Artec Space Spider

3D Scanner for CAD Users and Engineers

What is the Artec Space Spider?

Artec Space Spider is a hand-held 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.

How does it work?

Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D scanner based on blue light technology. It is perfect for capturing small objects or intricate details of large industrial objects in high resolution, with steadfast accuracy and brilliant colour.

The scanner’s ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges and thin ribs sets the  technology apart. It is an ideal industrial 3D scanner for high resolution capturing of objects such as molding parts, PCBs, keys, coins or even a human ear, followed by the export of the final 3D model to CAD software.

Artec Space Spider features
Fast Scanning Speed

7.5 fps

High accuracy does not have to be time consuming. Artec Space Spider process up to one million points per second!

High 3D point accuracy

0.05 mm

Make extremely accurate 3D models of small industrial objects or sections of larger objects in fine detail

Impressive 3D resolution

0.1 mm

Capture the geometry of your items with astonishing precision. Space Spider can even render the ridges of your fingerprint!

Texture resolution

1.3 Mpx

Make full colour 3D replicas of your object

Battery compatible


Connect the lightweight, 0.85kg 3D scanner to a battery pack, provides up to 6 hours of power.

Safe to use


The blue structured light technology used is absolutely safe for scanning people, as well as inanimate objects.

Point & Shoot


No need for preparation, just plug in the scanner and point it around the item as you would with a video camera.

Custom Bundles


For capturing larger objects, or for creating an automatic scanning system, several 3D scanners can be bundled and synced together.

Artec Space Spider profile


Compare the Artec Space Spider to the Artec Eva 3D scanner

Compare 3D Scanners Artec Space Spider Artec Eva 3D Scanner
Specification Space Spider Eva
3D resolution, up to

Resolution is the ability of a scanning system to resolve detail in the object that is being scanned.

0.1 mm 0.5 mm
3D point accuracy, up to

Accuracy is the ability of a measurement to match the actual value of the quantity being measured.

0.05 mm 0.1 mm
3D accuracy over distance, up to 0.03% over 100 cm
Colors 24 bpp
Texture resolution 1.3 mp
Light source blue LED flash bulb (no laser)
Working distance 0.2 – 0.3 m 0.4 – 1 m
Linear field of view, HxW @ closest range 90 × 70 mm 214 × 148 mm
Linear field of view, HxW @ furthest range 180 × 140 mm 536 × 371 mm
Angular field of view, HхW 30 × 21°
Video frame rate, up to 7.5 fps 16 fps
Exposure time 0.0005 sec. 0.0002 sec.
Data acquisition speed, up to 1 mln points / sec. 2 mln points / sec.
Multi-core processing Yes


Output formats
3D formats OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASCII, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB
Formats for measurements CSV, DXF, XML


Common specifications Space Spider Eva
Weight 0.85 kg (1.9 lb)
Dimensions, HxDxW 190 × 140 × 130 mm 262 × 158 × 64 mm
Power consumption 12V, 24W 12V, 48W
Interface 1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible
Processing capacity 40 mln triangles / 1 GB RAM


Requirements Space Spider Eva
Processor Intel I5 or I7
Memory 18 GB 12 GB
Video cards NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel
OS Windows 7, 8, 10 – x64
Free disk space 300 MB for installation


Artec 3D Scanners are used in a wide variety of industry applications

Reverse Engineering

Industrial design and manufacturing

Medical and Life Sciences

Science and education

Art and design

  • Product design
  • Customization
  • 3D documentation
  • Reverse engineering
  • Quality control
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Aerospace
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Custom wheelchairs
  • Research
  • Training
  • Online museums
  • Heritage preservation
  • Architecture
  • CGI
  • Fashion


Revolutionary 3D scanning and data processing software

Artec Studio Software Box

Creating 3D scanning masterpieces requires smart and powerful software to capture, process, analyze and edit data. Now anyone can achieve professional results with the most comprehensive and straightforward 3D scanning software on the market today.

  • User-friendly and intuitive interface for smooth, expertly guided 3D scanning
  • Quick and easy start-up process. No special positioning requirements, just point and shoot
  • Artec Studio software is compatible with tablets as well as 3D sensors, and together with the battery pack for the 3D scanner, you can easily create professional scans anytime and anywhere
  • Get high quality scans every time with a smart tracking system that ensures correct movement of the scanner and object capture
  • Stop or pause scanning and continue exactly from where you left off, with the smart
    auto-continue feature
  • Achieve equally great results using both manual and Autopilot modes

Example 3D Scans

Models captured with an Artec Space Spider 3D Scanner

Capturing data is easy with an Artec 3D Scanner

A 3 step automatic process using advanced software

3D scanning gear
1. Scan the object

No need to prepare your object in advance, just point the 3D scanner and shoot in automatic mode.

3D Scanning gear optimize
2. Fuse & Optimize

Optimize the size of your final file by reducing the number of polygons from millions to thousands while maintaining the high quality of the mesh.

3D Scanning Gear Texturize
3. Texturize & Export

Add high quality texture to your model in no time! Export to a variety of different CAD systems including SOLIDWORKS.

Interested in an Artec Space Spider 3D Scanner?

Call us free at  1-877-219-6757  and get your questions answered