Artec3D scanners - Patrick Thorn

Next Generation 3D Technology
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Artec3D Gold Partner - Patrick Thorn

We are your UK certified Gold partners for Artec 3D Scanners and 3D scanning solutions.

Since becoming an Artec3D partner in February 2010, we have strived to provide our clients with the best on-site training and support. In 2013 Artec set up their certified partner accreditation program for all partners, so you can purchase with confidence.
Each year we have achieved “Gold” status.

Artec 3D Scanners are professional handheld scanners for fast efficient 3D scanning for all types of work: such as reverse engineering, metrology, quality control, computer graphics, orthopedics, prosthetics, paleontology, heritage preservation and many others.strong and innovative 3D scanning technology that can be used easily !

Artec Leo

Artec Leo scanner

The most comprehensive portable 3D scanner featuring wireless technology and an inbuilt touchscreen for instant data projection.

Artec Space Spider

Artec Space Spider

Metrological 3D scanner with automatic temperature stabilization for the most accurate results and the finest detail

Artec EVA

Artec EVA

Fast, versatile and accurate, EVA is the most popular all round 3D scanner
EVA Lite offers a professional entry to 3D scanning

Capture colour texture whilst accurately capturing your 3D shapes.accurate tracking without the need for target markers

Artec Studio Professional software gives you the complete set of tools to scan with Artec 3D scanners and then export the results into one of several popular 3D formats (OBJ, PTX, STL, WRML, ASCII, AOP, CSV, PLY, XTYZRGB, 57) to work with a variety of 3D applications, such as Autodesk Maya, 3DMax, Autocad, Pixologic ZBrush, Blender, XSI, Mudbox, Picasoft-Mayka, Leios, Geomagic, Rapidform, Rhino3D and many others.

Scan whatever you want !

Artec3D scanned part - engine
Artec3D scanned part - ice cream
Artec3D scanned part - Rhino
Artec3D scanned part - Fossil
Artec3D scanned part - Human leg
Artec3D scanned part - Engine casing
Artec3D scanned part - Dyson connector
Artec3D scanned part - Engineering part

These are just a couple of things we have scanned and uploaded to display on Sketchfab.
There are a lot more to give you some ideas on how 3D scanning may help you.
Why not upload a few of your scans and 3D models with our link to a Free Sketchfab account.


If we could list all the application’s we would need a book. So here are a few.

Reverse engineering
Quality control
Rapid prototyping
Structural Analysis
Heavy Industries
Pipeline Corrosion Assessment
Plastic surgery
Cranial Scanning
Body Measurement
Mastectomy reconstruction
Mobility seating and bedding supports
Research development
Teaching & Training 3D
Online museums achieves
Virtual Reality
Working in Space
Heritage preservation
Film Props

Artec Studio 12 – Advanced software,
Easy to use, Professional results !

Artec Studio 12

After a year of major development and in response to customer feedback, Artec Group have released the all new Artec Studio 12, the best ever 3D scanning and data processing software. Available in 2 versions: Professional for Artec 3D scanners and Ultimate with the added support for 3rd party sensors.

We have been privileged as Artec Gold Partners to have been beta testing this version for many months. It is incredible what the Artec Team have done in making 3D scanning and post processing so easy, yet retaining crucial tools the expert is accustomed to.

Users of 3D scanning will be acquainted with the processes of scanning, multiple alignments, fusion, mesh simplification etc etc. This has been a relatively easy process to learn especially with previous versions of Artec Studio being focused on the users requirements, rather that taking a long laborious technical approach seen in some solutions.

So with ever more powerful computing power, why should you have to click that mouse more times than necessary to perform each task. Not anymore as Artec Studio 11 brought you “AUTOPILOT” and this was a revolution in scanning.

Now Artec Studio 12 brings you :-
Speed, 3D Intelligence and Ergonomics.

The details could be repeated here, however, following the link at the bottom of this page to the Artec site explains all.

Speed logo

Here we took AUTOPILOT for a test drive when a prospect said they assumed scanning a black camera would cause many issues, well it did not. Here are some images to illustrate what can be easily achieved by you !.

Running this same Artec Studio 11 project with the New Artec Studio 12, made an initial saving of over 50% of the time. Now Artec Studio 12.1 performs even faster still. So that is worth the upgrade of anyones money.

 – Five scans with Artec Space Spider from different views- 

Artec Studio screen

 – Check AUTOPILOT and confirm your options- 

Artec Studio screen

 – The Finished model- 

Artec Studio nikon camera part

 – With colour texture if prefered- 

Artec Studio nikon camera part

The full details of Artec Studio 12 and links to a free 30 day trial version are on the Artec3D website.


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Liverpool John Moores University – Face Lab, uses Artec Spider for forensic and archaeological research, installation art, as well as a new post-graduate MA program in Art Science.

  • Artec Spider
  • Artec Studio Software
  • Artec Battery pack
Artec Research Scanning
plant eating titanosaur

Dinosaur Scanning

Sir David Attenborough tells the story of the discovery of the largest animal to ever walk the Earth – and Artec Spider helped with the data capture.
See it all on the BBC website and BBC iPlayer.

  • Artec Spider
  • Artec Space Spider
  • Artec EVA
  • Artec Studio Software

Body Scanning

Artec EVA with or without a turnable, enables you to scan complete bodies for medical, custom clothing, sport and artistic purposes to mention a few.
See the Youtube clip

  • Artec EVA
  • Artec Studio Software
  • Shapify Booth
Artec Body Scanning
Thames Water Scanning

Corrosion Mapping

Working with Thames Water we provided a solution based on Artec EVA to aid their corrosion mapping of old large pipe sections. The full story is on the website.

Or a PDF sheet here

  • Artec EVA
  • Artec Studio Software

Historical Capture

The University of Dundee has over 30,000 historic artefacts, artworks and specimens. Now they are using the Artec 3D Scanners we provided to do some of their work.

  • Artec EVA
  • Artec Space Spider
  • Artec Studio Software
Medical Ear Scanning

Creating a 3D Ear

Edinburgh is the home of our customer the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and they are using the Artec scanner to do amazing things.

Full story is on the website.

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  • Artec Studio Software
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Artec 3D are the creators of the world’s leading handheld 3D scanners and associated products of which more details can be found at

General specifications      
  Leo Eva Space Spider
Working distance 0.35 – 1.2 m 0.4 – 1 m 0.2 – 0.3 m
Volume capture zone 173,000 cm³ 61,000 cm³ 2,000 cm³
Linear field of view, HxW @ closest range 246 × 153 mm 214 × 148 mm 90 × 70 mm
Linear field of view, HxW @ furthest range 843 × 527 mm 536 × 371 mm 180 × 140 mm
Angular field of view, HхW 38.5 × 23° 30 × 21° 30 × 21°
3D resolution, up to 0.25 mm 0.5 mm 0.1 mm
3D point accuracy, up to 0.1 mm 0.1 mm 0.05 mm
3D accuracy over distance, up to 0.03% over 100 cm 0.03% over 100 cm 0.03% over 100 cm
Ability to capture texture Yes Yes Yes
Texture resolution 2.3 mp 1.3 mp 1.3 mp
Colors 24 bpp 24 bpp 24 bpp
3D reconstruction rate, up to 80 fps 16 fps 7.5 fps
Data acquisition speed, up to 4 mln points / sec. 2 mln points / sec. 1 mln points / sec.
Structured light source VCSEL flash bulb (no laser) blue LED
Position sensors Built-in 9 DoF inertial system
Display / touchscreen Integrated 5.5" half HD, CTP. Optional Wi-Fi / Ethernet video streaming to external device USB streaming through an external computer USB streaming through an external computer
Multi core processing Embedded processors: NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1, Quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A57 MPCore Processor, NVIDIA Maxwell™ 1 TFLOPS GPU with 256 NVIDIA® CUDA® Cores On external computer On external computer
Internal hard drive 256 GB SSD
Output formats      
Formats for measurements CSV, DXF, XML CSV, DXF, XML CSV, DXF, XML
Common specifications      
Weight 1.8 kg (4 lb) 0.85 kg (1.9 lb) 0.85 kg (1.9 lb)
Dimensions, HxDxW 227 × 163 × 228 mm 262 × 158 × 63 mm 190 × 140 × 130 mm
Power source In-built exchangeable battery,
optional mains power
Mains power
or external battery pack
Mains power
or external battery pack
Interface Wi-Fi, Ethernet, SD card 1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible 1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible
Supported OS Not required Windows 7, 8 or 10 – x64 Windows 7, 8 or 10 – x64
Minimum computer requirements No computer required i5 or i7 recommended, 12GB RAM i5 or i7 recommended, 18GB RAM