Caldeaz appointed partner for Kreon laser scanners

Caldeaz Manufacturing Technologies have cemented the growth of their 3D scanning capabilities by forming a new strategic partnership with Kreon Technologies of France.

Founded in 1991 in Limoges, France, Kreon Technologies is a pioneer in 3D non-contact measurement technology. Today, Kreon offers complete non-contact measurement solutions for quality control, reverse engineering, surface inspection and rapid prototyping throughout the entire design and manufacturing process for industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, dental, foundry and general engineering. Kreon’s technology is also used for heritage applications. The company says their solutions help manufacturers to reduce production times and to bring their products on the market faster while eliminating manufacturing errors, increasing productivity as well as product quality.


Among its products Kreon manufactures a range of 3D scanners that can be integrated on articulated arms, 3D CMMs or CNC machine tools and a range of measuring arms.

This year Kreon launched its AirTrack robot solution, a touch-and-scan robotic inspection cell powered by Metrolog X4 i-Robot software and the first integrated contact and non-contact measurement tracking solution.

New Ace measuring arm
Kreon also announced a new version of its 7-axis Ace measuring arm that is more ergonomic to handle and has a new “push and pull” way of scanning and probe measuring.

Some of the benefits of this new solution are inline measurement, fast scanning of any type of surfaces combining touch-and-scan measurements in the same sensor, it is easily switched from scanning to probing, it is ready for all geometrical and free form analysis, and programming and reporting are integrated.

The arm is temperature regulated and can be used either in the metrological department or in the workshop. For probing applications, the arm can be used without power supply thanks to its integrated battery and with a wireless connection.

Current Kreon 3D laser scanners (Zephyr II and Solano) are easily integrated with the Kreon Ace arm, and scanners and probes are plug-and-play and can be used with a wide range of leading point cloud and application software.

The Kreon Baces is a portable measurement arm, designed to acquire 3 dimensional coordinates from points, curves and surfaces with simple user operations. Kreon Baces is the ideal instrument for digitizing, reverse-engineering and metrology applications.

Kreon laser scanners can be used in conjunction with any make or model of fixed bed CMM or portable measuring arm, plus other types of portable measuring devices. All Kreon laser scanners incorporate a unique, integrated Renishaw touch probe capability, such that the scanner can be used as a traditional touch probe device or as a high-tech laser scanner, without having to change probes, recalibrate, or disturb the measuring process in any way. The scanners also have an integrated Renishaw connector, so that they are fully compatible with Renishaw PH10, MIH, and probe changers for automated applications, and are extremely compact such that they are not cumbersome in operation.

Caldeaz Manufacturing Technologies, headed up by Ludrick Barnard, provides 3D engineering solutions through products, services and software to a vast range of manufacturers within the disciplines of 3D scanning, 3D measurement, reverse engineering, and 3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping,

More recently, Barnard was the manager of the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein where he was responsible for developing products for clients by means of design, reverse engineering, and additive manufacturing, also known as rapid prototyping aka 3D printing.

For further details contact Ludrick Barnard on TEL: 082 780 7305 or visit