The Artec Spider is a 3D scanner with high resolution, high accuracy and ability to see sharp edges. These features make for a perfect solution for mass production and industrial design where higher precision scanning of objects with sharp edges and intricate details is required.

The Artec Space Spider is a new and enhanced version of Artec Spider, equipped with a smart cooling system to guarantee the ideal temperature for scanning.

Artec Space Spider

Drawing on the best features of Artec Spider, this upgraded handheld 3D scanner is one step ahead of the competition – originally developed to work in space, it features new, higher grade electronics, which enable it to reach optimal operating temperatures and achieve maximum accuracy ten times faster than its predecessor and provide long-term repeatability in data capture. In Space Spider, Artec 3D scanning technology has been honed to perfection to ensure the best possible quality of scans and a truly robust device, making it possible to double our standard warranty period.

Artec Space Spider
Perfect for CAD

Perfect for CAD

When quality can’t be compromised, your best options are Artec Spider and Space Spider. Delivering the accuracy of up to 50 microns and resolution of up to 100 microns, both scanners render elaborate curves, sharp edges and thin ribs most faithfully to the original.

Perfect for Quality Control

Keep product quality up to industry standards with Artec scanners. Incredible precision, high accuracy and multiple measurement tools enable you to meet the most rigorous requirements for quality, eliminating manufacturing errors.

Perfect for Quality Control
Perfect for CG

Perfect for CG

Capturing color information at 24 bpp and with the resolution of 1.3 mp, Artec scanners boast unparalleled detailing, which helps artists and animators create realistic CG scenes.

New rendering approach is perfect for Artec Scanner — Spider

Initially, scans are easier to view as a point cloud. Once fused, the surface is easier to view as a solid model.

With new smart render mode called “Points and solid” surfaces are clearly visible and identifiable. Scans are automatically displayed in the Point mode, while fusions are in the Solid mode.

Rendering Approach
  •   Artec Space Spider
    Space SpiderTM
    Ability to capture texture Yes
    3D resolution, up to 0.1 mm
    3D point accuracy, up to 0.05 mm
    3D accuracy over distance, up to 0.03% over 100 cm
    Warm up period for achieving maximum accuracy 3 minutes
    Texture resolution 1.3 mp
    Colors 24 bpp
    Light source Blue LED
    Working distance 0.17 – 0.3 m
    Linear field of view (H x W @ closest range) 90 mm x 70 mm
    Linear field of view (H x W @ furthest range) 180 mm x 140 mm
    Angular field of view (H х W) 30 x 21°
    Video frame rate, up to 7.5 fps
    Exposure time 0.0005 s
    Data acquisition speed, up to 1,000,000 points/s
    Multi core processing Yes
    Dimensions (H x D x W) 190 x 140 x 130 mm
    Weight 0.85 kg / 1.9 lb
    Power consumption 12V, 24W
    Interface 1 х USB 2.0, USB 3.0 compatible
    Output formats OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASCII, PTX, E57, XYZRGB
    Output format for measurements CSV, DXF, XML
    Processing capacity 40'000'000 triangles/1 GB RAM
    Supported OS Windows 7 or Windows 8 - x64
    Minimum computer requirements I5 or I7 recommended, 12-18 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 400 series
    Calibration no special equipment required
    Warranty 2 years
  • In order operate the Artec Spider your system must meet the minimum hardware requirements outline below:

    Processor Processor:
    I5 or I7 recommended
    Memory Memory:
    12-18 GB
    USB Ports USB Ports
    1 USB 2.0 port for a regular scanner. To connect several scanners, we recommend using computers with several independent USB 2.0 hosts, or PCI-Express USB 2.0 cards
    Video Cards Video Cards:
    Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series or better, at least 1 GB of memory.
    OS OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8 - x64
    Free disk space Free disk space: 300 MB for installation

    Not Supported:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • 32-bit OS
    • Intel graphics cards
    • FirePro M6100 FireGL V

    Not Recommended:
    • Xeon processors
    • SLI configuration
    • NVIDIA Quadro series
    • AMD processors

    Please Note

    You will need to register at to activate your 3D scanning device.

  • Shoot

    1  |  Press the Button
    Point the scanner at the object and press the button. The scanning process will begin immediately. It’s that simple. Should something go wrong, audible and visual aids will guide you through the process, and ensure that you are scanning correctly.
    Step 1
    2  |  Move the Scanner
    Move the scanner around the object. Real-time surface alignment gives you a good understanding of what has been scanned so far and what still needs scanning. Do not worry if you can’t get to a certain area of the object — you will be able to return to it later.
    Step 2
    3  |  Make Scans
    Make as many scans as needed to capture the whole object. If you need to turn the object over to acquire all sides of it, scan the whole first side, then stop, turn the object over and scan the other side.
    Step 2


    1  |  Align Scans
    Align all your scans together to get the full model. If something is missing, just scan that part again. To perfectly align many scans use our new optimizations algorithm. You can also place your model to the origin of a coordinate system.
    Step 2
    2  |  Fuse Scans into One 3D Model
    Fuse all scans together to get a single triangulated mesh. Our Fusion algorithm will do it quickly.
    Step 2
    3  |  Smooth & Optimize
    You can optimize the grid, fill holes and smooth a surface. Many different tools are available.
    Step 2
    4  |  Texturize
    Apply texture to your object automatically, with a click of mouse. The newest algorithms fully utilize the power of your CPU, so you may want to get the best one.
    Step 2


    Export the result
    Export the result into one of several 3D formats (VRML, Obj, STL, Ply, Ascii, AOP, E57, PTX, E57, PTX) to work with a variety of 3D applications available on the market, such as Autodesk Maya, 3DMax, Autocad, Pixologic ZBrush, Blender, XSI, Mudbox, Geomagic, Rapidform and many others. Moreover, you can export measurement data into a CSV file and print it.
    Step 2

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