In a bid for the 37th America’s Cup, the prestigious New York City Yacht Club American Magic team has once again turned to Creaform’s cutting-edge 3D measurement technologies. Through the deployment of HandySCAN and MetraSCAN 3D scanners, the team is revolutionizing the sailing experience, pushing the boundaries of speed and innovation to secure victory in the upcoming regatta set to take place in Barcelona, Spain, between August and October 2024.

American Magic’s Quest
As the US Challenger for the 37th America’s Cup, American Magic represents the epitome of competitive sailing. Originating in 1851, the America’s Cup is a historic event, pre-dating the modern Olympic Games by 45 years. Proudly representing the New York Yacht Club, the most decorated yacht club in America’s Cup history with 25 victories to its name, American Magic stands as a formidable contender in this prestigious competition.

Creaform’s Pivotal Role
Creaform has been named the official 3D Measurement Technologies Supplier for the American Magic team’s brand-new AC75, meticulously designed to excel across diverse sailing conditions. This partnership underscores Creaform’s commitment to revolutionizing performance in high-stakes sailing competitions, marking a pivotal moment in the quest for triumph in the race.

“We have such a short time frame; we can’t make any mistakes. Thanks to Creaform’s technologies, for example, we slashed the time it took to fit a bulkhead from several days to 1 hour,” Aaron mentioned. “The 3D scanners are invaluable tools to create something so complex and exacting as American Magic. We wouldn’t do it any other way.”

3D Scanners: Catalysts for Success
The American Magic team hails Creaform’s 3D measurement technologies as fundamental to the success of the 37th America’s Cup. According to Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and President of Sailing Operations, they epitomize speed, efficiency, and accuracy (FEA) — essential attributes for a competitive edge in the race.

MetraSCAN BLACK in-depth demonstration with a car and bike

Brandon Linton, Build Manager, emphasizes the team’s relentless pursuit of precision, highlighting the HandySCAN 3D’s critical role in reverse engineering for small parts and components lacking original CAD files. Meanwhile, the MetraSCAN 3D takes center stage in assessing large parts, including foils, deck, and rudder, providing comprehensive surfaces for future reference.

Global Platform Design Lead, Aaron Perry, underscores the role of both scanners in the development process, emphasizing their role in ensuring error-free assembly of critical components. With time at a premium, Creaform’s technology has significantly streamlined processes, reducing the time taken for certain tasks from days to mere hours.

A Legacy of Excellence

This collaboration builds on a successful history, with Creaform supporting American Magic in designing and building the 75-foot monohull for the 36th America’s Cup, held in New Zealand in March 2021. As the team sets sail toward victory, Creaform takes immense pride in contributing to American Magic’s pursuit of excellence in competitive sailing.

In this prestigious competition, only one team emerges as the winner, and Creaform is proud to stand with American Magic as they vie for the ultimate victory in the 37th America’s Cup.

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