Scanned using Artec 3D technology
A copper key scanned with Artec Micro. The key had to be sprayed due to its reflective surface.
While this object may appear to be an insignificant little chunk of plastic, it’s actually part of an uber-useful device for vanquishing nasty clogs from drains. Known to millions around the world as the Drain Weasel, this sink snake thrusts the power of modern plumbing wizardry into your very hands.
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.
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.
A pipe bend, scanned with Artec Micro. It took only two scans using the simple trajectory to get the full shape of the pipe.
This object is considered as «large» for trajectory purposes. Although we used only a «simple» type of trajectory, with fewer frames, all of the intricate curvatures were successfully captured.
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.
Small object — big challenge. How do you capture the thread of this 10 mm long screw using a 3D scanner?
The cap was made of semi-transparent plastic and required a bit of dusting with an airbrush. Then it was mounted on the scanner’s rotating platform with a clamp. A couple of mouse clicks — and scanning commenced.
Some might say that in the grand scheme of things, when gazing down upon our world from the thermosphere, 50+ miles up, this eastern gray squirrel skull is about as important as a single electron circling the nucleus. But that doesn’t make it any less beautiful up close. So, on that lonely winter’s day when it was discovered upon a Virginia trail, it was decided then and there that it would make a superb 3D model.