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"Spider" -- A New Generation, Hand-Held 3D Scanner Capable of Scanning Sharp Edges and Small Objects with Extraordinary Resolution and Accuracy

Artec3D, a market leader in 3D scanning and 3D facial recognition technology (based in Palo Alto, CA, Luxembourg and Moscow, Russia) has announced a new generation hand-held, 3D scanner named Spider -- so named because of its many "eyes".

Unlike other hand-held scanners, Spider has been developed for scanning objects with many small details, such as molds, PCBs, coins and engravings. Artec Spider was created as the solution for rapid prototyping, CAD design and manufacturing, quality control, as well as for other industries such as automotive and aerospace -- where Artec technology has already been implemented.

In metalworking shops, Spider can scan an existing part, feed it into CAD, improve it or correct it, and make it anew on a CNC machine. Also, if you hav e CAD drawings of a part and want to know how well it got made, you can scan the new part and compare it to the CAD drawings to see the deviation.

Spider has higher accuracy, resolution and the ability to digitize the most complex, industrial parts.

"Artec has been very successful in selling the Eva scanner, our flagship product, said Artem Yukhin, President of Artec. It was originally designed for scanning the human body and other organic shapes for medicine, art and heritage preservation. It is also successfully used for industrial design and manufacturing where Eva is used to scan cars, boats, airplanes, etc. However, certain spheres of mass production and industrial design require higher-precision scanning of objects with sharp edges and intricate detail. We realized that we need to develop a scanner to fill that niche: the speed and ease-of-use of Eva, but with higher accuracy, resolution and the ability to digitize the most complex, industrial parts. That's how the Spider was born. You can easily digitize complex objects in minutes and import into a CAD system. I am confident that this technology will make life easier for millions of CAD users around the world."

Product features of the new lightweight handheld Artec Spider 3D scanner include:

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