Artec 3D scanners for manufacturing

From concept to actualization, Artec 3D scanners will transform your workflow across the entire manufacturing process.

Artec 3D scanners for reverse engineering

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.

Benefits

9x
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.
0.01 mm
max accuracy
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.
<2h
for training
Artec scanners are designed to be intuitive, versatile, and easy to use. You’ll be confidently scanning in under 2 hours!
85%
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.

Applications

Rapid prototyping

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.

Reverse engineering

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.

Additive manufacturing

Go beyond conventional manufacturing techniques and use the flexibility of additive manufacturing to bring previously impossible design concepts to life.

Success story

A Swiss food-packaging manufacturer reports up to 2000 percent processing time improvements, and subsequent cost savings when creating new packaging.

A Swiss food-packaging manufacturer reports up to 2000 percent processing time improvements, and subsequent cost savings when creating new packaging.
20x
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
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Artec 3D scanners in manufacturing

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 Leo

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

Artec Eva

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

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.

Artec Ray

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

Artec Micro

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

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

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.
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Spare parts manufacturer in mining and construction uses Artec Eva for quality control, parts restoration, and repair

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.”
Alexander Slatvickiy, Scanning Engineer, Element
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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

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.”
Simon Ng, Director, ASOM
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Swiss food-packaging manufacturer cuts costs and time on chocolate bunnies packaging process from twenty to just one hour

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
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Scanned with Artec 3D technology

Scanned with Artec 3D technology

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.

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.

No need for targets

Compact, lightweight, portable

Starting at just 0.85 kg, our scanners are lightweight and designed to be ergonomic, mobile, and versatile.

Compact, lightweight, portable

Accuracy delivered at high speed

Artec scanners offer data acquisition speeds of up to 35 million points per second, faster than any traditional methods.

Accuracy delivered at high speed
Artec Ray

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.

Phenomenal precision

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.

Phenomenal Precision

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.

Scan large objects anywhere
Artec Micro

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.

Accuracy up to 10 microns

One-click solution

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 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.

Artec Leo

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

Artec Eva

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

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.

Artec Ray

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

Artec Micro

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

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.

Artec Studio

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.

Combine the power of different scanners

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.

Fit and export primitives

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.

Direct integration with Design X and SOLIDWORKS for advanced manufacturing

Boolean operations

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.

Boolean operations

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.

Make sections and export to CAD

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.

Control X integration for easy Quality Inspection
Artec Cloud

Artec Cloud

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

See this workflow in action with a kayak scanned with Artec Leo, processed in Artec Studio, exported to CAD in Geomagic Design X, and inspected in Geomagic Control X.
Manufacturing scanner + software bundles

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.

BMW manifold captured by Artec Leo in just eight minutes

Pipe bend captured with Artec Micro in only two scans in four minutes

Ball joint captured by Artec Space Spider in three minutes

Industrial compressor captured by Artec Eva in just five minutes

Artec Ray was used to scan an airplane suspended three meters high

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!