Artec Micro

Professional high accuracy industrial desktop 3D scanner

What is the Artec Micro?

The Cutting Edge of Desktop 3D Scanning.

Artec Micro brings the latest in scanning technology to your desktop. Its advanced twin cameras and blue LED lights are perfectly synchronized with Micro’s dual-axis rotation system (swing & rotation) to create the ultimate digital copy of your object with a minimum of frames captured.

Powerful robust software

Right out of the box, Micro integrates with the industry-acclaimed Artec Studio for real-time digital capture. See your scans coming to life on the screen. After scanning, Artec Studio makes it easy for you to process your data. Simply follow the same series of steps as you would with our handheld scanners, and then export the final 3D model to software such as SOLIDWORKS, PolyWorks Inspector, Control X and Design X.


Compare the Artec Micro desktop 3D scanner to the Space Spider

Compare 3D Scanners Artec Micro desktop 3D scanner Artec Space Spider
Specification Micro Space Spider
3D resolution, up to

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

0.01 mm 0.1 mm
3D point accuracy, up to

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

0.029 mm 0.05 mm
Scanner type Desktop Handheld
Ability to capture texture Yes Yes
Texture resolution 6.4 mp 1.3 mp
Colours 24 bpp 24 bpp
Data acquisition speed, up to 1 mln points / sec. 2 mln points / sec.
3D exposure time Customizable 0.0002 s
2D exposure time Customizable 0.0002 s
3D light source Blue LED Blue LED
Interface USB 3.0 1 × USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible
Supported OS Windows 7, 8 or 10 x 64 Windows 7, 8 or 10 x 64
Minimum computer requirements i5 or i7 recommended, 32Gb RAM i5 or i7 recommended, 18GB RAM
Power source AC power AC power or external battery pack
Dimensions, HxDxW 290 x 290 x 340 mm 190 × 140 × 130 mm
Weight 12 kg / 26.7 lb 0.8 kg / 1.8 lb
3D mesh formats OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, PTX, E57, XYZRGB
3D point cloud formats BTX, PTX
Formats for measurements CSV, DXF, XML

User Friendly 3D Scanning

Compact and ready to scan in seconds. Simply mount the object on the circular scanning platform, and you’re ready to scan.

Choose from a variety of smart scanning paths. Then watch in real time as your scan unfolds on the screen in jaw-dropping detail.

Only a minimum of training is needed with Micro. After a quick introduction, you will already be scanning on your own.

Fast Scanning Speed

1 mln points / sec.

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

High 3D point accuracy

10 microns

Make extremely accurate 3D models such as small machine parts, jewelry and dentistry

Easy 3D Capture

Just 1-Click

Fully automated desktop 3D scanner designed for 1-click capture of your small objects

Safe to use


The blue structured light technology used is absolutely safe for inanimate objects


Scanning, CMM, and Metrology possibilities are limitless

3D scan machine part

Reverse Engineering

Whether you have a small part to reproduce for which no blueprint exists, or you need to quickly redesign or simply modify an existing part and either mill or 3D print it, Artec Micro desktop 3D scanner can do the job. Accelerate your design, prototype, and production cycle by weeks and save thousands in the process.

Quality Inspection / Metrology

Across a variety of industries, there is a growing need for ensuring that product quality levels are as high as possible. Delivering extremely-high-precision scans at up to 10 microns’ accuracy, not only can Micro “see” well below the human visibility threshold of 40 microns, but its 3D measurements are among the best in today’s cutting edge scanners, making it a perfect choice for inspection and much more.

Scan machine part
3D dental scan


Artec Micro is ready for today’s dental practice, creating precise CAD/CAM-ready 3D scans for lab use and 3D printing. Ideal for scanning single teeth, entire arches, or complex impressions.

Export from Artec Studio to ExoCAD and other dental software. Perfect for making exact digital reproductions and archival of crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, dentures, custom abutments, implants, and more.

Heritage, Art & Design

Artec Micro gives you the power to make highly-detailed 3D models of a multitude of small cultural objects in just minutes. From there, these models can be archived, or easily shared with researchers and others either locally or around the world, or sent to a 3D printer for printing in a variety of materials.

3D scan heritage
3D scan jewelry


Forget about the traditional method of calipers and tracing methods. In minutes, Artec Micro transforms intricate jewelry items into CAD/CAM data for design, modification, 3D printing, and casting. Saves hours of time in the design and production of complex and highly-detailed jewelry pieces such as rings, pendants, bracelets, cameos, and more.


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

Reverse Engineering

  • Product design
  • Customization
  • 3D documentation

Industrial Design

  • Quality control
  • CMM
  • Metrology
  • Rapid prototyping

Science and education

  • Research
  • Training
  • Online museums
  • Digital Exhibits

Art and design

  • Heritage preservation
  • Architectural models
  • Jewelry
  • CGI


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 Micro 3D Scanner

Key 3D scan

Copper Key 3D Model

Pipe bend 3D scan

Pipe Bend 3D Model

Teeth 3D scan

Teeth 3D Model

Capturing data with an Artec Micro Desktop 3D Scanner

A three step automatic process using advanced software

Micro scan process
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 Micro 3D Scanner?

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