Artec Spider

Artec Spider named best Hardware at Solidworks World 2015

An excellent choice for scanning small objects or details in areas such as media design and heritage preservation, where long-term repeatability in data capture is not required.

What makes the Artec Spider 3D scanner so special?

  • High resolution (up to 0.15mm) and high accuracy (0.03 – 0.05mm)
  • No markers or any manual alignment during post processing
  • It’s lightweight, handheld and has texture
  • It sees sharp edges and thin walls
  • It can work for hours with a battery
  • It scans and fuses the model in real time
  • Affordable professional scanner
  • Easy to use intuitive software for scanning an post processing

Manufacturer Description

Artec Spider is a new 3D scanner designed specifically for CAD users and perfect for reverse engineering, product design, quality control and mass production. Together with Artec Studio software, it is a powerful, desktop tool for designers, engineers and inventors of every kind.

Perfect for CAD
Artec Spider is the first handheld 3D scanner for CAD applications. It scans with accuracy of up to 30 microns and resolution of up to 100 microns, meaning that this scanner is most effective when digitizing small-sized objects with intricate details, sharp edges and thin ribs.

Perfect for Quality Control
Maintain product quality with Artec Spider. Incredible precision, high resolution and accuracy, multiple measurement tools enable you to fulfill requirements for quality, eliminate manufacturing errors and measure deformations.

Perfect for CG
Artec Spider introduces new, unreachable level of detailing. Create highly-detailed CG scenes by digitizing small objects in brilliant color. Artec Spider captures color information at 24 bits per pixel (bpp) with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels (mp). These detailed, textured models can be used in such industries as CG and animation.


Ability to capture textureYes
3D resolution, up to0.1 mm
3D point accuracy, up to0.05 mm
3D accuracy over distance, up to0.03% over 100 cm
Texture resolution1.3 mp
Colours24 bpp
Light sourceblue diode
Working distance0.17-0.35 m
Linear field of view, HxW @ closest range90 x 70 mm
Linear field of view, HxW @ furthest range180 x 140 mm
Angular field of view, HxW30 x 21
Video frame rate, up to7.5 fps
Exposure time0.0005 s
Data acquisition speed, up to1,000,000 points/s
Dimensions, HxDxW190 x 130 x 140 mm
Weight0.85 Kg
Power consumption12V, 24W
Interface1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible
Calibrationno special equipment required
Output formatsOBJ, PTX, STL, WRML, ASCII, AOP, CSV
Processing capacity40,000,000 triangles/1GB RAM
Supported OSWindows 7, 8, 10 – x64
Minimum computer requirementsIntel Core Quad, 8Gb RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9 (9xxx) series
Stereo Support RequirementsNVIDIA Quadro or better