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 Leo
West Coast Customs

United States

The world's most famous auto customization shop turned to 3D scanning to speed up workflows, increase accuracy, and open the door to new creative possibilities.

Artec Space Spider
Artec Leo
Vorteq

United Kingdom

A sports R&D company digitally captured a range of professional racing bikes in high-resolution 3D for use in creating an extremely aerodynamic racing bike.

Artec Leo
University of Wales Trinity Saint David

United Kingdom

3D scans of the vehicle enabled precise front wing development, increasing the car’s straight line and cornering speeds.

Artec Leo
Reality 3D

United States

An Artec Gold Reseller demonstrated how to quickly and easily 3D scan the underside of a Volvo XC90 and redesign the car's exhaust system in CAD software.

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 Leo
Artec Ray
Asian Sealand Offshore and Marine

Singapore

A 15-meter vertical pipe on an FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) vessel operating off West Africa was fractured and required urgent replacement to maintain production.

Artec Leo
Vorteq

United Kingdom

A sports-focused R&D company chose 3D scanning for creating custom, perfectly-fitting aerodynamic skinsuits for cyclists of all levels.

Artec Space Spider

USA

Multistage manufacturing can introduce uncertainty and process deviation that lead to inaccurate end part results. Corrective investigations are difficult, unless a systematic approach with the proper tools is used.

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.

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
Artec Space Spider
The Makers Group

Russia

High-precision 3D models created with Artec 3D scanners and software have served as a starting point for designing customized protective masks, gel pillows, and portable air filtration systems.

Artec Space Spider
Covid3D.org

France

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, medical equipment has been in short supply for many hospitals. Led by a surgeon in Paris, a new operation was launched: to 3D print more medical supplies on demand, with the Artec Space Spider 3D scanner for the rigorous quality control needed.

Artec Eva
Lifecast Body Simulation Ltd

United Kingdom

Thousands of lifelike dummies are being used for medical training in the UK and around the world.

Artec Eva

Germany

A German prosthetics specialist turned to 3D scanning to create a highly-functional new arm for one of their patients.

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 Eva
NASA

United States

With Artec Eva and Space Spider 3D scanners, engineers at NASA’s Hybrid Reality Lab are able to scan tools and other assets that are used in space and create 3D printed trackable versions that can be used to enhance training.

Artec Eva
The British Museum

United Kingdom

The British Museum needed a faster, more flexible method than traditional photogrammetry to digitally capture more than 400 ancient Maya casts for the Google Maya Project, and so they chose Artec Eva, a high-resolution color 3D scanner.

Artec Leo
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

United States

With a full 3D model of the dinosaur skull, visitors and students are able to view the CU Museum of Natural History’s most popular exhibit despite coronavirus closure.

Artec 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.

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 Space Spider
Artec Leo
The Farm 51

Poland

A world-famous video game developer needed a way to create lifelike high-poly 3D models quickly and precisely for their multiplayer military first-person shooter (FPS) game.

Artec Ray
JIE Technologies

China

This detailed statue of Guanyin was captured in its entirety, for preservation and in case of damage, prior to it being relocated from its current location for land development.

Artec 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
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.