for the shop floor, this wireless, armless, and beamless system is quick and easy to set up. In August 2007, NDI and InnovMetric signed a global distribution agreement for the distribution of PolyWorks with the OPTOTRAK PROseries ScanTRAK and Portable CMM systems.
Nikon Metrology offers a broad range of world-class metrology solutions for applications ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircrafts. Nikon Metrology’s innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high performance design-through-manufacturing process that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time.
Nub3d, a leading Spanish company, designs, develops, and produces a 3D non-contact surface scanning device called Triple. This white light digitizing system is developed to satisfy the industrial needs in reverse-engineering processes, inspection, and quality control of the production. Nub3d aims to the automotive, aerospace, moulds manufacturing, and industrial design markets. In June 2004, Nub3d and InnovMetric signed a global agreement covering Europe and Asia, for the distribution of PolyWorks in conjunction with the Triple digitizer.
Perceptron produces information-based process improvement solutions for non-contact measurement and inspection applications. Automotive and manufacturing companies throughout the world rely on Perceptron's process management solutions to help improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce overall manufacturing costs. Among other products, Perceptron manufactures and commercializes the Perceptron ScanWorks, a portable scanning system mounted on the RomerCimCore articulated arm. In March 2004, Perceptron and InnovMetric signed an international agreement for the distribution of PolyWorks bundled with the Perceptron ScanWorks systems.
ShapeGrabber designs, manufactures, and markets cost-effective 3D laser scanners and 3D laser digitizers for 3D inspection, modeling, and reverse engineering. InnovMetric and ShapeGrabber signed a global distribution agreement in 2002 for the distribution of PolyWorks bundled with ShapeGrabber scanning systems.
For the 3D digitizing of freeform surfaces, Steinbichler Optotechnik offers two innovative system solutions representing a new system generation for flexible and mobile use: the COMET systems based on white light fringe projection, and the handheld laser scanner T-SCAN. In November 2006, Steinbichler and InnovMetric signed a global partner agreement for the distribution of PolyWorks in conjunction with the COMET and T-SCAN scanners.
Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, a company of the Carl Zeiss Group, is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The company leads the world in CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete multi-dimensional metrology solutions for a wide variety of industrial sectors. Carl Zeiss has selected PolyWorks as its preferred point cloud software to bundle with the Zeiss EagleEye Navigator sensor system. Zeiss openly markets and bundles PolyWorks with the sales of its non-contact metrology systems in Europe. Both partners already enjoy an important market share in the automotive and aerospace industries in their respective domain.
Industry partners are groundbreaking organizations devoted to the advancement of new technologies and sciences. These organizations collaborate with InnovMetric through knowledge and technology, contributing to the development of the PolyWorks software suite.
The Institute for Information Technology (NRC-IIT) conducts scientific research, develops technologies, creates knowledge and supports innovation. The NRC-IIT researchers use PolyWorks extensively for different applications, including heritage preservation that use digital 3D imaging and modeling.
Multi Metrics specializes in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing training products and services, offering corporate and public courses in design, manufacturing, and metrology. Multi Metrics developed the Smart GD&T™ technology. InnovMetric and Multi Metrics work closely together for implementation of the SmartGD&T™ technology into PolyWorks|Inspector™, resulting in the most reliable, easy-to-use, GD&T functionality within the point cloud processing software industry.
Spatial provides high-performance 3D software subsystems and services for 3D interoperability, modeling, and visualization. InnovMetric has integrated Spatial's InterOp components to offer high-end CAD import capabilities and to increase penetration of large automotive and aerospace accounts.