Scanned using Artec 3D technology
Shiny parts and repetitive patterns might seem like an obvious challenge for many, but with the 2022 Artec Leo, this axle shaft was captured in fine detail in just 10 minutes.
This detailed, high-resolution model of a shiny piece of metal with lots of holes and hard to reach areas was created, start to finish, in a total of about 35 minutes.
This popular and versatile model of a skid-steer loader was captured in high-resolution 3D with Artec Leo in HD Mode within 90 minutes.
This small and lightweight off-road vehicle was manually assembled pretty much from scratch by its owner – and its journey didn’t end there.
Shiny parts with lots of small details, holes, fine lines, and sharp edges are no longer something to fear, as demonstrated in this 3D scan of an engine.
Looking at this compound bow 3D model, you can tell that the object it replicates was named compound for a reason.
All the thin edges and angled surfaces of the crankcase, together with its individual structural reinforcements, were captured with unmistakable fidelity.
In just 8 minutes this crankshaft, a core part of a 6-cylinder internal combustion engine, was scanned with Artec Leo in HD Mode.
Full of smaller, finer details as well as holes, fine lines, sharp edges, and smooth, possibly shiny surfaces, the dual-clutch gearbox becomes a lot easier to scan with Artec 3D’s new HD mode.
Using the new, AI-powered HD Mode, all the thin edges, including the internal reinforcements, as well as the holes of various diameters, and the long, sweeping curves of the aerodynamic exterior were easily captured.
Hollow areas or surfaces inside the rim that were previously quite tricky to capture in one go have been reconstructed in full detail with no artifacts or noise.
Whether intended for reverse engineering or quality inspection, this impressive 3D printable model of compressor would easily fit the bill.
Scanned with a Leo in HD Mode, this beauty was full of both large, sleek surfaces and small, intricate details.
Effectively 3D scanning such a diminutive 6" × 6" × 4"(15 cm × 15 cm × 10 cm) powerhouse, with its diverse and sundry assemblage of parts, is a formidable challenge for a quality inspection or reverse engineering workflow.
Have a good look around this model and have a look at the lines, the details, the form, and the fact that the 3D model represents the original object with astounding accuracy.
Boosted by the AI-injected feature of Artec Studio 15 called HD Mode, the scanner managed to capture all the teeny details of the engine in high resolution with no help from scanning spray or markers.
Just a few minutes of scanning was enough to capture a significant portion of the frame’s geometry for a vivid example of what HD Mode is all about.
Scanned with Artec Eva, two common scanning challenges were overcome: Black surfaces, and shiny objects.
With noise levels at an absolute minimum, holes become that much easier to scan, as can be seen here.
Just one look at this detail-rich 3D model of a snowmobile gives you an idea of how challenging the original object could have been to 3D scan.
Fine lines and sharp edges have always been tricky to scan but with the new HD Mode, those difficult areas are hardly the challenge they used to be.
The texture of this 3D model of a Klemm L25d VIIR LX-MA airplane was created using the BPR render settings in Sketchfab. We used three main settings: specular, color and glossiness.
This Klemm L25d VIIR LX-MA airplane is an exhibit at the Aviation Museum in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxeumbourg. Artec Ray was placed in 26 different positions around the airplane to make a complete 3D model.
A very simple part to scan and a good example of scanning holes.
This 3D model was created via a synergy of 3D data from an Artec Leo combined with texture from photogrammetry.
Taking only 20 minutes to scan the whole car, and just under one and a half hours to process the captured 3D data, this highly accurate 3D model was ready in under two hours from start to finish.
The complex geometry of this carburetor makes it a very simple object to 3D scan!
For a significant scanning challenge, it was time to get up close, for a highly-detailed model of this industrial clamp.
This car compressor was placed on a rotating platform, which made scanning easy and fast. A very noticeable feature on this model is the holes.
We used Artec Space Spider’s exceptionally high resolution and Artec Leo’s large field of view & high scanning speed to create a remarkably precise model from the combined raw data.
A watertight 3D-model of a plastic cube produced by ProtoLabs.
Owing to the grainy structure of its texture this compressor makes an excellent scanning object.
Easily captured with the desktop high-resolution 3D scanner Artec Micro, this tiny plastic wand connector section of a Drain Weasel would be a challenge for many other 3D scanners.
Plastic can reflect light directed at it. That’s simple yet very useful info for someone who wants to have an electrical outlet 3D scanned.
The body of the engine and the larger details were scanned with Artec Eva. Spider was used to capture the more intricate geometry.
Have you ever scanned a scanner? We have! There were a few areas on the scanner with little geometry and texture variation.
A good example of a symmetrical object, which is impossible for other scanners to capture without the application of stickers.
Captured with Artec Space Spider. This hub cap features a lot of rather flat monotone surfaces.
This is a 3D model of a working hydrant on a street in Palo Alto, CA. To scan it, we used an Artec Eva connected to an Artec battery and a tablet for full scanning mobility.
Scanning such an extremely small, extremely thin object is impossible for many scanners. But with one click, in just ten minutes, Artec Micro was able to deliver impressive accuracy and high quality.
As a vivid example of what’s possible using a combination of two handheld 3D scanners, this 3-meter-long kayak was scanned and transformed into a highly-accurate, ready-for-VR 3D model.
Artec Leo is often called in when the height of the object to be 3D scanned approximates that of a Yeti. Why?
This section of plastic casing for an electric screwdriver is a very interesting object from a 3D scanning point of view.
This measuring tape was scanned as a potential demo object.
This screw was scanned with Artec Spider after being sprayed with gloss reducing powder. A pair of pliers held the bolt vertically.
This cutting blade was a great training instrument for scanning thin objects.
A metal nut, just over 15 mm, easily scanned with Artec Micro in just two scans. Unlike handheld scanners, Micro was able to scan this piece without the need for any additional features or background.
This motorcycle was scanned with both Eva and Space Spider. Eva allowed for fast and easy acquisition of the overall shape, while Space Spider was used to scan the intricate geometry of the wheels and the sides.
With its gleaming surface and elaborate details, including sharp edges, numerous holes and hard-to-reach notches, the crankcase could well be a pain for any scanning specialist, but not with Space Spider.
Designed for working with small mechanical parts and organic shapes, Artec Space Spider managed to capture all the tiny elements, multiple holes of different diameters, shiny metallic finish, and hidden areas of this object.
We scanned our Panasonic GH4 with our Artec Space Spider. This was an untreated scan, so we scanned the camera as-is with no prep.
This 3D scanning project embodies a confluence of factors that could have complicated effective capture and reconstruction of the wild variety of shapes that needed to be captured and reconstructed in this case.
A pipe bend, scanned with Artec Micro. It took only two scans using the simple trajectory to get the full shape of the pipe.
Despite its complex geometry and reflective surface, this 1.5 cm plastic bolt was captured using the ultra-precise Artec Micro in just three scans.
Well used Ridgid power drill scanned with the Artec Spider.
Small object — big challenge. How do you capture the thread of this 10 mm long screw using a 3D scanner?
The complete model of this Smart car was created from approximately 10-13 scans taken from various positions around all sides of the vehicle. We also took two scans from below, with the car raised on a car lifter.
This model of a tiny screw was captured with Artec Micro in just 6 minutes.
A relatively easy object for scanning - the only challenges were its shiny surface (easily countered by anti-gloss spray) and the thin edges.
Small ratcheting screwdriver scanned with the Artec spider. Scanned in two passes, both laying on its side.
This part has a cylindrical shape, which is difficult for any scanner. But we found an easier way to scan it.
An early 1900’s tower well valve scanned on-site with Artec Eva, connected to a portable battery and a tablet.
An old transmission box, scanned with Eva. A good example of a challenging object, since it has a lot of deep holes.
This small turbine was scanned in three passes using a rotating table — this enabled the operator to easily capture all the curves from different angles with less hand motion.
This hippie bus was scanned with Artec Eva. The bottom parts that could not be accessed with the scanner were modeled in third-party software.
Yes, this is one of those dandy not-so-little devices that no one wants to hear their mechanic talking about, especially not while he’s rubbing his hands together and has a certain little gleam in his eye.