Artec Micro

Professional ultra-high-precision industrial desktop 3D scanner for small machine parts, jewelry and dentistry

This fully-automated desktop 3D scanner was designed to deliver industrial-quality scans with just one click. Perfect for reverse engineering small objects, quality control, inspection, dentistry, jewelry, design, and more, Artec Micro scans with a point accuracy of up to 10 microns. Created with ease-of-use and precision in mind, Artec Micro brings the ultimate scanning solution right to your desktop.

Price: $29,300 

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Artec Micro Industrial 3D Scanner
2 Year Warranty

Perfect for quality testing and reverse engineering

Up to 10 microns accuracy


Up to 10 microns accuracy


Metrology-grade scans, suitable for quality control


Fully-automated desktop 3D scanner


Easy 3D capture with just one click


Create exact digital copies of small objects, tiny parts, jewelry, etc.


No need to add targets to the object

The cutting edge of desktop 3D scanning

Artec Micro brings the latest in scanning technology to your desktop. Its advanced twin color cameras and blue LED lights are perfectly synchronized with Micro’s dual-axis rotation system (swing & rotation) to create the ultimate digital copy of your object with a minimum of frames captured.

User-friendly 3D scanning

Compact and ready to scan in seconds. Simply mount the object on the circular scanning platform, and you're ready to scan. Choose from a variety of smart scanning paths. Then watch in real time as your scan unfolds on the screen in jaw-dropping detail. Only a minimum of training is needed with Micro. After a quick introduction, you will already be scanning on your own.

Powerful, robust software

Right out of the box, Micro integrates with the industry-acclaimed Artec Studio for real-time digital capture. See your scans coming to life on the screen. After scanning, Artec Studio makes it easy for you to process your scan. Simply follow the same series of steps as you would with our handheld scanners, and then export the final 3D model to software such as SOLIDWORKS, PolyWorks Inspector, Control X or Design X.

Smart scanning mode

Digitize your objects completely automatically and in minimum time. All with virtually no user input. Just mount the object on the scanning platform and go. Micro takes care of the rest.

With the Smart scanning mode, Micro captures every surface of your object in the least amount of time, using an ideal number of frames. This means minutes and megabytes saved on processing every scan. Now you'll have everything digitized much sooner, and your hard disk will thank you for the extra space saved.

Artec Micro technical specs

3D accuracy

Up to 10 microns (0.01 mm)

3D resolution

Up to 0.029 mm

Full color scanning


Object size

90 × 60 × 60 mm

Target-free scanning


Output formats

All popular formats, including STL, OBJ, BTX

Light source

Blue LED

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The possibilities are limitless

Quality inspection 3D scanning

Quality inspection

Across a variety of industries, there is a growing need for ensuring that product quality levels are as high as possible. Delivering metrology-grade scans at up to 10 microns’ accuracy (0.4 thou), not only can Micro “see” well below the human visibility threshold of 40 microns, but its 3D measurements are among the best in today’s cutting edge scanners, making it a perfect choice for inspection and much more.

Reverse engineering 3D scanning

Reverse engineering

Whether you have a small part to reproduce for which no blueprint exists, or you need to quickly redesign or simply modify an existing part and either mill or 3D print it, Artec Micro can do the job. Small parts can be a real challenge for handheld scanners, but Micro was created for exactly this. 

Its precise 3D measurement allows you to digitally fit together legacy parts with those you’re creating, capturing even the finest details that most other scanners will miss. Accelerate your design, prototype, and production cycle by weeks and save thousands in the process.

Jewelry 3D scanning


Forget about the traditional method of calipers and tracing methods. In minutes, Artec Micro transforms intricate jewelry items into CAD/CAM data for design, modification, 3D printing, and casting. Saves hours of time in the design and production of complex and highly-detailed jewelry pieces. Create custom-fitting wedding bands from engagement rings in a matter of hours rather than days. Update family heirlooms by taking an existing diamond or stone and creating an entirely new jewelry piece to perfectly complement it.

Cultural heritage preservation 3D scanning

Cultural heritage preservation

Today, countless priceless historical items are locked away in museum storage or back rooms. Over time, due to improper conditions, many of these objects are deteriorating. Documenting these precious items is a race against time. Artec Micro gives you the power to make highly-detailed 3D models of small cultural objects in just minutes. From there, these models can be archived, or easily shared with researchers and others either locally or around the world, or sent to a 3D printer for printing in a variety of materials.

Dentistry 3D scanning


Artec Micro is ready for today’s dental practice, creating precise CAD/CAM-ready 3D scans for lab use and 3D printing. Ideal for scanning single teeth, entire arches, or complex impressions. Export from Artec Studio to ExoCAD and other dental software. Perfect for making exact digital reproductions and archival copies of crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, dentures, custom abutments, implants, and more.

  Artec Micro Artec Space Spider Artec Eva Artec Leo
Micro Space Spider Eva Leo
Scanner type Desktop Handheld Handheld Handheld
3D point accuracy, up to 0.01 mm 0.05 mm 0.1 mm 0.1 mm
3D resolution, up to 0.029 mm 0.1 mm 0.5 mm 0.5 mm
Volume capture zone 324 cm³ 2,000 cm³ 61,000 cm³ 160,000 cm³
Ability to capture texture Yes Yes Yes Yes
Texture resolution 6.4 mp 1.3 mp 1.3 mp 2.3 mp
Colors 24 bpp 24 bpp 24 bpp 24 bpp
3D reconstruction rate for real-time fusion, up to 7.5 fps 16 fps 22 fps
3D reconstruction rate for 3D video recording, up to 7.5 fps 16 fps 44 fps
3D reconstruction rate for 3D video streaming, up to 80 fps
Data acquisition speed,
up to
1 mln points / sec. 1 mln points / sec. 2 mln points / sec. 3 mln points / sec.
3D exposure time Customizable 0.0002 s 0.0002 s 0.0002 s
2D exposure time Customizable 0.0002 s 0.00035 s 0.0002 s
3D light source Blue LED Blue LED Flash bulb (no laser) VCSEL
2D light source RGB LED White 6 LED array White 12 LED array White 12 LED array
Interface USB 3.0 1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible 1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible Wi-Fi, Ethernet, SD card
Computer requirements      
Supported OS Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64 Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64 Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64 Windows 7, 8, 10 x64
Minimum computer requirements i5 or i7 recommended, 32GB RAM i5 or i7 recommended, 18GB RAM i5 or i7 recommended, 12GB RAM i5 or i7, 32GB RAM A computer is needed only for post-processing. Scanning does not require a computer.
Output formats      
3D mesh formats OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, PTX, E57, XYZRGB
3D point cloud formats BTX, PTX
CAD formats STEP, IGES, x_t
Formats for measurements CSV, DXF, XML
Power source and dimensions    
Power source AC power AC power
or external battery pack
AC power
or external battery pack
Built-in exchangeable battery, optional AC power
Dimensions, HxDxW 290 x 290 x 340 mm 190 × 140 × 130 mm 262 × 158 × 63 mm 231 × 162 × 230 mm
Weight 12 kg / 26.7 lb 0.8 kg / 1.8 lb 0.9 kg / 2 lb 2.6 kg / 5.7 lb

Resolution is the ability of a scanning system to resolve detail in the object that is being scanned.

Accuracy is the ability of a measurement to match the actual value of the quantity being measured.

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