Artec 3D scanner offers larger field of view, improved accuracy

Dec. 14, 2023
The Micro II automates three-axis scanning, and its four 13-megapixel cameras offer twice the accuracy of the scanner's predecessor.

Micro II Artec 3D’s Micro II desktop 3D scanner offers metrology-grade accuracy for scans of small parts, and is suitable for tasks such as quality inspection or reverse engineering legacy parts. The scanner has four specially positioned 13-megapixel cameras to capture hard-to-see areas for high-level digitization. Users can employ the Artec Studio software to fit the scans with CAD primitives, then export to SolidWorks or other CAD software, or for inspection, directly to Control X for in-depth reports. Scanning can be accomplished without requiring the use of targets.

What’s new? The Micro II.

Benefits Twice the accuracy and a field of view 18.5 times larger than the scanner’s predecessor, the Micro. The Micro II provides 5-micron accuracy, as well as 2-micron repeatability, meaning multiple scans of the same item will produce results with a difference of less than 2 microns each time. The Micro II is simple to operate, and users can choose the automatic scanning path in the software settings, let the scanner set the optimal trajectory, then start the scan with a single click. The scanner then automatically positions the part, capturing data from three axes at a speed of 1 million calculations per second. The Micro II comes with a 2-year warranty.

Artec 3D, Santa Clara, Calif., 669-248-8601,


Vital Statistics 

Maximum object size

7.8 inches by 7.8 inches by 5.9 inches

Maximum object weight

4.4 pounds

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David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.