From concept to actualization, Artec 3D scanners will transform your workflow across the entire manufacturing process.
3D scanning for manufacturing
Artec 3D scanners are industry-leading precision instruments that play crucial roles in a variety of processes in industrial design and manufacturing. From product development to manufacturing, our high-precision 3D scanning solutions cut the time and cost of capturing object data. Highly accurate scan data improves the reliability of processes, and seamless compatibility with a variety of widely used CAD and CAM programs allows you to deploy them in quality control, reverse engineering, and many more manufacturing-related use cases.
faster than a CMM
An Artec scanner takes one second to capture up to 35 million points. A CMM needs hours to capture a few hundred.
Artec 3D scanners work without targets and are precise to fractions of a millimeter. Our desktop 3D scanner achieves accuracy as high as 10 microns.
Artec scanners are designed to be intuitive, versatile, and easy to use. You’ll be confidently scanning in under 2 hours!
savings in time and cost
Just by using Artec scanners, an international manufacturer and distributor of construction machine spare parts saves 85 percent in time and cost.
Cut down on the time it takes to get from design to production using precise, high-resolution 3D models of prototypes to quickly and easily test your designs.
Inspection and quality control
Reduce time-to-market by optimizing the quality control process. Get accurate 3D models in minutes, which you can compare to CAD designs.
Fabricate parts with missing documentation, integrate existing products into your design process, or recreate legacy designs easily without needing to take manual measurements.
Drastically reduce lead times
By using 3D scanning methods, companies have reported reducing lead times in production processes like packaging by as much as 20 times.
Go beyond conventional manufacturing techniques and use the flexibility of additive manufacturing to bring previously impossible design concepts to life.
A Swiss food-packaging manufacturer reports up to 2000 percent processing time improvements, and subsequent cost savings when creating new packaging.
Improvement in the processing time for Swiss chocolate bunny packaging. Artec Space Spider cut the time from 20 hours to just one.
"It's fun to see how quickly complicated shapes can find their way from hand to screen. Being able to use a 3D scanner in house is an immense time advantage. The simple usability is a winning factor — we are very satisfied with the results."
Jörg Nussbaum, Design Engineer, Bachmann Forming AG
Artec has a line-up of scanners that can capture all kinds of objects, from entire airplanes to small nuts and bolts, and all without targets. Portability, ease of use, and performance are front and center, so scanning tricky surfaces or objects in difficult locations is fair game.
Photogrammetry kit with metrology-grade precision and volumetric accuracy for inspection, reverse engineering, and other industrial measurement applications.
Artec 3D software
User-focused, intuitive 3D scanning software that effortlessly handles large datasets, and offers native support for industry-standard software like Geomagic Design X, Control X, Freeform, and Wrap, for a variety of manufacturing processes.
Unparalleled efficiency gains in manufacturing workflows
Find out how the power of our scanners is helping manufacturers worldwide enhance their processes and optimize their workflows.
Slashing up to 75% off a foundry’s production time and cutting costs with Artec Eva
“The rate at which you can capture data is fantastic… Without a doubt Eva has saved our company money. We definitely promote it to customers as a valuable tool that will enable us to meet their castings’ requirements.”
Randy Parker, Quality Manager, Willman Industries Inc.
Swiss food-packaging manufacturer cuts costs and time on chocolate bunnies packaging process from twenty to just one hour
“It's fun to see how quickly complicated shapes can find their way from hand to screen. Being able to use a 3D scanner in house is an immense time advantage. The simple usability is a winning factor — we are very satisfied with the results.”
Jörg Nussbaum, Design Engineer, Bachmann Forming AG
Confidently capture objects of any size in different application scenarios, from small objects like tiny machine parts to huge construction implements, in a fraction of the time and effort.
Mobile and powerful handheld options
Take your scanner wherever you need it. Perfect for objects you can’t bring into your workshop. Compact, ergonomic designs enable you to scan different-sized objects even in difficult locations like tight spaces.
Artec Ray II is a compact device that is just as comfortable scanning outdoors as it is indoors. Ray II is great for creating exceptionally accurate digital twins, capturing large objects – construction parts, wind turbines, factory floors, ship propellers – with industry-leading precision, speed, and exceptional quality.
When capturing small objects, accuracy and tiny details matter even more. Artec Micro captures objects with an accuracy of up to 10 microns – imperceptible dimensions to the human eye.
Artec Micro’s automated dual-axis rotation system captures your object in its entirety in one optimized process. Simply mount the object and click to launch smart scanning mode.
Artec 3D software
Artec’s high-precision scanners are supported by powerful software solutions with advanced data capturing and processing algorithms, options for cross-team collaboration, cloud integration, and native integration with major software platforms in the manufacturing sphere.
The Artec 3D scanner line-up has solutions for very different usage scenarios, object sizes, and manufacturing processes, and the flexibility to combine the strengths of different scanners to achieve even more.
Artec Studio provides a user-focused platform to ensure you’re constantly getting the best out of your 3D scanners for your manufacturing needs.
A comprehensive scanning and 3D data processing solution that handles large datasets, mechanical and freeform shapes easily. Fit CAD primitives to your 3D models with minimal effort, and export into other software packages like SOLIDWORKS or Design X.
Bring the unique capabilities of our individual scanners together by combining scan data from different 3D scanners. You can use the high resolution of one scanner for detailed areas of your scan, and another scanner's large field of view for the rest of the object or scene.
Fit and export primitives
Precisely position 3D models in the world coordinate system, extract geometric data, and fit CAD primitives that you can export to SOLIDWORKS, Geomagic Design X, and other CAD software.
Direct integration with Design X and SOLIDWORKS for advanced manufacturing
Tight integration with Design X and SOLIDWORKS enables you to export primitive shapes, freeform surfaces, and sections directly from Artec Studio for fitting into meshes.
Use the Union, Subtract, and Intersect Boolean operations with primitives or other 3D models to easily reshape your meshes and CAD entities. Produce complex molds, alter existing meshes to suit your design objectives, and much more.
Make sections and export to CAD
Create sections through meshes, save them locally, or export them directly to other CAD software using native integration that does not require any plugins.
Control X integration for easy quality inspection
Automatically generate essential QI reports just by selecting the objects you want to inspect while Control X runs in the background. Export 3D data directly into Control X for alignment, to show deviations, or to run advanced inspection processes.
Scan one or more objects in one or more locations, process them in another, with distributed team members collaborating in real time at every stage.