Artec Space Spider 3D Scanner

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The Artec Space Spider is the ultimate 3D scanner for CAD users who require absolute precision for manufacturing, reverse engineering and quality control applications.

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The Portable and Precise 3D Scanner with Best-in-Class Detail

The Artec Space Spider is an accurate, easy-to-use, and highly portable 3D scanner. It captures 3D scan data with high resolution for incredibly detailed and precise scans, making it the perfect fit for your scan-to-CAD, first article inspection and other traditional engineering and manufacturing applications.

The Space Spider’s potential uses extend far beyond engineering. Its ability to track geometry and color without the need for targets or stickers makes it an ideal choice for footwear and apparel, prosthetics and orthotics, morphology, museology, forensics, and countless other disciplines.

Technical Specifications
Scanner Type: Handheld
3D Point Accuracy (up to): 0.05 mm
3D Resolution (up to): 0.1 mm
3D Accuracy Over Distance (up to): 0.05 mm + 0.3 mm/m
HD Mode: No
Hybrid Geometry and Texture Tracking: Yes
Data Processing Algorithms: Geometry and Texture Based
Working Distance: 0.2 - 0.3 m
Volume Capture Zone: 2,000 cm³
Linear Field of View (HxW) at Closest Range: 90 x 70 mm
Linear Field of View (HxW) at Farthest Range: 180 x 140 mm
Angular Field of View (HxW): 30 × 21°
Ability to Capture Texture: Yes
Texture Resolution: 1.3 mp
Colors: 24 bpp
3D Reconstruction Rate for Real-Time Fusion (up to): 7.5 fps
3D Reconstruction Rate for 3D Video Recording (up to): 7.5 fps
Data Acquisition Speed (up to): 1 min points/s
3D Exposure Time: 0.0002 s
2D Exposure Time: 0.0002 s
3D Light Source: Blue LED
2D Light Source: White 6 LED Array
Position Sensor: n/a
Display / Touchscreen: USB Streaming Through External Computer
Multi-Core Processing: On External Computer
Interface: 1 x USB 2.0, USB 3.0 Compatible
Internal Hard Drive: n/a
Computer Requirements
Supported OS: Windows 7,8 or 10 x64
Computer Recommendations: Intel Core i7 or i9, 32 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM
Minimum Computer Requirements: Intel Core i5, i7 or i9, 18 GB RAM, GPU with 2 GB VRAM
Output Formats
3D Mesh Output: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, PTX, E57, XYZRGB
Measurements Output: CSV, DXF, XML
Power Source and Dimensions
Power Source: AC Power or External Battery Pack
Dimensions (HxDxW): 190 x 140 x 130 mm
Weight: 0.8 kg / 1.8 lb


With extensive real-world experience and a large 3D scanner lineup from multiple brands, the Hawk Ridge team will work with you to evaluate your specific needs and use case in order to ensure we recommend the right system for you. Our dedicated support specialists and flexible training programs will ensure you get the most from your 3D scanning investment.

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Not ready for an in-house solution yet? Hawk Ridge can provide scanning, scan-to-CAD, and inspection services. Our extensive fleet of scanners can tackle virtually any job, regardless of size, and our modelling experts use the industry’s most powerful tools to get the job done fast.



Every company is different, and when it comes to training for 3D scanning, one size doesn’t fit all. Hawk Ridge Systems can tailor a training plan to focus on the needs of your application.

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Our scanning support specialists are 100% dedicated to our 3D scanning applications, have passed rigorous testing standards, and have extensive experience using our scanning products in the real world.

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How large of an object can I scan with the Artec Space Spider?
While the Space Spider does not have a hard size limit, it is generally considered most efficient for objects smaller than 2 feet, owing to its relatively small field of view. That said, computer power is the only true limit and there have been notable exceptions to the typical size range, like a complete 26-foot-long stegosaurus skeleton scanned exclusively with the Space Spider. For more efficient (but less detailed) scanning of larger objects, consider a handheld with a larger field of view like Leo or EVA, or using one of them in combination with the Space Spider.
Can I combine Space Spider data with data from other 3D scanners?
Yes. Artec Studio allows you to seamlessly combine data from any blend of Artec scanners.
What type of light source does the Space Spider use?
Space Spider uses blue structured light.
Can this scanner be used with targets or stickers?
Yes. While the main draw of the Space Spider is its ability to scan without targets, it is compatible with various 3rd party photogrammetry kits which allow it to be used with targets for greatly enhanced dimensional accuracy over long distances. Photogrammetry kits also allow you to scan isolated patches of scan data while retaining accurate relative positions between scanned areas.
What kind of computer do I need for processing scans?
Artec scanners do not require an especially high-performance computer, though investing more in certain components - like the GPU - can result in greatly reduced processing times.


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