Artec 3D scanning applications in industrial design

Concept generation
Rapid prototyping

Thanks to their high precision, Artec 3D scanners have a wide range of applications in industrial design and manufacturing. Commonly used during various stages of product design development and implementation, these powerful 3D scanning tools significantly speed up the workflow, making it easier to get the required object data and create customised automated capturing solutions.

While all our scanners are great for reverse engineering and quality control, our best industrial 3D scanner, Space Spider, is used for capturing small objects and complex geometry with the highest precision, while Artec Eva is able to scan larger objects with both speed and accuracy. Neither scanner requires the user to stick targets on the object.

Seamless export of the 3D models to a variety of widely used CAD and CAM programs allows users to conduct a large variety of tests for quality control, acquire necessary measurements and other data for reverse engineering, object integration and more.

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Explore our industrial design case studies for more information

Artec Leo
Artec Ray
Asian Sealand Offshore and Marine


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

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


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


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.

Artec Space Spider
Artec Leo


Using Artec Leo and Space Spider, along with Artec Turntable and ZBrush 3D modeling software, the kayak and all its components were easily scanned and turned into a remarkable 3D model, without complications.

Artec Space Spider
Bachmann Forming AG


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

Artec Eva
Artec Space Spider
Artec Leo
3D Printing Colorado

United States

When the team at 3D Printing Colorado first came across a LinkedIn post about a scanning challenge with an impending deadline, they knew it was something worth checking out.

Artec Eva
Artec 3D

Russian Federation

This started out as a job for Artec. We were asked to scan parts of a car for our client. When we saw the minivan, we fell in love with it and decided to scan it from top to bottom. It took our scanning pro Alexey a day to do it.

Artec Space Spider
Visual Computing Research Center


A group of university researchers from around the world set out to improve current automated 3D scanning processes to be both faster and more accurate.

Artec Space Spider


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.