3D Scanners

Artec 3D releases Artec Micro, its most accurate 3D scanner to date

Artec 3D, a Luxembourg-based manufacturer of 3D scanners, has released the Artec Micro. This automated, metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner features twin cameras, designed to capture fine details of small objects.

Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D, said, “Artec Micro embodies the same combination of industry-leading accuracy and unparalleled ease-of-use that all of our scanners have become synonymous with.” 

“This latest addition to the Artec family of scanners brings Artec into the metrology market and fills an important niche for creating extremely accurate digital reproductions of small and tiny parts.”

The Artec Micro. Photo via Artec 3D.
The Artec Micro. Photo via Artec 3D.

The Artec Micro

Similar in shape to an enclosed desktop 3D printer, the Artec Micro’s dimensions are 90 x 60 x 60mm. At a point of accuracy of 10 microns, Artec Micro is said to be able to capture details that are four times smaller than objects visible to the human eye. It scan includes a circular platform which works in tandem with a variety of smart scanning paths, to rotate and capture an object from all angles.

Scan data for the Artec Micro is processed in Artec Studio software and can be exported to other platforms such as  SOLIDWORKS, Control X, PolyWorks Inspector, and Design X. Due to the high accuracy of the Artec Micro, the 3D scanner is suitable for geometric and tolerance testing in quality inspection applications. It can also be used for precision mechanics, reverse engineering, jewelry design, and dentistry.

“Now users can 3D scan almost any object with Artec 3D’s line of five scanners; from a tiny mechanical part with Artec Micro to a jumbo jet with Artec Ray,” added Yukhin.

The Artec Micro 3D scanning jewelry. Photo via Artec 3D.
The Artec Micro 3D scanning jewelry. Photo via Artec 3D.

3D scanning for industry and the arts

For three years in a row Artec 3D has been shortlisted for 3D Scanning Company of the Year in the 3D Printing Industry Awards. It’s product line includes the Eva, Space Spider, Leo and Ray scanners, used for a variety of different purposes.

Artec customers include Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine, the material and asset maintenance company of the Royal Netherlands Navy, which uses 3D scanning for reverse engineering components, and Triebold Paleontology, Inc. that used an Artec Space Spider to digitally preserve a 26-foot-long stegosaurus in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Artec’s technology is also valuable to the automotive sector, with devices being used in vehicle restoration.

The new Artec Micro 3D scanner will be on display at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit from May 20 through 23.

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Featured image shows the Artec Micro. Photo via Artec 3D.