Artec3D scanners - Patrick Thorn

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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 products, on-site training and support. In 2013 Artec set up their certified partner accreditation program for all partners, so you can purchase with confidence.
Every year we have achieved “Gold” status.
Why ?
So we can help you get the most from your purchase.

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

Artec Ray

Artec Ray

High accuracy long-range 3D scanner for precise capture of large objects. Scan up to 110 m away with this professional LIDAR solution.

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.

Artec Studio 13
The Best Just Got Better: Work more Efficiently, Achieve more, Save time !

Artec Studio 12

After a year of major development and in response to customer feedback, Artec Group have released the all new Artec Studio 13, 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 before its release. 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 13 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 !.

 – 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 13 and links to a free 30 day trial version are on the Artec3D website.


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Amalgam are leading modelmakers, that work with all sorts of creative industries. Probably more well known for their large models for The Bristol Arts Trail with characters like Ardmans Wallace & Gromit.

  • Artec Spider
  • Artec Studio Software
Artec Research 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


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

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.

  • Artec Spider
  • Artec Space Spider
  • Artec Studio Software
  • Roland ARM-10 Printer


Cod Steaks is an inspiring design and build company in Bristol, which conceives many exciting, engaging and memorable experiences.

  • Artec EVA
  • Artec Studio Software
Artec Research Scanning
Artec Studio 13 – PDF Brochure
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View Artec Ray – PDF Brochure
View Artec Space Spider and EVA – PDF Brochure

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 160,000 cm³ 61,000 cm³ 2,000 cm³
Linear field of view, HxW @ closest range 244 × 142 mm 214 × 148 mm 90 × 70 mm
Linear field of view, HxW @ furthest range 838 × 488 mm 536 × 371 mm 180 × 140 mm
Angular field of view, HхW 38.5 × 23° 30 × 21° 30 × 21°
3D resolution, up to 0.50 mm 0.50 mm 0.10 mm
3D point accuracy, up to 0.10 mm 0.10 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 real-time-fusion, up to 22 fps 16 fps 7.5 fps
3D reconstruction rate 3D video recording, up to 44 fps N/A fps N/A fps
3D reconstruction rate 3D video streaming, up to 80 fps 16 fps 7.5 fps
Data acquisition speed, up to 3 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      
3D point clouds BTX, PTX BTX, PTX BTX, PTX
Formats for measurements CSV, DXF, XML CSV, DXF, XML CSV, DXF, XML
Common specifications      
Weight 2.6 kg 0.85 kg 0.85 kg
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 Scanning: not required.
Post processing: Windows 7, 8 or 10 – x64
Windows 7, 8 or 10 – x64 Windows 7, 8 or 10 – x64
Minimum computer requirements Scanning: not required.
Post processing: i5 or i7 recommended, 32GB RAM
i5 or i7 recommended, 12-16GB RAM i5 or i7 recommended, 18-32GB RAM
General specifications fo Artec Ray      
SpecificationsHigh Quality ModeHigh Sensitivity Mode
Recommended Work Range1-50 m1-110 m
Ranging error0.7 mm @ 15 m<0.9 mm @ 15 m
Angular accuracy25 arcsecs
Range noise, 90% reflectivity0.12 mm @ 15 m0.25 mm @ 15 m
Range noise, 10% reflectivity0.3 mm @ 15 m0.7 mm @ 15 m
Speed, points/second208,000
Scanning modesAutonomous or via USB
ColorTwo fully integrated 5 megapixel cameras
Field-of-view per scan
Horizontal (maximum)360°
Vertical (maximum)270°
System specifications
Scanner TypePhase Shi , Hemispherical Scanner with 360° × 270° field of view
Distance Measurement MethodPhase-shi
Laser Wavelength1550 nm
Laser TypeContinuous Wave
Laser Class: (IEC EN60825-1:2007)Class 1
Internal Coordinate Representation Unit0.001 mm
Angular position data
Beam diameter at Aperture3 mm
Internal Angular Representation Unit
1 arcsec
Scan density control: so ware selectable
Min. Vertical Point Density12 points/degree
Min. Horizontal Point Density2 points/degree
Max Vertical Point Density80 points/degree
Max Horizontal Point Density80 points/degree
Physical dimensions and weight
Weight with battery5.74 kg
Dimensions L × H × W287 × 200 × 118 mm
Power specifications
External power supply voltage14-24 V DC, 30 W
Internal battery power supplyTwo Li-Ion 14 V, 49 Wh batteries, powers the scanner for up to 4 hours.
Power consumption30 W
Computer requirements
Supported OSWindows 7, 8 or 10 – x64
Minimum computer requirementsi5 or i7 recommended, 32 Gb RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 400 series