Companies have reported saving up to 85% in time and cost just by incorporating our 3D scanners into their reverse engineering workflows.
3D scanning for reverse engineering
To be able to digitally reproduce components, or to confidently determine design intent, the instruments you use have to be unquestionably accurate. This makes professional 3D scanners a crucial element in the reverse engineering toolbox, whether for product improvement, reconstruction, design augmentation, or a range of other use cases.
Artec 3D scanners and software are designed with a focus on accuracy, ease of use, and speed in mind. The software is intuitive, the scanners require minimal training, and you can choose whether to seamlessly integrate these 3D scanning solutions into your existing workflow or use them independently.
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.
max. accuracy (no targets needed)
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.
Confidently and easily capture data from existing parts with the assurance of ultra-high precision and accuracy.
With tools that seamlessly integrate into your existing workflow, you can quickly and easily prototype, test, and get insightful feedback on design solutions.
Redesigning parts that are no longer in production has never been easier, with none of the errors, inconsistencies, and time demands that come with taking measurements manually.
Aftermarket parts production
With reliable 3D scan datasets, paired with Artec Studio’s versatility, you have the ability to develop high-quality aftermarket parts.
You can take advantage of the flexibility that 3D printing brings to quickly actualize and test reverse-engineered designs.
A leading developer of high-performance chassis saves days of work by using Artec Eva, Artec Studio, and Geomagic Design X to engineer custom solutions for racing.
reduction in time spent capturing and processing scans.
“Eva has been such a game-changer. Now I’ll take a bunch of parts and scan them in before lunch. By the end of the day, we’ve done all our analysis, everything is on schedule to create the final design.”
Explore a range of fast, ultra-high-precision, and robust scanning solutions that have captured everything from a cargo ship to a SIM card tray. With Artec’s scanners, tiny objects with intricate surfaces, or huge industrial components in difficult locations are not an issue.
Learn all about how teams around the world leverage the power of our scanners to optimize their reverse engineering processes and make best use of their resources.
Using Artec 3D scanning technology to keep Dutch Royal Navy ships seaworthy
“We are now able to work a lot faster and more accurately. Because we now have a complete 3D model, we have all the correct dimensions of every object. It results in a far more efficient way of working and it is faster, so we save a lot of money in these projects.”
Ben Jansen, CNC coordinator at the Netherlands Defense Ministry
Reverse engineering huge machine parts in difficult locations with Artec Eva and Geomagic Design X
“Artec Eva was the suitable scanner for this job as the parts were very big and the accuracy required was in the range of Artec Eva’s accuracy. The scanning was pretty fast and easy considering that those were huge parts, around 3 meters…No other scanner can measure such big parts this accurately and fast.”
Ali Can Boysan, Teknodizayn Sales & Technical Support Manager
Putting Claws on the Black Panther Lexus with Artec Eva at West Coast Customs
“It's a huge help that Eva is lightweight and comfortable to hold, which makes scanning actually fun to do … you don’t need to use it for long before you look over at the laptop and realize that you’ve scanned the whole car … it either would’ve been just impossible without Eva or much more difficult and definitely not as precise.”
Slashing weeks off reverse engineering farm equipment with Artec Eva
“Eva has literally saved us days if not weeks of work, and that’s no exaggeration. Previously we were spending all that time creating prototypes to test, then that many more hours on alterations to reach the level of perfect, compared to now achieving perfection the first time, and every time, with Eva.”
With submillimeter distance precision and industry-leading angular accuracy, scan data is cleaner than that from other 3D laser scanners, with very low noise levels.
Scan large objects anywhere
Powered by its built-in battery, Ray can work for up to four hours. Choose how to operate the scanner: either from a laptop connected to it with a USB cord, or via WiFi using the Artec Remote app.
For reverse engineering small objects
Reverse engineering small objects doesn’t have to be a hassle. Artec Micro, our high-precision industrial desktop 3D scanner, is capable of capturing objects like tiny machine parts with utmost accuracy.
Artec Micro is a pain-free solution for capturing small objects. It can scan with an accuracy of up to 10 microns – literally microscopic dimensions.
Launch smart scanning mode: With just one click, Micro will automatically find the shortest path for its projector and cameras to follow in order to fully capture your object's surfaces in minimal time.
Versatile handheld reverse engineering solutions
While an F1 car’s front wing can easily be brought into an inspection lab for scanning, a massive construction machine part cannot. Artec’s handheld scanners offer precisely the versatility such varied scenarios demand.
With such powerful hardware tools at your disposal, it is important that you pair them with similarly capable software. Artec Studio offers a whole range of capabilities that bring the best not just out of your scanner, but you and your team too.
Artec Studio is an all-in-one 3D software with advanced features designed specifically to streamline the reverse engineering workflow. You can quickly and intuitively fit CAD primitives to your 3D models and save them as CAD files for export into other software like SOLIDWORKS or Design X.
Artec Studio can work with datasets of up to 500 million polygons, meaning working with large objects at high resolution is a breeze, whether you are processing scanned data on the fly in Autopilot, or assuming greater control with manual presets.