Artec Leo

Easy 3D scanning: see your object projected in 3D directly on the HD display

  • A smart professional 3D scanner for a next-generation user experience

The first 3D scanner to offer onboard automatic processing, Artec Leo is able to provide the most intuitive workflow, making 3D scanning as easy as taking a video. As you scan your object, see the 3D replica being built in real time on Leo’s touch panel screen. Rotate the 3D model, check if you have captured all areas, and fill in any parts you may have missed.

US $29,800

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.

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Artec Leo

2020 Gold Award Winner


2019 Highly Commended


2019 Gold Award Winner


2018 Innovation Award Winner

New AI‑powered HD Mode
for Eva and Leo scanners

Learn about HD mode
  • Upload captured data in real time
  • Share with your team
  • Process from wherever you are
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Artec Leo technical specs*

A quantum leap above industry standard Artec Eva

DisplayBuilt-in half HD touch panel screen
Color resolution2.3 mp
ProcessingOn-board real-time processing
Structured light sourceVCSEL
Volume capture zoneOver double the size
Position sensorsBuilt-in 9 DoF inertial system
3D reconstruction rate, up toLeo: 80 FPS,  Eva: 16 FPS
ConnectivityWireless connectivity and data transfer
3D resolution, up to0.2 mm
Power sourceIn-built exchangeable battery, optional mains power
3D point accuracy, up to0.1 mm
Multi-core processingNVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1


*Specifications under consideration

Breakthrough 3D scanning speed

The 80 frames per second 3D reconstruction rate makes Artec Leo the fastest professional handheld 3D scanner on the market. Furthermore, with its large field of view, Artec Leo can 3D scan and process even large objects and scenes fast and accurately. And for even greater precision, users can point the scanner closer to the object to pick up intricate detail, just as they would zoom in with a video camera.

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HD mode

Take your Leo’s performance up to the next level. With HD mode, you’ll have jaw-dropping high resolution combined with razor sharp, vividly-clean scans of all your objects’s surfaces, even those deep, hard-to-reach ones.

Project size optimizer

Now Leo can automatically detect which sections of your object have already been captured and pause the scan until new data appears in the frame. This saves you precious scanning time, memory resources, as well as scan processing time.

A fully mobile scanning experience

Thanks to the powerful embedded processor and the inbuilt battery, Artec Leo gives you true freedom in 3D scanning. With no need to connect to a computer or plug into a mains power source, you can hold Leo in one hand and walk around freely, scanning your object unhampered by any wires or additional equipment. Purchase supplementary battery modules for unlimited 3D scanning on expeditions or in remote areas with no power supply.

The smartest 3D scanner on the market

Artec Leo contains state-of-the-art technologies, including the NVIDIA® Jetson™ platform, which is the scanner’s own internal computer, featuring Quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A57 MPCore CPU and NVIDIA Maxwell™ 1 TFLOPS GPU with 256 NVIDIA® CUDA® Cores; a built-in 9 DoF inertial system – accelerometer, gyro and compass – which allows the scanner to understand its position and environment; and a two-in one optical system designed to spec for the most exact texture to geometry mapping.

Designed for usability

With a built-in battery, touch panel screen and wireless connectivity, Artec Leo takes handheld 3D scanning to the next level. Have complete freedom of movement when you scan, stream video to a second device via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, if an additional display is needed, and upload your data at the touch of a button. Add to these features a carefully balanced, ergonomic design, devised to make 3D scanning in one hand easy and comfortable, and you have a next-generation professional 3D scanner, built with usability in mind.


Since the user is able to capture both expansive areas and fine detail, Artec Leo can be used for scanning a range of objects, from small mechanical parts to the human body, cars, boats or crime scenes. As with all Artec 3D scanners, the applications are wide and far-reaching, including industrial manufacture and quality control, healthcare, forensics, VR and e-commerce. Furthermore, Artec Leo’s new wireless functionality and internal processor allow for a wealth of integration possibilities, making it even easier to streamline your application, regardless of the industry.

Capture even small details

Sweep over large areas fast, zoom in on detailed areas for increased precision.

3D scan and process even large objects quicker than ever before

With its large field of view, Artec Leo can capture huge volumes in minimum time.

The most mobile 3D scanner on the market

With its inbuilt battery and Wi-Fi connectivity, Artec Leo offers true freedom in 3D scanning. Move right around your object, unhampered by any wires!

Built-in touch panel screen and simple interface

See your 3D model being built directly on the scanner itself. Check your model, change the settings or touch it up with some simple tools in the easy to use interface on the touchscreen. Wirelessly connect to a second screen, for ease of scanning or collaborative work.

Built-in 9 DoF inertial system

The internal accelerometer, gyro and compass mean that Artec Leo is the only handheld 3D scanner to be able to precisely pinpoint its position within its surroundings, even differentiating between horizontal and vertical surfaces, such as floors and walls.

Unparalleled texture to geometry mapping

Features a unique optical system developed by Artec 3D, with the 3D camera and color camera combined and directed through the same lens. This technology provides the most advanced texture to geometry mapping.

Smart background removal

Capture all the data you need, and nothing more

This brand-new algorithm analyzes the scene and identifies the main object you’re scanning. With Leo doing the heavy lifting, you simply need to scan, rotate, and capture data. Leo intuitively understands what you’re scanning, allowing you the option of easily removing all unnecessary background data in processing. You’re left with only what you need.

Enhanced color capture

Using disruptive VCSEL light technology, Artec Leo excels in its ability to digitize hard to scan textures, including skin, and can scan well even in bright conditions. This technology also allows you to regulate the intensity of the flash to improve color capture even further.

Large, professional grade lens system

Collects the maximum volume of data with pinpoint accuracy from right across the field of view, resulting in the most precise 3D model.

No need for targets

As with all Artec’s full powered 3D scanners, Leo uses powerful hybrid geometry and texture tracking, meaning you can really just point at your object and shoot. No need to stick targets on it (and then remove them!).

Built-in SSD drive

Store 512 GB on the SSD drive. You can also extend the capacity, storing unlimited data on micro SD cards. Ideal for 3D scanning in the field!


Scan tricky objects in HDR. For great capture of black and shiny areas, for example, normally difficult materials for 3D scanners to render.

A wealth of integration possibilities

The head of the scanner can be mounted to robotic arm or a conveyor system for automated 3D scanning, or synced with multiple devices and used in multi 3D scanner installations.

Artec Studio for professional data processing

Processing the 3D scan data captured with Artec Ray is an essential step in your scanning process. Thanks to Artec Studio software, even huge amounts of data captured from the massive objects you need to scan are handled easily. An ideal solution that allows you to combine data from various handheld scanners and Ray, Artec Studio includes key features designed for quality inspection and reverse engineering, so you’ll have full access to quick and easy time-saving solutions, without any compromise on accuracy and detail.

Artec Leo uses two powerful 3D programs and the very latest in Artec’s proprietary 3D algorithms. Artec Leo scanning software, with its simple touchscreen interface, is preinstalled on the device for scanning and onboard real-time processing. Once you have finished scanning, the data should be transferred to industry-acclaimed Artec Studio for editing, complex processing and analysis.

Artec 3D scanners & applications

Customizing, innovating and streamlining a wide range of different industries


Reverse engineering
  • Product design
  • Customisation
  • 3D documentation
Industrial applications of 3D scanners
  • Reverse engineering
  • Quality control
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Aerospace
Applications of 3D scanners in healthcare
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Custom wheelchairs
Applications of 3D scanners in science and education
  • Research
  • Training
  • Online museums
Applications of 3D scanners in art and design
  • Heritage preservation
  • Architecture
  • CGI
  • Fashion

Got a question about Artec Leo 3D scanner?

What is HD Mode for Artec Leo?

HD is a scanning mode powered by artificial intelligence algorithms that allows you to create sharper, cleaner, and far more detailed 3D models with a resolution 2X higher than that of the original SD data. In HD Mode, a resolution of up to 0.2 mm can be achieved and your Leo can capture much smaller and thinner elements, hard-to-reach areas, black and shiny surfaces and other parts that were difficult or impossible to capture before. HD Mode is available for Leo and Eva scanners running Artec Studio 15.1 or higher.

Find more information about HD Mode here.

What types of objects can I scan with Artec Leo?

Thanks to its extended field of view, Leo excels at capturing both medium-sized objects such as gearboxes, castings, furniture, statues, and the human body, as well as large objects like automotive parts, turbines, ship propellers, small boats, and room interiors.

How is Leo different from other scanners?

Leo stands out by being completely wireless. Unlike other 3D scanners that need to be connected to a computer or tablet to display scanning results, Leo has an integrated computer and touch screen onboard, where you can see results in real-time.

Why is it important that Artec Leo is completely wireless?

When it comes to 3D scanning of medium and large objects, such as cars or airplanes for example, portability is key. A regular 3D scanner connected to a PC for scanning can be inconvenient to carry around and maneuver, especially for hard-to-reach areas. With Leo, this is not an issue. You can walk around the object holding the Leo like you would a video camera, without worrying about the wires that could get in your way, or needing to switch to a different screen to see the results. It’s all there, conveniently combined in one single unit.

LeoEvaEva LiteSpace SpiderMicro
Scanner typeHandheldHandheldHandheldHandheldDesktop
3D point accuracy, up to0.1 mm0.1 mm0.1 mm0.05 mm0.01 mm
3D resolution, up to0.2 mm0.2 mm0.5 mm0.1 mm0.029 mm
3D accuracy over distance, up to0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m0.05 mm + 0.3 mm/m
HD ModeYesYesNoN/AN/A
Hybrid geometry and texture trackingYesYesNoYesN/A
Data processing algorithmsGeometry and texture basedGeometry and texture basedGeometry basedGeometry and texture basedGeometry based
Working distance0.35 – 1.2 m0.4 – 1 m0.4 – 1 m0.2 – 0.3 m
Volume capture zone160,000 cm³61,000 cm³61,000 cm³2,000 cm³324 cm³
Linear field of view, H×W @ closest range244 × 142 mm214 × 148 mm214 × 148 mm90 × 70 mm
Linear field of view, H×W @ furthest range838 × 488 mm536 × 371 mm536 × 371 mm180 × 140 mm
Angular field of view, H×W38.5 × 23°30 × 21°30 × 21°30 × 21°
Ability to capture textureYesYesNoYesYes
Texture resolution2.3 mp1.3 mp1.3 mp6.4 mp
Colors24 bpp24 bpp24 bpp24 bpp
3D reconstruction rate for real-time fusion, up to22 fps16 fps16 fps7.5 fps
3D reconstruction rate for 3D video recording, up to44 fps16 fps16 fps7.5 fps
3D reconstruction rate for 3D video streaming, up to80 fps
Data acquisition speed,
up to
35 mln points/s18 mln points/s2 mln points/s1 mln points/s1 mln points/s
3D exposure time0.0002 s0.0002 s0.0002 s0.0002 sCustomizable
2D exposure time0.0002 s0.00035 s0.00035 s0.0002 sCustomizable
3D light sourceVCSELFlashbulbFlashbulbBlue LEDBlue LED
2D light sourceWhite 12 LED arrayWhite 12 LED arrayWhite 12 LED arrayWhite 6 LED arrayRGB LED
Position sensorsBuilt-in 9 DoF inertial system
Display/touchscreenIntegrated 5.5" half HD, CTP. Optional Wi-Fi/Ethernet video streaming to external deviceUSB streaming through
external computer
USB streaming through
external computer
USB streaming through
external computer
USB streaming through
external computer
Multi-core processingEmbedded processors: NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1 Quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A57 MPCore Processor NVIDIA Maxwell™ 1 TFLOPS GPU with 256 NVIDIA® CUDA® CoresOn external computerOn external computerOn external computerOn external computer
InterfaceWi-Fi, Ethernet, SD card1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatibleUSB 3.0
Internal hard drive512 GB SSD
Computer requirementsVisit the Artec Support Center for detailed hardware requirements
Supported OSScanning: No computer required
Data processing: Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64
Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64Windows 10 x64
Recommended computer requirementsIntel 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 8+ GB VRAM, CUDA 6.0+Intel Core i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAMIntel Core i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAMIntel Core i7 or i9, 64+ GB RAM, NVIDIA GPU with at least 3 GB VRAM, CUDA 3.5+
Minimum computer requirementsHD: 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.
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 VRAMIntel Core i5, i7 or i9, 18 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAMIntel Core i5, i7 or i9, 32GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM
Output formats     
MeasurementsCSV, DXF, XML
Power source and dimensions     
Power sourceBuilt-in exchangeable battery, optional AC powerAC power
or external battery pack
AC power
or external battery pack
AC power
or external battery pack
AC power
Dimensions, HxDxW231 × 162 × 230 mm262 × 158 × 63 mm262 × 158 × 63 mm190 × 140 × 130 mm290 x 290 x 340 mm
Weight2.6 kg / 5.7 lb0.9 kg / 2 lb0.9 kg / 2 lb0.8 kg / 1.8 lb12 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.

Accessories for your Leo

Make the world's most revolutionary 3D scanner even better with these highly-useful products. Artec designed and rigorously tested.

Smart Li-Ion battery

With Leo's virtually unlimited SSD/SD storage capacity, the sky's the limit when it comes to the size of project you choose. Take an extra battery along, and you'll have even more freedom to scan for hours on end, near or far. Gives you up to 6 hours of continuous scanning time.

US $850
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Smart battery charger

This genius little device knows exactly what your smart battery needs. Carefully designed to give you the maximum charge in minimum time, while ensuring the longest battery lifespan. Can also be used for Artec Ray batteries.

Charges two batteries at once
Full charge of two batteries in 3 hours
US $600
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Which 3D scanner?

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
Accuracy up to 0.01 mm
Resolution up to 0.029 mm
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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
Accuracy up to 0.05 mm
Resolution up to 0.1 mm
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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
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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
Accuracy up to 0.0125°
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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
Accuracy 0.2 mm
Resolution up to 2 mm
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