Artec 3D scanning applications in reverse engineering

Product design
3D documentation

Reverse engineering is paramount to multiple industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and in a wider sense, even areas such as healthcare. It has a broad range of applications, including product improvement and reconstruction, design augmentation and many others. The world today would not be the same without it.


Effortless export of 3D models from Artec’s scanning and post-processing 3D software to a variety of widely used CAD and CAM programs allows users to easily analyse the data and perform further operations for reverse engineering a product or part.


Explore our reverse engineering case studies for more information

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™


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

Artec Spider / Space Spider


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

Artec Eva™
MU Form Furniture Design


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

Artec Eva™
Central Scanning, Delcam

United Kingdom

A UK tool manufacturer decided to create a small, precise replica of their Formula 1 car, via 3D scanning and printing.

Artec Eva™
Nika Holding

Russian Federation

A manufacturer of auto accessories needed to produce different sizes and shapes of floor mats for a variety of models of cars from makers such as Nissan, Skoda, Renault, and Peugeot.

Artec MHT™ -> Artec Eva™
Auto Specialty Center, city of Vladimir

Russian Federation

A company specializing in auto customization chose 3D scanning to reduce the time needed for projects, while at the same time giving designers greater flexibility and more possibilities to work with their designs.