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.

Price:
US $24,800
 
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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 Spider high resolution 3D scanner

2 YEAR
warranty

Created with sketchtool.

Up to 0.05 mm accuracy with no need for targets

Created with sketchtool.

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

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

See why 3D scanning can make a real difference to your
inspection results in our latest Ebook.

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Industrial 3D scanner

Fast scanning speed

7.5 fps

High accuracy does not have to be time consuming. Artec Space Spider process up to one million points per second!

High 3D point accuracy

0.05 mm

Make extremely accurate 3D models of small industrial objects or sections of larger objects in fine detail

Most accurate 3D scanner

Texture resolution

1.3 Mpx

Make full color 3D replicas of your object

Impressive 3D resolution

0.1 mm

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.

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Artec Space Spider technical specs

3D accuracy

0.05 mm

3D resolution

0.1 mm

Object size

Starting from 5 mm

Full color scanning

Yes

Target-free tracking

Hybrid geometry and color based

3D reconstruction rate

8 FPS

Output formats

All popular formats, including STL, OBJ, PLY, BTX

Weight of scanner

0.8 kg

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?

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 not 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.

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

Artec Studio 16
 
Technical
specifications
Space SpiderEvaEva LiteLeoMicro
Scanner typeHandheldHandheldHandheldHandheldDesktop
3D point accuracy, up to0.05 mm0.1 mm0.1 mm0.1 mm0.01 mm
3D resolution, up to0.1 mm0.2 mm0.5 mm0.2 mm0.029 mm
3D accuracy over distance, up to0.05 mm + 0.3 mm/m0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m
HD ModeN/AYesNoYesN/A
Hybrid geometry and texture trackingYesYesNoYesN/A
Data processing algorithmsGeometry and texture basedGeometry and texture basedGeometry basedGeometry and texture basedGeometry based
Working distance0.2 – 0.3 m0.4 – 1 m0.4 – 1 m0.35 – 1.2 m
Volume capture zone2,000 cm³61,000 cm³61,000 cm³160,000 cm³324 cm³
Linear field of view, H×W @ closest range90 × 70 mm214 × 148 mm214 × 148 mm244 × 142 mm
Linear field of view, H×W @ furthest range180 × 140 mm536 × 371 mm536 × 371 mm838 × 488 mm
Angular field of view, H×W30 × 21°30 × 21°30 × 21°38.5 × 23°
Ability to capture textureYesYesNoYesYes
Texture resolution1.3 mp1.3 mp2.3 mp6.4 mp
Colors24 bpp24 bpp24 bpp24 bpp
3D reconstruction rate for real-time fusion, up to7.5 fps16 fps16 fps22 fps
3D reconstruction rate for 3D video recording, up to7.5 fps16 fps16 fps44 fps
3D reconstruction rate for 3D video streaming, up to80 fps
Data acquisition speed,
up to
1 mln points/s18 mln points/s2 mln points/s35 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 sourceBlue LEDFlashbulbFlashbulbVCSELBlue LED
2D light sourceWhite 6 LED arrayWhite 12 LED arrayWhite 12 LED arrayWhite 12 LED arrayRGB LED
Position sensorsBuilt-in 9 DoF inertial system
Display/touchscreenUSB streaming through
external computer
USB streaming through
external computer
USB streaming through
external computer
Integrated 5.5" half HD, CTP. Optional Wi-Fi/Ethernet video streaming to external deviceUSB streaming through
external computer
Multi-core processingOn external computerOn external computerOn external computerEmbedded processors: NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1 Quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A57 MPCore Processor NVIDIA Maxwell™ 1 TFLOPS GPU with 256 NVIDIA® CUDA® CoresOn external computer
Interface1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatibleWi-Fi, Ethernet, SD cardUSB 3.0
Internal hard drive512 GB SSD
Computer requirementsVisit the Artec Support Center for detailed hardware requirements.
Supported OSWindows 7, 8 or 10 x64Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64Windows 7, 8 or 10 x64Scanning: No computer required
Data processing: Windows 7, 8, 10 x64
Windows 10 x64
Recommended computer requirementsIntel Core i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAMIntel 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, 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 requirementsIntel Core i5, i7 or i9, 18 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAMHD: 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 VRAMHD: 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
Output formats     
3D meshOBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, PTX, E57, XYZRGB
CADSTEP, IGES, X_T
MeasurementsCSV, DXF, XML
Power source and dimensions     
Power sourceAC power
or external battery pack
AC power
or external battery pack
AC power
or external battery pack
Built-in exchangeable battery, optional AC powerAC power
Dimensions, HxDxW190 × 140 × 130 mm262 × 158 × 63 mm262 × 158 × 63 mm231 × 162 × 230 mm290 x 290 x 340 mm
Weight0.8 kg / 1.8 lb0.9 kg / 2 lb0.9 kg / 2 lb2.6 kg / 5.7 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 Space Spider 3D Scanner

Accessories
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.

Battery pack

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.

Li-Pol
12V
16000mAh
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Eva/Spider power supply

Eva/Spider power supply

1.8 m power supply developed exclusively for Artec 3D scanners for stable performance

US $140
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Eva/Spider USB cable

Eva/Spider USB cable

A fully tested cable featuring the connector needed for your Artec scanner.

US $30
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Artec Turntable

Artec Turntable

A smart turntable for effortless 3D scanning of small objects with Artec Space Spider.

US $800
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Artec USB Kit

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.

US $470
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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
XS
Accuracy up to 0.01 mm
Resolution up to 0.029 mm
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Artec Leo

User-friendly mobile 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
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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
L, XL
Accuracy up to 0.0125°
Resolution
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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
M
Accuracy 0.2 mm
Resolution up to 2 mm
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