Artec Space Spider
Industrial 3D scanner of metrological accuracy
- Precision at your fingertips
A new and enhanced precision instrument for CAD users and engineers, Artec Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D scanner based on blue light technology. It is perfect for capturing small objects or intricate details of large industrial objects in high resolution, with steadfast accuracy and brilliant color.
The scanner’s ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges and thin ribs sets our technology apart. It is an ideal industrial 3D scanner for high resolution capturing of objects such as molding parts, PCBs, keys, coins or even a human ear, followed by the export of the final 3D model to CAD software.
In this powerful 3D scanner, the technology has been honed to perfection to ensure the best possible quality of scans and a truly robust device.
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Up to 0.05 mm accuracy with no need for targets
Capture small objects or fine detail with high precision
Artec 3D scanners & applications
Space Spider offers almost unlimited possibilities in areas such as reverse engineering, quality control, product design and manufacturing
Fast scanning speed
High accuracy does not have to be time consuming. Artec Space Spider process up to one million points per second!
High 3D point accuracy
Make extremely accurate 3D models of small industrial objects or sections of larger objects in fine detail
Make full color 3D replicas of your object
Impressive 3D resolution
Capture the geometry of your items with astonishing precision. Space Spider can even render the ridges of your fingerprint, that's how much detail they can pick up
Long-term repeatability in data capture
Originally developed to spec for the International Space Station, this next generation industrial 3D scanner features powerful temperature stabilization and high grade electronics. This not only allows the scanner to reach maximum accuracy in three minutes but also ensures long-term repeatability in data capture, since the accuracy rate of the device is not affected by fluctuations in environmental conditions.
Artec Space Spider technical specs
Starting from 5 mm
Full color scanning
Hybrid geometry and color based
3D reconstruction rate
All popular formats, including STL, OBJ, and PLY
Weight of scanner
Battery compatible for true portability
Connect the lightweight, 0.85kg 3D scanner to the Artec battery pack, which provides up to 6 hours of power, and you can scan practically anywhere, even in areas where there is no source of electricity.
Safe to use
The blue structured light technology used is absolutely safe for scanning people, as well as inanimate objects.
No targets & calibration. Just point and shoot
No need for preparation, just plug in the scanner and point it around the item as you would with a video camera. Simple.
Bundling and easy integration
For capturing larger objects, or for creating an automatic scanning system, several 3D scanners can be bundled and synced together. You can also integrate the scanners into your own customized solutions, fit for industrial applications, using the free of charge Artec Scanning SDK.
Making a high-accuracy 3D model with Artec Space Spider
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Got a question about Artec Space Spider 3D scanner?
No. Space Spider requires neither targets nor calibration to get started. The scanner uses powerful hybrid geometry and texture tracking to capture the objects in 3D, even those with limited features. Space Spider collects two sets of data by which to track and to perform processing and this results in much easier, faster, and smoother 3D scanning, as well as faster data processing in comparison to scanners that require targets for scanning.
We do recommend recalibrating your Space Spider every once in a while. For more information on when and in what cases recalibration is needed, check out our Support Center.
Artec Space Spider was originally developed for the International Space Station. That is why it’s called a Space Spider. Its predecessor, Artec Spider, didn’t have an active cooling system onboard. The heat generated by the scanner didn’t disperse fast enough in zero gravity, causing the scanner to overheat immediately (to stop working). For this reason, we developed an internal thermoregulation system that allows faster heat dispersion and better ventilation, thereby preventing the scanner from overheating. This allows the scanner to reach maximum accuracy in just a few minutes, and ensures long-term repeatability in data capture, since the accuracy rate of the scanner will not be not affected by fluctuations in environmental conditions.
Yes. The Space Spider creates 3D models of physical objects with a 0.05 mm accuracy and a 0.1 mm resolution, making it a perfect tool for CAD software users. For example, it can be used to reverse engineer industrial parts in order to replicate items that are no longer in production, or for rapid prototyping where modified or improved versions of any part can be created. Scanning with Space Spider is super fast and doesn’t require targets to be placed on top of an object for stable tracking.
The models scanned with Space Spider can be exported into any CAD software from Artec Studio. Learn more about scan-to-CAD functionality here.
Smart 3D data processing has never been easier
Create professional 3D models with the most comprehensive software for 3D scanning and data processing on the market today.
Enjoy a wide range of innovative features, including the cutting-edge Autopilot mode that expertly guides you through the whole post-processing pipeline, automatically choosing the best algorithms for your data, so you can watch your high precision model being put together before your eyes.
You can also take full control of your results with the wide variety of advanced features available.
Scan-to-CAD features for inspection and engineering
Get the best results effortlessly with the smart Autopilot mode
Photorealistic texture for your scan data
|3D point accuracy, up to||0.05 mm||0.1 mm||0.1 mm||0.1 mm||0.01 mm|
|3D resolution, up to||0.1 mm||0.2 mm||0.5 mm||0.2 mm||0.029 mm|
|3D accuracy over distance, up to||0.05 mm + 0.3 mm/m||0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m||0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m||0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m||—|
|Hybrid geometry and texture tracking||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||N/A|
|Data processing algorithms||Geometry and texture based||Geometry and texture based||Geometry based||Geometry and texture based||Geometry based|
|Working distance||0.2 – 0.3 m||0.4 – 1 m||0.4 – 1 m||0.35 – 1.2 m||—|
|Volume capture zone||2,000 cm³||61,000 cm³||61,000 cm³||160,000 cm³||324 cm³|
|Linear field of view, H×W @ closest range||90 × 70 mm||214 × 148 mm||214 × 148 mm||244 × 142 mm||—|
|Linear field of view, H×W @ furthest range||180 × 140 mm||536 × 371 mm||536 × 371 mm||838 × 488 mm||—|
|Angular field of view, H×W||30 × 21°||30 × 21°||30 × 21°||38.5 × 23°||—|
|Ability to capture texture||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Texture resolution||1.3 mp||1.3 mp||—||2.3 mp||6.4 mp|
|Colors||24 bpp||24 bpp||—||24 bpp||24 bpp|
|3D reconstruction rate for real-time fusion, up to||7.5 fps||16 fps||16 fps||22 fps||—|
|3D reconstruction rate for 3D video recording, up to||7.5 fps||16 fps||16 fps||44 fps||—|
|3D reconstruction rate for 3D video streaming, up to||—||—||—||80 fps||—|
|Data acquisition speed,|
|1 mln points/s||18 mln points/s||2 mln points/s||35 mln points/s||1 mln points/s|
|3D exposure time||0.0002 s||0.0002 s||0.0002 s||0.0002 s||Customizable|
|2D exposure time||0.0002 s||0.00035 s||0.00035 s||0.0002 s||Customizable|
|3D light source||Blue LED||Flashbulb||Flashbulb||VCSEL||Blue LED|
|2D light source||White 6 LED array||White 12 LED array||White 12 LED array||White 12 LED array||RGB LED|
|Position sensors||—||—||—||Built-in 9 DoF inertial system||—|
|Display/touchscreen||USB streaming through|
|USB streaming through|
|USB streaming through|
|Integrated 5.5" half HD, CTP. Optional Wi-Fi/Ethernet video streaming to external device||USB streaming through|
|Multi-core processing||On external computer||On external computer||On external computer||Embedded processors: NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1 Quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A57 MPCore Processor NVIDIA Maxwell™ 1 TFLOPS GPU with 256 NVIDIA® CUDA® Cores||On external computer|
|Interface||1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible||1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible||1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible||Wi-Fi, Ethernet, SD card||USB 3.0|
|Internal hard drive||—||—||—||512 GB SSD||—|
|Computer requirements||Visit the Artec Support Center for detailed hardware requirements.|
|Supported OS||Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64||Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64||Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64||Scanning: No computer required|
Data processing: Windows 7, 8, 10 x64
|Windows 10 x64|
|Recommended computer requirements||Intel Core i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM||Intel Core i7 or i9, 64+ GB RAM, NVIDIA GPU with 8+ GB VRAM, CUDA 6.0+||Intel Core i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM||Intel Core i7 or i9, 64+ GB RAM, NVIDIA GPU with 8+ GB VRAM, CUDA 6.0+||Intel Core i7 or i9, 64+ GB RAM, NVIDIA GPU with at least 3 GB VRAM, CUDA 3.5+|
|Minimum computer requirements||Intel Core i5, i7 or i9, 18 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM||HD: Intel Core i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA GPU with CUDA 6.0+ and at least 2 GB VRAM|
SD: Intel Core i5, i7 or i9, 12 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM
|Intel Core i5, i7 or i9, 12 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM||HD: Intel Core i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA GPU with CUDA 6.0+ and at least 4 GB VRAM|
SD: Intel Core i5, i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAMA computer is needed only for data processing. Scanning does not require a computer.
|Intel Core i5, i7 or i9, 32GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM|
|3D mesh||OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, PTX, E57, XYZRGB|
|CAD||STEP, IGES, X_T|
|Measurements||CSV, DXF, XML|
|Power source and dimensions|
|Power source||AC power|
or external battery pack
or external battery pack
or external battery pack
|Built-in exchangeable battery, optional AC power||AC power|
|Dimensions, HxDxW||190 × 140 × 130 mm||262 × 158 × 63 mm||262 × 158 × 63 mm||231 × 162 × 230 mm||290 x 290 x 340 mm|
|Weight||0.8 kg / 1.8 lb||0.9 kg / 2 lb||0.9 kg / 2 lb||2.6 kg / 5.7 lb||12 kg / 26.7 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.
for your scanner
Get the most out of 3D scanning with these handy products, designed specifically for Artec handheld 3D scanners. Get the perfect result every time, whatever and wherever you choose to scan.
The Artec battery pack has been designed to be lightweight yet powerful, providing up to 6 hours of continuous scanning time. Enjoy freedom from plugging into a mains power source and scan absolutely anywhere you like, even in the great outdoors.
Eva/Spider power supply
1.8 m power supply developed exclusively for Artec 3D scanners for stable performance
Eva/Spider USB cable
A fully tested cable featuring the connector needed for your Artec scanner.
A smart turntable for effortless 3D scanning of small objects with Artec Space Spider.
Artec USB Kit
Maximize your Artec Eva or Space Spider’s FPS rate with a USB 3.1 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter and add a 5 m extension to your scanner’s USB cord for scanning over longer distances.
Which 3D scanner?
Metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner for quality control, inspection, jewelry, medical/dental components, etc.
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
|Accuracy||up to 0.01 mm|
|Resolution||up to 0.029 mm|