Artec 3D scanners for manufacturing
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.
Inspection and quality control
Drastically reduce lead times
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."
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Artec 3D scanners in manufacturing
Find out more about how Artec 3D scanners have provided solutions for a variety of manufacturing challenges across many different industries.
Artec 3D hardware
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.
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.
3D data capture
To manufacture quality products, you need good data. Here are some 3D models demonstrating the precision and level of detail Artec 3D scanners deliver.
What’s the next step?
Talk to an expert
Talk to an expert and find out how our 3D scanners can improve your manufacturing workflow.
Request a demo
Whether online or in person, our partners around the world are ready to give you a demo and explain the benefits Artec 3D scanners offer.
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.”
Spare parts manufacturer in mining and construction uses Artec Eva for quality control, parts restoration, and repair
“Most of all, I like the scanning process. I also like the ability of Artec Eva to work on battery power, the convenience of scanning and processing in Artec Studio, and the accuracy of scanning.”
Artec Leo and Ray facilitate the safe removal, refabrication, and replacement of a damaged 15-meter vertical pipe on an offshore vessel in West Africa
“The combination of the handheld Artec Leo and the standalone unit Artec Ray made a very big difference. We managed to capture all the necessary details this way.”
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.”
3D scanners for your whole production process
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.
No need for targets
Artec scanners require no positioning targets or reference spheres to facilitate stable tracking, saving you hours on attaching those to large objects and then removing them post-scan.
Compact, lightweight, portable
Starting at just 0.85 kg, our scanners are lightweight and designed to be ergonomic, mobile, and versatile.
Accuracy delivered at high speed
Artec scanners offer data acquisition speeds of up to 35 million points per second, faster than any traditional methods.
Solutions for high-accuracy measurements
Artec 3D scanning solutions all offer high-end accuracy, incredible speed, and excellent data quality.
For large objects or scenes
Artec Ray is a compact device that is just as comfortable scanning outdoors as it is indoors. Ray is great for capturing large objects – construction parts, wind turbines, ship propellers – with industry-leading precision, speed, and exceptional quality.
Artec Ray produces submillimeter accuracy with very minimal noise levels, meaning you can scan large industrial objects confidently, knowing you’ll get clean, precise 3D models with very little post-processing work.
Scan large objects anywhere
With Ray’s portability, parts that are difficult to move or located in tricky places are well within reach. Ray can work for up to four hours on its built-in battery, can be placed on a tripod, and controlled over WiFi or by USB.
Flawless models of tiny parts
In an automated process starting with a single click, Artec Micro can capture objects as small as screws, nuts, and bolts in astounding accuracy without you having to lift a finger.
Accuracy up to 10 microns
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.
Which 3D scanner will work best for you?
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.
Feature-packed software for seamless data capture and processing
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.
Combine the power of different scanners
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.
Also accessible to you
Geomagic Design X
Easily convert data from our scanners into editable CAD models that you can use in your favorite software.
Geomagic Control X
Quality control made easy – inspect your manufactured parts quickly, reliably, and efficiently using our scanners and Geomagic Control X.
3D scanning for inspection with Artec 3D and Geomagic Control X
Manufacturing scanner + software bundles
Get even more value with a scanner or scanner combination, Geomagic Design X, and one or more Artec Studio licenses in one combo that fits your workflow.
Remarkably precise 3D scans for CAD modeling
3D scan data and optimized workflows that take the complications out of the CAD modeling process. Take a look at some of the models our industry-leading 3D scanners have produced.
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!