Make extremely accurate 3D models of small industrial objects or sections of larger objects in fine detail.
No targets needed. Just point and shoot
No need for preparation, just plug in the scanner and point it at the item as you would with a video camera. Simple.
0.1 mm 3D resolution
Capture the geometry of your items with astonishing levels of 3D point density. Space Spider can even render the ridges of your fingerprint, that's how much detail it can pick up.
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.
Making a high-accuracy 3D model with Artec Space Spider
Safe to use
The blue structured light technology used is absolutely safe for scanning people, as well as inanimate objects.
7.5 FPS scanning speed
High accuracy does not have to be time-consuming. Artec Space Spider processes up to one million points per second!
1.3 MP texture resolution
Make full-color 3D replicas of your object.
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.
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.
Artec Space Spider technical specs
Up to 0.05 mm
Up to 0.1 mm
Starting from 5 mm
Hybrid geometry and color based
3D reconstruction rate
Up to 7.5 FPS
All popular formats, including STL, OBJ, and PLY
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.
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Scan-to-CAD features for inspection and engineering
Get the best results effortlessly with the smart Autopilot mode
Photorealistic texture for your scan data
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.
Got a question about Artec Space Spider 3D scanner?
Does Artec Space Spider need targets or calibration?
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.
Is it true that you can use an Artec Space Spider even in space?
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 affected by fluctuations in environmental conditions.
Is Artec Space Spider a good solution for CAD users?
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.