Artec Metrology Kit: up to 2µ optical measuring system

A professional photogrammetry solution with metrology-grade precision and high-end volumetric accuracy for inspection, reverse engineering, and other industrial measurement applications.

What is the Artec Metrology Kit?

A 3D optical coordinate measuring system for high-precision industrial applications – think deformation analysis, testing, inspection. The Metrology Kit is flexible enough to integrate into your workflow, delivers perfect results both in your workshop and outdoors, and is compatible with major software like Control X and PolyWorks.

The Metrology Kit can operate as a standalone optical measurement solution, or as a referencing tool for even higher 3D scanning accuracy over distance. Using the Metrology Kit plugin, you get the entire 3D scanning + photogrammetry workflow right inside Artec Studio.

Entry version

US $27,400 Please note that the prices displayed on our website are the Recommended Retail Prices. They do not include taxes, import fees or any other additional costs that may apply, depending on the location of your business. We suggest you contact an authorized Artec reseller in your city, state or country to check the specific prices in your region.

Professional version

US $42,700 Please note that the prices displayed on our website are the Recommended Retail Prices. They do not include taxes, import fees or any other additional costs that may apply, depending on the location of your business. We suggest you contact an authorized Artec reseller in your city, state or country to check the specific prices in your region.

Got a question?

  • Can the Metrology Kit capture my object?
  • Where can I try it out in person?
  • What software do I need?

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DAkkS-certified 6DoF optical measurement

DAkkS-certified 6DoF optical measurement

Complete optical coordinate measuring system with accuracy of up to 2 microns. Camera resolution of up to 30.3 megapixels, a 28-mm wide-angle lens, measurement targets, adapters, and scale bars.
Use it anywhere

Use it anywhere

The whole Kit fits in a rugged, portable case, and with dynamic referencing, you can capture objects in motion – perfect on sites where it’s impractical to use traditional measuring machines and other 3D measurement tools.
Compatible with different software

Compatible with different software

The Artec Metrology Kit is compatible with industry-leading software solutions like Geomagic Control X, PolyWorks, and many more.

Inspection

Using a high-accuracy optical coordinate measuring system makes inspection of objects like aircraft components, ships, and wind turbines a reliable, straightforward process.

Inspection

High precision for full confidence

Get much more precise datasets and confidently perform inspection in use cases where requirements on repeatability are high.

Incorporate photogrammetry data into your own workflow

Use the Metrology Kit’s data in your own workflow to make comparisons with 3D meshes, CAD entities, and to make highly accurate measurements of distances.

Maintain precision in unstable environments

Accurate measurements fulfilling repeatability requirements can be taken during almost any production step – even where the part is in motion. On a hydraulic ramp, for example.

Deformation analysis

Use this optical measurement solution to analyze the deformation characteristics of materials under different environmental conditions and loads – processes where a short measuring time is crucial. The Metrology Kit is great for analyzing the geometrical changes of things like storage tanks, vehicle components, or design prototypes.

Deformation Analysis

Short measuring time

Work comfortably in demanding testing environments such as climate chambers, where very short acquisition times are crucial, but reliable precision and highly accurate datasets are non-negotiable.

Convenient workflow

The Metrology Kit’s simple workflow is especially important given the large number of measurement points typical in deformation analysis and extreme working conditions like high temperatures and humidity.

Portable and flexible

The Metrology Kit’s portability ensures ease of use when working in tight spaces often characteristic of climate chambers.

Referencing for 3D scanning

Combine the dense point cloud of a metrology 3D scanner with the high precision of the Kit’s optical measurements to expand the capabilities of small to medium-sized object scanners. You can have the best of both worlds obtaining high resolution on smaller elements within large objects while having them fully captured with minimal accumulated error and high volumetric accuracy.

Referencing for 3D scanning

Greater accuracy over distance

The Metrology Kit produces a point cloud with high volumetric accuracy that you can use as a reference to get great 3D scanning results over distance even when you’re not using a 3D scanner for metrology.

Simplified workflow

A complete, self-contained workflow from signalizing to reporting makes the measurement process seamless, and integrates the whole photogrammetry-complemented pipeline into one environment.

Increase the range of smaller scanners

Use scanners with a relatively small field of view to accurately capture much larger objects. This means you can capture small details while maintaining very high volumetric accuracy, up to 0.015 mm + 0.015 mm/m.

Industry applications

An ISO-certified German offshore and maritime engineering company often surveys and inspects flanges on offshore sites in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

An ISO-certified German offshore and maritime engineering company often surveys and inspects flanges on offshore sites in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
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Complete measurement covering the flatness and inclination of the flange faces, drill hole diameter, and inner and outer diameter, was carried out within 60 minutes.
The Metrology Kit’s portability makes it easy to transport by helicopter. A short measuring time, easy workflow, and dynamic referencing make it the ideal solution for such high-accuracy applications in unstable conditions.
Automotive industry

Automotive industry

A major car manufacturer in Germany used the Metrology Kit for quality control to analyze the positions of welding studs on every fourth chassis in a production line. The results were used to program the welding robot.
R&D

R&D

As part of tests and research for autonomous driving, major car manufacturers use the Metrology Kit to accurately determine the positions of sensors on a car body and correctly place them within the car’s coordinate system.
Aerospace

Aerospace

Organizations in astronomy, defense, and space in the UK, Germany, and Japan use the Metrology Kit for high-accuracy applications. Deformation analysis was done on the main and sub panel systems of this large satellite antenna tilted at various angles.

Get the best out of your Metrology Kit

Object preparation

Place targets, reference crosses, and scale bars on surfaces around the object, ensuring they do not move relative to the object throughout the capture process.

Object preparation

Capture

Systematically take pictures at different heights, creating a kind of dome around the object with the camera positions. Capture each target at least 6 times, and the reference cross from four perpendicular angles.

Capture

Processing

Import the images into Artec Studio, with the Metrology Kit plugin installed, or your favorite photogrammetry software, to generate a target cloud.

Processing

Reporting

Use the resultant point cloud for deformation analysis, flatness inspection, general dimensions measurement, or your own specific engineering use case.

Reporting
Combine photogrammetry with 3D scanning

Combine photogrammetry with 3D scanning

Easily combine photogrammetry results from the Artec Metrology Kit with data from one or more Artec 3D scanners and get the high resolution and detail that a 3D scanner for metrology provides, with the pinpoint volumetric accuracy – up to 15 µm/m – of photogrammetry’s optical systems.

Professional version

Package includes:

  • 30.3-megapixel digital camera
  • Point-based accuracy (RMS) up to 0.002 mm + 0.005 mm/m
  • Length measurement accuracy up to 0.015 mm + 0.015 mm/m
  • WiFi connectivity and remote-control options
  • Metrology Kit plugin for Artec Studio
  • Adjustable camera settings
  • Additional measurement targets: adaptors (for features like holes, edges, etc.) + separated reference cross and scale bar (for larger and more complex parts)
US $42,700

Entry version

Package includes:

  • 20-megapixel digital camera
  • Point-based accuracy (RMS) up to 0.004 mm + 0.005 mm/m
  • Length measurement accuracy up to 0.025 mm + 0.025 mm/m
  • Metrology Kit plugin for Artec Studio
  • Adjustable camera settings
  • Basic range of measurement accessories: targets and scale bars
US $27,400

Got a question?

  • What is the Artec Metrology Kit used for?

    The Metrology Kit is an optical coordinate measuring system that is mostly used for different types of inspection – roundness inspection, sheet-metal inspection, and fixture inspection. Analysis – deformation analysis, tolerance analysis, 3D process analysis. And also referencing for other measurement systems. It can also be used for part alignment, CAD comparison, and other optical measurement usage applications.

  • What is the general workflow when using the Artec Metrology Kit?

    Working with the Artec Metrology Kit begins with object preparation using targets, reference bars, and other accessories required for measurement, and then image acquisition, image transfer, image processing, and 3D-coordinates calculation for the generation of a point cloud.

  • In what industries is the Artec Metrology Kit used?

    Because processes like reverse engineering and inspection occur in so many processes, the use of optical systems like the Artec Metrology Kit transcends any one particular industry. The Metrology Kit has found use in general industry, aerospace, automotive, wind energy, railway construction, and many more industries.

  • Which camera settings affect the performance of the Artec Metrology Kit?

    The Artec Metrology Kit is shipped with the relevant settings already configured. These include focus, aperture, ISO, flash sensitivity, and exposure time. The measurement system is calibrated with these settings. To ensure that it works as intended, it is recommended that you do not adjust the factory settings as this could affect accuracy. Please refer to the support page for more information.

  • Can the Artec Metrology Kit be used as a substitute for a metrology-grade 3D scanner?

    The Artec Metrology Kit provides very accurate measurements over distance. However, it does not produce dense point clouds like 3D scanners do. Depending on your use case, you may want to use one or the other, or in a combined workflow.

Your best 3D scanning solution

Find the device that suits your needs best, whether you're inspecting tiny parts or large machines.

Artec Leo

User-friendly portable 3D scanner with an inbuilt touchscreen and intuitive UI for easy 3D scanning.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
M, L
Accuracy
up to 0.1 mm
Resolution
up to 0.2 mm

Artec Eva

Our bestselling 3D scanner. Fast, versatile, and accurate.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
M, L
Accuracy
up to 0.1 mm
Resolution
up to 0.2 mm

Artec Space Spider

A metrological structured-light 3D scanner, set apart with its ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges, and thin ribs in high precision.

Scanner type
Handheld
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
S
Accuracy
up to 0.05 mm
Resolution
up to 0.1 mm

Artec Ray

Powerful long-range laser 3D scanner with an inbuilt battery, for precise capture of large objects.

Scanner type
Long Range
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
L, XL
Accuracy
up to 0.0125°
Resolution

Artec Micro

Metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner for quality control, inspection, jewelry, medical/dental components, etc.

Scanner type
Desktop
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
XS
Accuracy
up to 0.01 mm
Resolution
up to 0.029 mm

Shapify Booth

One-click structured light 3D body scanner.

Scanner type
Booth
Object size
Typical object sizes: XS: <90x60x60 mm S: 5–20 cm M: 20–50 cm L: 50–200 cm XL: >200 cm
M
Accuracy
0.2 mm
Resolution
up to 2 mm

Combine photogrammetry’s optical measurement with 3D scanning

Fine detail at scale

Fine detail at scale

The high resolutions of smaller-frame 3D scanners and photogrammetry’s accuracy over distance combine to produce fine detail and metrology-grade accuracy even with large-scale projects.
All-in-one workflow

All-in-one workflow

Import images, run registration, generate and work with multiple OBC point clouds, and combine data from different scanners to produce a final 3D model in one fully integrated workflow.
Up to 14x higher volumetric accuracy

Up to 14x higher volumetric accuracy

The Metrology Kit's 15 µm + 15 µm/m volumetric accuracy improves accuracy compared to using just a 3D scanner by up to 3x across a one-meter scan, 14x across 15 m, and even more for larger objects.

Using the Artec Metrology Kit with a 3D scanner

Object preparation

Cover the object’s surfaces with targets, reference crosses, and scale bars. It is crucial that none of these move relative to the object for the entirety of the capture process.

Object Preparation

Capturing your photogrammetry images

Take a series of photos at different heights, going around the object with the camera until you’ve captured the object in its entirety. Capture each target at least 6 times, and the reference cross from four perpendicular angles.

Capturing your photogrammetry images

Generating a reference target cloud

In Artec Studio, select the Artec Metrology Kit plugin from the file menu. Import the images you’ve just captured, run registration, and generate the reference target cloud. The target cloud will appear in the workspace. It is possible to generate multiple target clouds to choose from prior to scanning.

Generating a reference target cloud

Scanning

Remove coded targets, reference crosses, and scale bars, leaving only the non-coded targets, and scan the object in its entirety. If you are using Artec Leo, transfer the OBC file, which contains the coordinates of the targets that will be used as references for scan data, onto the scanner before you start scanning.

Scanning

Processing

Scanning with a target reference cloud produces highly accurate data. Meaning except in the very rare event that you see some evident misalignment, you can skip global registration altogether. Otherwise, proceed straight to fusion and get a highly accurate 3D model with minimal accumulated error.

Professional version

Package includes:

  • 30.3-megapixel digital camera
  • Point-based accuracy (RMS) up to 0.002 mm + 0.005 mm/m
  • Length measurement accuracy up to 0.015 mm + 0.015 mm/m
  • WiFi connectivity and remote-control options
  • Metrology Kit plugin for Artec Studio
  • Adjustable camera settings
  • Additional measurement targets: adaptors (for features like holes, edges, etc.) + separated reference cross and scale bar (for larger and more complex parts)
US $42,700

Entry version

Package includes:

  • 20-megapixel digital camera
  • Point-based accuracy (RMS) up to 0.004 mm + 0.005 mm/m
  • Length measurement accuracy up to 0.025 mm + 0.025 mm/m
  • Metrology Kit plugin for Artec Studio
  • Adjustable camera settings
  • Basic range of measurement accessories: targets and scale bars
US $27,400

Detailed specs

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Accuracy
Length measurement accuracy | MPE*0.015 mm + 0.015 mm × Length diagonal [m]0.025 mm + 0.025 mm × Length diagonal [m]
Point-based measurement accuracy0.002 mm + 0.005 mm/m (RMS)
0.003 mm + 0.007 mm/m (3 sigma)
0.004 mm + 0.006 mm/m (RMS)
0.005 mm + 0.009 mm/m (3 sigma)

*MPE (Maximum Permissible Error) of length measurement error, based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 1: defined as the maximum permissible deviation of a measured length, which is located between two measuring points, signalized with photogrammetric targets, in the entire measuring volume of the measuring object, regardless of the position and orientation.

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Volumetric accuracy combined with 3D scanners
Artec Leo/Artec Eva0.115 mm + 0.015 mm/m0.125 mm + 0.025 mm/m
Artec Space Spider0.065 mm + 0.015 mm/m0.075 mm + 0.025 mm/m
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Camera
Sensor unitCanon EOS RCanon EOS 6D
Lens28 mm AICON metric wide-angle lens28 mm AICON metric wide-angle lens
Camera resolution30.3 megapixels (6720 × 4480)20.2 megapixels (5472 × 3648)
Field of view (FoV)65 × 46°65 × 46°
IlluminationWhite-light flashWhite-light flash
SpeedUp to 8 images per secondUp to 4 images per second
ViewfinderDiopterDiopter
Wireless data transferOptionalNot supported
Power supplyLi-ion batteryLi-ion battery
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Packaging
Dimensions215 × 120 × 140 mm245 × 110 × 150 mm
External dimensions of transportation box520 × 430 × 250 mm870 × 230 × 170 mm
Sensor weight1.7 kg / 3.7 lb1.4 kg / 3 lb
Weight of transportation box including systemApprox. 12 kg / 26.5 lbApprox. 7.7 kg / 17 lb
StorageRobust case with trolleyRobust case
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Other specs
Recommended operating temperature+5 to +45°C+5 to +45°C
ConformityCE, RoHSCE, RoHS
Calibration and certificationDAkkS certificate for the complete measuring system including scale bars and sensor

DAkkS-calibrated scale bars: 1 × 1430 mm, 1 × 830 mm

VDI 2634 page 1 certified system
DAkkS certificate for the complete measuring system including scale bars and sensor

Factory-calibrated scale cross 800

Opt. VDI 2634 page 1 certified system