Artec 3D scanning applications

Catering to a wide variety of 3D scanning applications in multiple industries, Artec 3D constantly develops and improves 3D scanning solutions that are perfect for use in fast prototyping and reverse engineering. Our highly precise handheld 3D scanners are a fantastic solution that allows both new and experienced users to effortlessly capture the required data in no time at all, whatever the application. Portable, lightweight and easy to use, our professional handheld 3D scanners are guaranteed to improve your workflow and provide accurate results every time, saving you both time and money.

Product design
Customisation
3D documentation
Case studies
Artec Eva™
Artec Spider / Space Spider
Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine

The Netherlands

The combination of 3D scanning and reverse engineering makes it possible to quickly repair or replace critically important parts of vessels of the Dutch Royal Navy.

Artec Eva™
Teknodizayn

Turkey

In order to retrofit a construction machine, two of its parts were 3D scanned, reverse engineered and milled anew.

Artec Eva™

United Kingdom

A UK manufacturer of custom tractor headstocks needed to find a way to quickly yet precisely measure and reproduce their clients' legacy equipment.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
Classic-Car.TV

Germany

Classic-Car.TV digitizes a unique 1937 Ford Eifel with Artec 3D scanners at the MakerSpace innovation center of the Technical University of Munich.

Developing new product designs, taking the measurements of objects with complex geometry or automating workflow at manufacturing facilities used to take days or weeks to complete. Now 3D scanning technology can be used for these kinds of applications. You can use Artec 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.

Quality control
Rapid prototyping
Aerospace
Case studies
Artec Spider / Space Spider
Bachmann Forming AG

Switzerland

Artec Space Spider helps Swiss package maker save time and money.

Artec Eva™
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.

Artec Eva™
Willman Industries Inc.

United States

Willman Industries, a full-service jobbing foundry, had been using an older 3D laser scanner mounted on a robotic arm for scanning their castings. That had to change.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
NorNet

Norway

When 3D scanning large numbers of objects, both time and human error should be taken into account. By automating the scanning process, errors can be reduced and scanning times can be extremely shortened.

Designing customized prosthetic and orthotic devices requires real precision and paying close attention to the patient’s individual anatomy. This is one of the many healthcare applications, for which 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.

Orthopedics
Prosthetics
Plastic surgery
Custom wheelchairs
Case studies
Artec Eva™
Orthin Ltd.

the Netherlands

Perhaps in no other field does innovation matter more than in medicine. So, when a novel technique comes along, offering fitting solutions, professionals ought to embrace and build upon them.

Artec Eva™
Anatomik Modeling

France

Artec scanners help to deliver personalized healthcare 3D solutions that are a perfect fit for the anatomy of each patient and that are suitable for low invasive treatment of pathologies such as congenital thoracic deformities, which are anomalies in the growth of the chest wall.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
Center for Implant Dentistry

USA

A dental implant specialty practice needed to find a way to digitally align patients' faces with their teeth, quickly and precisely, for designing implants that look natural and feel great.

Artec Eva™
LifeNabled

Guatemala

A nonprofit specializing in prosthetics for children needed a low-cost yet effective way to create prostheses for its patients, including a young woman who lost her lower arm.

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 the 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.

Research
Training
Online museums
Forensics
Case studies
Artec Spider / Space Spider
Plimsoll Productions

UK

Though 3D technology is usually perceived as a futuristic concept, a recent project it was involved in proved that it could also take us back in time. Over 10 000 years back in time to be exact.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
University of Bonn

Germany

Viticulture, a science that the Athenian historian Thucydides claimed to have had a civilizing effect, may not be the most expected field of study to apply Artec 3D solutions to. Yet grape cultivation stands to gain enormously from using them, as a group of researchers has shown recently in their article.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
Montpellier Medical University

France

3D and VR technologies alike are growing ever more popular throughout industries all over the world and are becoming especially common in the healthcare field due to their precision, ease of use and versatility.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

USA

A 1:1 scale 3D printed replica of Colorado’s State Symbol, the Kessler Stegosaurus, has been created for a local museum with the help of Artec Spider 3D scanner.

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. In addition to 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
Architecture
CGI
Fashion
Case studies
Artec Eva™
Artec Spider / Space Spider
Swedish National Heritage Board

Denmark

Learn how objects can be captured for heritage preservation using the Artec Space Spider and Eva 3D scanners and the latest version of Artec Studio 3D scanning software. 

Artec Spider / Space Spider
Dundee University

USA

For the past two years, researchers from 3DVisLab have been working with the Nunalleq Archaeology Project near the Alaska Native village of Quinhagak to develop a digital educational resource to help teach local children about the excavations as well as their Yup’ik heritage.

Artec Eva™
Artec Spider / Space Spider
America’s Lost Vikings

USA

Two archaeologists hosting the TV show America's Lost Vikings decided to use color 3D scanning to try and determine the true age of this controversial artifact.

Artec Eva™
White House

United States

The White House decided to create a presidential portrait of President Obama via 3D scanning, resulting in 3D-print-ready files for 3D printing a bust and life mask, as well as photorealistic 3D models for digital viewing.