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Great news, everyone, even double great news – today we are releasing two new products! Please welcome a cutting-edge 3D scanner, Space Spider, built on the best features of our undisputed champion of precision scanning, Artec Spider:
and the long-awaited Artec Studio 10 software with even faster and more automated alignment, processing and editing tools:
Our new 3D scanner, Space Spider, was inspired by the space industry, which needs an unfaltering, precise and easy-to-use scanning solution on spaceships. To meet these requirements, we developed Space Spider, equipping it with an intuitive cooling system. This enables the scanner to reach optimal operating temperatures faster and maintain a constant temperature throughout the entire scanning process, reducing scanning time, ensuring there is no need to recalibrate the scanner and guaranteeing maximum accuracy.
Using blue LED lights, Space Spider can scan a variety of objects of all sizes, even those with sharp edges, moving parts or textured surfaces, in high resolution. It captures objects with an accuracy of up to 50 microns and resolution of up to 100 microns, making it ideal for CAD as well as reverse engineering and additive manufacturing.
Space Spider makes a perfect pair with the latest version of our sophisticated 3D scanning software, Artec Studio 10, whose optimized algorithms bring both scanning experience and 3D data processing to perfection, ensuring the highest speed, accuracy and ease of 3D data collection and editing.
So what are the new and enhanced features of Artec Studio 10? First, we made sure that while scanning, the user can keep total control of tracking even when the scanner is shaken or turned. Should the user make larger movements that may disrupt the scan, the continuous scanning algorithms are able to automatically adjust and pick up where the scan left off. In addition, Tracking Alignment Correction will identify tricky scanning areas and automatically realign scans during the scanning procedure itself, substantially reducing the time needed for post-processing the data.
The new version of Artec Studio sets impressive speed records, for instance, mesh simplification is now up to 90 per cent faster and texture color mapping is five times faster than before! Texture editing has become easier, with complicated missing texture data being automatically predicted, reproduced and filled in. The software also enables the user to automatically remove targets when photogrammetry solutions are used.
Artec Studio 10 is available in two editions: Professional and Ultimate, which are both compatible with all of Artec 3D scanners. The Professional edition is available as the usual one-time purchase or, for the first time, as a yearly subscription, ensuring that users always have access to the latest upgrades. Artec Studio 10 Ultimate is available by a yearly subscription only and the software is compatible with all Artec scanners as well as a variety of sensors including Kinect for Windows V2, Intel F200 (IVCAM) and ASUS Xtion.
Artec will be offering special upgrade terms for existing customers now until August 1, 2015. All schools, colleges and universities using an older version of the software and/or an Artec scanner will be upgraded to Artec Studio 10 at no cost, and those of them that use Artec Studio to work with sensors are offered a discount on the upgrade. Individuals or businesses can upgrade to Artec Studio 10 at a reduced cost or subscription price. New users can receive a 30-day trial version of Artec Studio 10 Ultimate by registering online and downloading the free trial at my.artec3d.com.
A research group in Belgium is boosting the capabilities of powered exoskeletons by customizing their design with the help of 3D scanning, CAD and 3D printing.
Valentin Vanhecke of the Dutch company 4Visualization has scanned the astonishingly well preserved skeleton of a giant dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago. The newly mounted skeleton is now on display at a local museum.
Save minutes and hours on 3D data processing with the extra fast Global Registration algorithm in Artec Studio 12.1 3D scanning software when using it with Artec 3D scanners and third-party sensors.