Artec 3D scanners for the automotive industry

Streamline your design, prototyping, inspection, and manufacturing workflows with 3D measurement solutions developed with automakers in mind.

3D scanning for automotive applications

All the way from design and rapid prototyping to reverse engineering and quality inspection, 3D scanners have become part and parcel of automakers’ technology toolsets. They allow automotive manufacturers to capture accurate, measurable 3D data from any part or component from tiny to very large. 3D scanning lets automakers not only speed up day-to-day productivity, but shorten output development lifecycles, and facilitate the manufacturing of high-performance vehicles without compromising on safety or quality standards.

Whether it's a classic car restoration or a brand new automotive prototype, Artec 3D's lightning-fast scanners deliver high-accuracy 3D surface data on every step of your design, prototyping, engineering, or manufacturing workflow.

Benefits

9x
the speed of a CMM
All Artec scanners are faster in 3D data capture than contact-based measurement solutions, acquiring millions vs. hundreds of points per second.
100%
portable
Being lightweight and fully portable, Artec scanners can easily be taken anywhere you need to go, whether that’s across the factory floor, or over to a different facility in another city or country.
<2h
training needed
Artec scanners require very little training, so in less than 2 hours you can be scanning your objects of choice, confidently and effectively.
0
contact
All our scanners are contact-free, so you can scan a full spectrum of surfaces without worrying about any risk of deformation or damage.
10
microns accuracy
Digitally capture auto parts, assemblies, and components with up to 0.01 mm accuracy.

Artec Leo

User-friendly portable 3D scanner with an inbuilt touchscreen and intuitive UI for easy 3D scanning.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
M, L
Accuracy
up to 0.1 mm
Resolution
up to 0.2 mm

Artec Eva

Our bestselling 3D scanner. Fast, versatile, and accurate.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
M, L
Accuracy
up to 0.1 mm
Resolution
up to 0.2 mm

Artec Space Spider

A metrological structured-light 3D scanner, set apart with its ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges, and thin ribs in high precision.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
S
Accuracy
up to 0.05 mm
Resolution
up to 0.1 mm

Artec Ray

Powerful long-range laser 3D scanner with an inbuilt battery, for precise capture of large objects.

Scanner type
Long Range
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
L, XL
Accuracy
up to 0.0125°
Resolution

Artec Micro

Metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner for quality control, inspection, jewelry, medical/dental components, etc.

Scanner type
Desktop
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
XS
Accuracy
up to 0.01 mm
Resolution
up to 0.029 mm

Artec 3D software

Using the right combination of software allows you to achieve the results you need in minimal time.

Applications

Reverse engineering

Instantly 3D capture auto parts that lack documentation, technical drawings, or those modified from their original designs – then generate accurate CAD models for further analyses and development.

Inspection and quality control

Easily collect and compare 3D scan data to CAD models to determine the accuracy of manufactured parts versus the original designs.

Rapid prototyping

Quickly create accurate, high-resolution 3D models of any auto part, component, or entire vehicle and use them as reference models for designing new prototypes.

3D visualization

Deliver immersive experiences by 3D scanning car interiors and exteriors and easily creating VR-ready 3D models, so your customers have the freedom to explore these virtual cars from anywhere, just as they would in a usual car dealership.

Virtual simulations

Obtain high-precision 3D models of any part or object to perform virtual motion analysis, virtual assembly, and other simulations.

Digital archive

Digitize all existing parts and tools to have a fully digital 3D archive, which can be utilized in further CAD/CAM/CAE applications.

Design for aftermarket auto parts

Replicate missing or hard-to-find auto parts in high-resolution 3D quickly and easily.

Success story

World-famous car shop West Coast Customs uses Artec Leo and Artec Eva to speed up workflows, increase accuracy, and open the door to new creative possibilities

World-famous car shop West Coast Customs uses Artec Leo and Artec Eva to speed up workflows, increase accuracy, and open the door to new creative possibilities
“With Leo, we can just pick up and go. We can take it with us anywhere throughout the shop, and it’s ready to scan, no laptop, no cables, everything’s built in. Even out in the parking lot or at a client’s location…it scans like a dream even on a bright summer day, full data capture from the first go.”
Lorenzo Strong, VP of Sales, West Coast Customs
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3D data capture

Obtaining excellent scan data is critical for constructing a safe and high-quality vehicle. See how employing high-resolution 3D models changes the game for automakers.

Artec 3D scanners at work

Find out how Artec 3D scanners provide solutions across a growing number of industries.

What’s the next step?

Talk to an expert

Talk to an expert and find out how our 3D scanners can improve your various automotive manufacturing workflows.

Request a demo

Whether online or in person, our partners around the world are ready to give you a demo, and explain the benefits that Artec 3D scanners offer.

Assuring the quality and accuracy of every vehicle component

All the way from the early stages of automotive design to the final stages of production. Here's how 3D scanning is propelling your industry forward.

Artec Ray

For measuring large vehicles

Use the Artec Ray long-range laser scanner to acquire high-accuracy 3D data for large and heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks, trailers, construction or agricultural machinery, etc.

Submillimeter accuracy

Capture large auto parts and entire vehicles with submillimeter distance precision and supreme angular accuracy.

Easy to use, even from your phone

A handy app to add greater flexibility to your scanning workflow, Artec Remote allows you to control Ray right from your smartphone. Just choose angles to scan your object or scene from, and Ray will automatically capture all surfaces within its reach as you follow the progress via Artec Remote.

Fast data acquisition

With a data capture speed of up to 208,000 points per second, Ray can digitize large-size vehicles in minimal time.

Artec Micro

Scanning small machine parts with ease

Fully automated desktop 3D scanner for capturing small parts such as fasteners, nuts, screws, and washers with ultra-high precision.

User-friendly 3D scanning

Compact and ready to scan in seconds. Simply mount the object on the scanning platform and you're ready to scan.

Smart scanning mode

Digitize your parts automatically in minutes with smart scanning mode. Let the scanner choose the optimal path and time to scan, with virtually no user input required.

Up to 0.01 mm accuracy

Designed for capturing objects 90x60x60 mm or smaller, Artec Micro creates exact digital copies of any small part, with up to 10-micron accuracy.

Up to 0.05 mm accuracy

Accurate, measurable 3D data from any auto part or component, from small to very large.

Ergonomics and portability

Thanks to their portability and lightweight designs, our handheld 3D scanners can easily be taken wherever you’d like to scan – in your workshop, at a client's location, or any place else.

Fast & rich 3D data capture

With up to 35 mln points/s data acquisition speed, you can be sure you’ll get all the data you need, in very little time.

No need for targets

Unlike many portable 3D solutions on the market, Artec handheld scanners don’t require any additional scanning gear (targets, spheres, tape measures) for data acquisition. However, they can be used in tandem with such accessories if needed.

Artec 3D software

Using the right software allows you to achieve the results you need in a fraction of the time.

Your best 3D scanning solution

From classic car restoration to brand new automotive prototypes, choose the scanner that fits your application best.

Artec Leo

User-friendly portable 3D scanner with an inbuilt touchscreen and intuitive UI for easy 3D scanning.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
M, L
Accuracy
up to 0.1 mm
Resolution
up to 0.2 mm

Artec Eva

Our bestselling 3D scanner. Fast, versatile, and accurate.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
M, L
Accuracy
up to 0.1 mm
Resolution
up to 0.2 mm

Artec Space Spider

A metrological structured-light 3D scanner, set apart with its ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges, and thin ribs in high precision.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
S
Accuracy
up to 0.05 mm
Resolution
up to 0.1 mm

Artec Ray

Powerful long-range laser 3D scanner with an inbuilt battery, for precise capture of large objects.

Scanner type
Long Range
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
L, XL
Accuracy
up to 0.0125°
Resolution

Artec Micro

Metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner for quality control, inspection, jewelry, medical/dental components, etc.

Scanner type
Desktop
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
XS
Accuracy
up to 0.01 mm
Resolution
up to 0.029 mm

Let Artec Studio do all the heavy lifting for you

Turbocharge your workflow by using the software that is flawlessly compatible with your scanning gear.

Artec Studio

Artec 3D’s advanced data capturing and processing algorithms provide a seamless experience. Apart from scanning and mesh editing features, this software includes a number of reverse engineering and inspection tools that let you perform essential mesh-to-CAD operations, compare scans to the original sketches or CAD models, and extract features necessary for reverse engineering – all in one place.

For in-depth QI or reverse engineering operations, you can also export scan data to any popular CAD software such as SOLIDWORKS, Geomagic Design X, Control X, Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS, and others.

Tools for quality inspection

Perform fast measurements for scanned auto parts and mesh-to-CAD analysis directly within Artec Studio. For advanced inspection, Artec Studio is fully integrated with Geomagic Control X.

Tools for quality inspection

Essential reverse engineering

You can use precise positioning to align your 3D mesh along the axes of the global coordinate system, fit primitives into the mesh, and export both primitives and the mesh into SOLIDWORKS, Design X, or Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS.

Essential reverse engineering

Easy to learn

Artec Studio is designed to be simple to learn and use, allowing you to concentrate entirely on your work.

Easy to learn

HD Mode

Powered by neural network algorithms, HD Mode makes the data you capture with Eva and Leo scanners sharper, cleaner, and with 2X higher resolution.

HD Mode

Cloud integration

Used as a standalone or with Artec Studio 16, Artec Cloud integrates easily with our scanner and software, and allows you to work remotely, collaborate with a team, or train new users.

Cloud integration

Also accessible to you

Geomagic Design X

Professional reverse engineering software for converting 3D scan data from Artec scanners into feature-based, editable solid CAD models.

Geomagic Control X

For a more in-depth inspection, Artec Studio is integrated with full-featured inspection packages, including Geomagic Control X.

Next-level 3D solutions for the auto industry

Learn more about how 3D scanning is powering up automakers, car customization experts, vehicle designers, and many others, to streamline and expedite their workflows, increase accuracy, cut costs, and more.

World-famous car shop West Coast Customs uses Artec Leo and Artec Eva to speed up workflows, increase accuracy, and open the door to new creative possibilities

World-famous car shop West Coast Customs uses Artec Leo and Artec Eva to speed up workflows, increase accuracy, and open the door to new creative possibilities
“With Leo, we can just pick up and go. We can take it with us anywhere throughout the shop, and it’s ready to scan, no laptop, no cables, everything’s built in. Even out in the parking lot or at a client’s location…it scans like a dream even on a bright summer day, full data capture from the first go.”
Lorenzo Strong, VP of Sales, West Coast Customs
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Leading high-performance chassis design specialist uses Artec Eva to turbocharge his design workflow without compromising on accuracy or safety

Leading high-performance chassis design specialist uses Artec Eva to turbocharge his design workflow without compromising on accuracy or safety
“When you’re trying to build a race car, and you have a phase that used to take you 14 to 16 hours in the past, and now it takes you just 2 to 3 hours, that makes a massive difference to us, and that’s not even touching on the accuracy and safety angles of what 3D scanning with Artec Eva has given us.”
Jason Heard, Tekk Consulting Inc.
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Boosting the performance of an F3 race car with Artec Leo

Boosting the performance of an F3 race car with Artec Leo
“From looking at what has been captured, the amount of detail, compared to what I’ve seen previously, is second to none. It’s incredible, for what I’ve actually seen produced before.”
John Hughes, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Processing scan data

Check out a wide variety of automotive parts and models created using the full range of Artec scanners.

Shine a spotlight on your object

Explore sample automotive parts captured with Artec scanners.

This radiator grille was scanned with Artec Leo in just 7 minutes

Car hubcap captured in ultra-sharp definition with Artec Eva

Scan of a carburetor by Artec Space Spider

Smart scan of a complete Smart car done with Artec Ray

Small industrial part captured in high detail with Artec Micro

Your object in 3D

To see how your object will look in 3D, get in touch to arrange a time for us to show you how!