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 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 Eva
Artec Space Spider
Ruffian Cars

United States

With a background in computer games and a love for building cars, it didn’t take long for Chris Ashton to find his way into the 3D scanning world, combining both profession and passion.

Artec Eva
Tekk Consulting Inc.

United States

A leading high-performance chassis design specialist searched for a way to dramatically speed up their day-to-day project workflow without compromising on accuracy or safety.

When it comes to manufacturing and production in the modern world, quality control needs to be two things: fast and accurate. With 3D scanning, expect high levels of accuracy and in far less time; you’ll identify deviations that formerly went unnoticed and slash your production time. In fields ranging from mass production to medical, automotive to industrial design, an Artec 3D scanner simplifies the quality inspection process to ensure the highest standards are met — and in record time, too.

Design Inspection
Manufacturing Control
Delivery Inspection
Case studies
Artec Eva
Element

Finland

The manufacturing company relies on Artec Eva for quality control and to ensure reliable accuracy in their products.

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 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.

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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.

Concept generation
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
Visual First

Netherlands

Essential for the ignition to start and the engine to run, the vintage motorcycle’s distributor cap was 3D printed from a 3D model of a legacy part scanned with Artec Space Spider.

Artec Eva
Artec Space Spider
Tech Strake

Japan

The task in this case: to equip a helicopter with a downward and diagonally facing camera for capturing aerial views of the area beneath it, for use in rescue missions and environmental surveillance, among other applications.

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 Space Spider
Lewin Ear Reconstruction

United States

A California plastic surgeon dedicated to helping children born with microtia was searching for a gentler and faster way to make the most life-like, long-lasting ears for her patients.

Artec Eva
Air Flo Labs

United States

3D scanning with Artec Eva helped a Silicon Valley dad invent the ultimate respiratory mask to protect children against air pollution and viruses.

Artec Eva
Sanitätshaus Klinz

Germany

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

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.

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 Space Spider
Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Netherlands

See how researchers of Naturalis Biodiversity Center used Artec Space Spider to create a 3D replica of the oldest known Tyrannosaurus Rex for Japanese Dinosaur Museum in Nagasaki.

Artec Eva
Silentworld Foundation

Australia

If you hear about something unexpected surfacing in Australia, no one would blame you for first thinking about some kind of wily mammal making its way into town, or an alarmingly large spider that you’d be better off leaving alone. In this case, the surprise came in the form of a boat.

Artec Eva
Francisco Correa

Colombia

An archaeologist needed a faster and more precise way to digitally document an important site where the ancient Colombian Muisca civilization was being explored.

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 Eva
Artec Space Spider
Beijing Onrol Technology

China

A highly detailed, watertight 3D model of an architectural landmark at a sacred Buddhist site was created using a combination of handheld 3D scanners.

Artec Space Spider
3D Master

Poland

When a delicious pizza fresh from the oven is in front of you, probably the last thing you’ll think of is 3D scanning it. But that’s exactly what one 3D scanning specialist in Poland did.

Artec Micro
milk-design Manufaktur GmbH

Germany

With Artec Micro, the milk-design team is now able to create both gem settings and custom-designed jewelry entirely in-house and more sustainably.