Artec Space Spider

  • Precision at your fingertips

A new and enhanced precision instrument for CAD users and engineers, Artec Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D scanner based on blue light technology. It is perfect for capturing small objects or intricate details of large industrial objects in high resolution, with steadfast accuracy and brilliant color.

The scanner’s ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges and thin ribs sets Artec’s technology apart. It is an ideal industrial 3D scanner for high resolution capturing of objects such as molding parts, PCBs, keys, coins or even a human ear, followed by the export of the final 3D model to CAD software.

Space Spider offers almost unlimited possibilities in areas such as reverse engineering, quality control, product design and manufacturing.

Originally developed to spec for the International Space Station, this next generation 3D scanner features powerful temperature stabilization and high grade electronics, which not only allow the scanner to reach maximum accuracy in three minutes – ten times faster than Spider – but also ensures long-term repeatability in data capture, since Space Spider’s accuracy is not affected by fluctuations in environmental conditions.

In Space Spider, Artec’s technology has been honed to perfection to ensure the best possible quality of scans and a truly robust device, making it possible to double our standard warranty period.

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Artec Spider high resolution 3d scanner
10x faster warm-up time vs. Spider
Enhanced accuracy system
New, higher grade electronics
Long term repeatability in data capture
2 year warranty

Artec Spider

  • Named best Hardware at Solidworks World 2015

The previous generation high resolution 3D scanner. An excellent choice for scanning small objects or details in areas such as media design and heritage preservation, where long-term repeatability in data capture is not required.

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Artec 3D scanners & applications

Customizing, innovating and streamlining a wide range of different industries

Industrial 3D scanner applications

Industrial design and manufacturing

  • Reverse engineering
  • Quality control
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Aerospace
Healthcare 3D scanner applications


  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Custom wheelchairs
Science and education 3D scanner applications

Science and education

  • Research
  • Training
  • Online museums
Art and design 3D scanner applications

Art and design

  • Heritage preservation
  • Architecture
  • CGI
  • Fashion
Industrial 3d scanner

Fast scanning speed

7.5 fps

Artec Space Spider and Spider process up to one million points per second, far quicker than a laser scanner. High accuracy does not have to be time consuming!

High 3D point accuracy

0.05 mm

Make extremely accurate 3D models of small industrial objects or sections of larger objects in fine detail

Most accurate 3d scanner

Texture resolution

1.3 Mpx

Make full color 3D replicas of your object

Impressive 3D resolution

0.1 mm

Capture the geometry of your items with astonishing precision. Space Spider and Spider can even render the ridges of your fingerprint, that's how much detail they can pick up

Battery compatible for true portability

Connect the 0.85kg Artec Spider to the Artec battery pack, which provides up to 6 hours of power, and you can scan practically anywhere, even in areas where there is no source of electricity.

Safe to use

Artec Spider is laser-free technology and is absolutely safe to use for scanning people, as well as inanimate objects.

No targets & calibration. Just point and shoot

No need for preparation, just plug in the scanner and point it around the item as you would with a video camera. Simple.

Bundling and easy integration

For capturing larger objects, or for creating an automatic scanning system, several 3D scanners can be bundled and synced together. You can also integrate the scanners into your own customized solutions, fit for industrial applications, using the free of charge Artec Scanning SDK.




Artec Studio 11

Learn how to process a precise 3D model in no time

Now anyone can achieve professional standard 3D models with the most comprehensive 3D technology and data processing software on the market. The new Autopilot mode walks you through the whole process from start to finish, automatically choosing the best algorithms for your data, so you can sit back and watch your model being built before your eyes. Also available are a whole range of advanced features for more experienced users to have full control over their results.

Autopilot powerful
for truly accurate scans

Range of fast,
streamlined features
for advanced manual

Best in class tracking
for the smoothest
scanning experience

Artec Studio 11 software

Space Spider vs. Spider

Warm up period for achieving maximum accuracy

To achieve the very best results, every measurement tool is usually tuned to the conditions of a particular use case. Space Spider, however, keeps its precision in a wide range of temperatures and adjusts to the conditions in only 3 minutes, saving you precious time.

Warm up period for achieving maximum accuracy

 Artec EvaArtec Space Spider
General specificationsSpace Spider & SpiderEva
3D resolution, up to0.1 mm0.5 mm
3D point accuracy, up to0.05 mm0.1 mm
3D accuracy over distance, up to0.03% over 100 cm
Warm up period for achieving maximum accuracySpace Spider: 3 min.
Spider: 30 min.
Colors24 bpp
Texture resolution1.3 mp
Light sourceblue LEDflash bulb (no laser)
Working distance0.17 – 0.35 m0.4 – 1 m
Linear field of view, HxW @ closest range90 × 70 mm214 × 148 mm
Linear field of view, HxW @ furthest range180 × 140 mm536 × 371 mm
Angular field of view, HхW30 × 21°
Video frame rate, up to7.5 fps16 fps
Exposure time0.0005 sec.0.0002 sec.
Data acquisition speed, up to1 mln points / sec.2 mln points / sec.
Multi-core processingYes
Output formats  
3D formatsOBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASCII, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB
Formats for measurementsCSV, DXF, XML
Common specifications
Weight0.85 kg (1.9 lb)
Dimensions, HxDxW190 × 140 × 130 mm262 × 158 × 64 mm
Power consumption12V, 24W12V, 48W
Interface1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible
Processing capacity40 mln triangles / 1 GB RAM
ProcessorIntel I5 or I7
Memory18 GB12 GB
Video cardsNVIDIA or AMD
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce 400 or higher, at least 1 GB of memory
OSWindows 7, 8, 10 – x64
Free disk space300 MB for installation


Not supported: Windows XP, Windows Vista, 32-bit OS, AMD FirePro M6100 Fire GL V
Not recommended: Xeon or AMD processors, NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire configurations
NVIDIA Quadro and Intel cards are officially supported starting from the release of Artec Studio 11.


Read our comprehensive guide to learn what computers work best with Artec scanning solutions.


Accessories for Space Spider and Spider 3D scanners

for your scanner

Take a look at a few optional products we have developed to make scanning even easier, whatever your application and wherever your location

Battery pack

The Artec battery pack gives up to 6 hours of continuous scanning time. This means you can really take an Artec scanner anywhere and capture objects right in the field. Compatible with all Artec handheld 3D scanners.

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Power supply

Power supply

2m power supply developed exclusively for Artec 3D scanners to ensure stable performance when connected to grid power.

USB cable

USB cable

A fully tested cable featuring the connector needed for your Artec scanner.

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