Industrial design and manufacturing

Developing new product designs, taking the measurements of objects with complex geometry or automating the workflow at manufacturing facilities used to take days or weeks to complete. Now this can be accomplished in a matter of minutes or hours with Artec 3D scanning technology. You can use the 3D scanners to quickly capture just about any industrial object, from a small mechanical part to a turbine, with astonishing accuracy. The resulting 3D model can then be exported to a variety of CAD & CAM programs and from there gauged and modified to improve the product’s design and performance or integrate it into a new production system.

Reverse engineering
Quality control
Rapid prototyping
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Thames Water

United Kingdom

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater services providers with over 15 million customers and as part of their business they deliver an average of 2,600m litres of drinking water every day.

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Willman Industries Inc.


It’s always great to get testimonials from industry pros who have enhanced their performance thanks to Artec scanners.

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Central Scanning, Delcam

United Kingdom

Central Scanning scans a full-size Formula 1 racecar and 3D prints its scale model, reverse engineered in Delcam PowerSHAPE.

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Even though Artec handheld scanners were designed so as to fit well in the hand, our clients prove that they can be easily integrated into robotic systems as well.


Designing customized prosthetic and orthotic devices requires real precision and paying close attention to the patient’s individual anatomy, and that’s where Artec 3D scanners prove to be indispensable tools. They are successfully used to produce quick and accurate scans of the body or body parts, even if the person moves about a little during scanning. Artec scanners use structured light and pose no risk to the health of the person scanned. They easily capture the geometry of the body and don’t need any reference targets to be attached to the patient’s body.

Plastic surgery
Custom wheelchairs
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Can Touch

Russian Federation

A team of engineers used Artec Eva to create a 3D-model of a girl’s leg for designing a tailor-made prosthesis of the gastrocnemius muscle.

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You may remember 3D scanning enthusiasts from Bulgaria, Threeding, who created an online database of 3D models that can be downloaded for free, bought or printed out using the company’s printing service.

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Royal Hospital for Sick Children


Dr. Ken Stewart, of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, uses an Artec Spider 3D scanner to capture the geometry of ears with precision and design implants for patients with microtia, a congenital ear condition.

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Grupo SG

Costa Rica

This year has been a rollercoaster ride for one lovely Costa Rican. In January he found himself in a shelter after an attack by a gang of teens which left him severely mutilated.

Science and education

Universities, colleges and laboratories are embracing 3D scanning as a powerful tool that allows students and researchers to study artifacts in greater detail than ever before without risking damaging them. The world’s leading museums also use Artec 3D scanners to digitize artifacts and create online galleries, facilitating access to their collections for art specialists and academics no matter where they are based. Unlike original objects that can be seen only from behind the glass at museums where they are exhibited, their 3D copies can be easily viewed from any angle and in different resolutions.

Online museums
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St. Cloud State University Visualization Lab


You might not ordinarily think that looking at the skull of a dead animal is a fun thing to do, but the team of the St.

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United States

Google’s online collection of museum exhibits expands with 3D models of artifacts scanned with Artec Eva.

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University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

The largest find of fossils of Homo naledi, a human ancestor previously unknown to scientists, has been 3D scanned with Artec Eva.

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Partnership serves to increase ornithology knowledge among students, universities and scientific organizations

Art and design

3D scanning opens up limitless possibilities for artists of any kind, enabling them to translate their most fantastic ideas into reality. The technology drives forward the movie industry and video games – many stunts and visual effects would be difficult or even impossible to bring off before the advent of 3D scanning. Artec has perfected the technology to produce 3D scanners that have become the preferred choice for making top-grossing Hollywood blockbusters, such as World War Z, Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World and many more. While helping create new pieces of art, Artec also takes care of ancient artifacts and monuments by digitizing them in 3D to preserve their exact copies for posterity as the objects themselves may disintegrate over time.

Heritage preservation
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White House

United States

U.S. President Barack Obama is 3D scanned with Artec Eva to make the first ever 3D presidential portrait.

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3D scanning technology is used to restore and preserve the smallest submarine of the navy of Nazi Germany.

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Czech Republic

The Reader, a 6 m long relief on the facade of a Czech school, was 3D scanned with Artec Eva by Artec’s Czech partners ABBAS to be turned into a smaller-scale replica and reinstalled on the building during major renovations.

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MU Form Furniture Design

New Zealand

A furniture manufacturer outsources 3D scanning to Artec to boost productivity, save time and cut costs.

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