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Transmission Casting

An old transmission box, scanned with Artec Eva. This was a challenging object due to the number of deep holes. It’s inner side, however was really easy to scan and process. All up, this scan took approximately 2 hours to get the finished model.

Smart Car Frame

The freedom of scanning granted by the tetherless Artec Leo along with its interactive tilting screen and roaring power made it possible to capture even hardest to reach areas from underneath or inside the car frame.

Top of Hand

A quick scan of the top of the hand with Spider allows you to see the fine details of the skin and nails.

Mercedes-Benz CLK 430

Scanned with a Leo in HD Mode, this beauty was full of both large, sleek surfaces and small, intricate details. Observe its glossy sides for a good idea of how well Leo captures shiny surfaces: In a case like this, it was also incredibly useful that with Leo you’re able to stop the scan at any moment, and continue right where you left off.

Artec Car

This model of car was made using 3D data from an Artec Leo and photogrammetry, with over 210 pictures taken over a duration of 20 minutes. 3D scanning was used to capture the fine geometry of the 3D model, while the texture was created using photogrammetry data.

Klemm L25d VIIR LX-MA

Scanned with the tripod mounted LIDAR scanner, the Artec Ray. The best way to get the highest quality texture of a large object like this would be to use photogrammetry software like Reality Capture or Agisoft.


To scan the car compressor, it was placed on a rotating platform to make scanning easy and fast. We were very happy with the hole detail for this scan

Product Part

Product part made of plastic. This is a great example of reverse engineering using 3D scanning.  Approximately 30 minutes from the 3D scanning to a fused mesh in Artec Studio.

Camaro Centre Console

The nice thing about this scan is that we took it back to the 3DSL office, processed it in Geomagic for Solidworks and created the missing part which we later sent away for upholstery fitting.


This roller is part of a production system where scarcity of replacement parts means calling upon reverse engineering.  The tiny teeth on the roller were a challenge to scan at first but once we sprayed the part with 3D scanning spray, it was plain sailing.


There are not many anatomically correct bull models, we’ll have you know.  One less to go looking for now with this magnificently detailed 3D scan of a bull with modifications done in Geomagic Wrap, to the approval of a local expert, who was literally wrapped with the result.

Car engine

This model of an engine was scanned with the new Artec Leo, and you can see here how it benefited from some killer features – proprietary AI tech and smart data capture, to name a couple. Full of hidden shadowy areas and tight spaces, holes, complex parts, and tricky elements, the engine might well have been an unsolvable task for any 3D scanner.

Magic Potion bottle

Need to scan a transparent object? Use an Artec 3D scanner. This model of a transparent magic potion bottle was done in two stages with the Space Spider.  In the first stage, only the bottle texture was captured.  In stage two, the bottle was sprayed with anti-glare spray.  The two scans were then combined and processed together in Artec Studio.

Blast furnace gas engine

The tripod-mounted Artec Ray was used to make submillimeter-precise panoramic scans from a total of 18 different angles, and the handheld Artec Leo was there to zoom in on specific sections featuring particularly small elements and areas obstructed by adjacent parts. If you’d like to learn more about the 3D scanning & processing workflow, check out this case study

Body Scanning

It’s always a good idea to use a base platform for body scans so that if you decide to make a 3D print then the legs are supported!  Here, the texture rich wooden floor ensured tracking stability when scanning between the feet. A tablet was used with the Artec battery pack and scanning only took only 4 minutes. 

Eye Selfie

This 3D scan of an eye was carried out by the same person. As well as being able to pull off a 3D scanning ‘selfie’ and not only that but a superb geometrical capture of the eyelid and surrounding skin, the operator has captured the correct iris position by scanning past the natural eye lens.


One of the hardest things about 3D scanning people, is keeping the subject still.  Just like full body 3D scanning, scanning an arm should be done as quickly as possible. This is where the Artec battery pack and using a tablet to view the 3D scan in Artec Studio becomes a major tactical advantage.


In the world of prosthetic implants and plastic surgery, 3D scanning ears is a popular use case. Using an Artec Space Spider, you can quickly and easily capture a 3D scan of the good ear then mirror flip the the scan to produce a perfect replica to place the damaged ear.

Stegosaurus Skeleton

This Stegosaurus skeleton from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is more than 26 feet long and over nine feet tall. The bony beast is a permanent display with steel shaped around it, welded in place, and puttied together, making it impossible to take apart. Which means it was super difficult to scan! Triebold Paleontology, Inc. scanned the dinosaur using Artec Space Spider and Artec Studio software.


This motorcycle was scanned with both Eva and Space Spider. Eva allowed for fast and easy acquisition of the overall shape, while Space Spider was used to scan the intricate geometry of the wheels and the sides. We first sprayed the bike with anti-gloss spray. The seat and gas tank had no features, but we stuck a couple of pieces of masking tape to them and that was enough to ensure stable.

Plaster cast of teeth

This object is considered as “large” for trajectory purposes. Although we used only a “simple” type of trajectory, with fewer frames, all of the intricate curvatures were successfully captured with Artec Micro. 

Halloween Pumpkin

For this high-quality 3D scan , the interior and exterior of the pumpkin were scanned with the Artec Eva and the Artec Space Spider. The exterior was scanned using the Eva and the Space Spider was used to capture the carvings with the sharp edges. The pumpkin was cut in half in order to capture the inside geometry and then the 3D scans were then merged using the overlapping geometry and texture captured during the first scan.


Camper Van

Backbone and Ribs

Rev-Eng Mold Pattern

Self-tapping screw

DSLR Camera

Mold Sample

Ball Joint


Turkana Boy

Steering Joint