LEO 3D Scanner Packs Brains & Brawn

Jan. 23, 2017
Artec's 3D scanner boasts a wide FoV, a built-in CPU, and a touchscreen for easy, reliable, and fast 3D scanning.

2018 NED Innovation Award Winner

Leo is everything you’d want in a 3D scanner, from a wide FoV to a built-in CPU and touchscreen. The 60 fps makes the 4-lb. (2 kg) ergonomic device one of the fastest scanners and also provides reliable tracking. The training time to use the device is also speedy, enabling companies to use internal employees, and not outside specialists, to provide scanning needs.


The 5.5-in. (140 mm) touchscreen on the back eliminates the need for a separate monitor to see what has been scanned. In this way, the Leo works more like a digital camera than a traditional scanner.


The brains—an NVIDIA Tegra mobile platform, which includes embedded FPGA, quad-core CPU, and 1-teraflop GPU processors—are also included, making Leo the first scanner to allow automatic 3D processing onboard. Markers are also not required on the object to be scanned, as advanced hybrid geometry and texture tracking are used to make scanning easier than ever.


A wide FoV allows for large objects, such as an airplane wing, to be captured, and the impending Artec Studio 12, an updated version of Studio 11, modeling software will enable users to adopt 3D scanning even quicker and easier.

 Working Distance 1 to 4 ft (0.35 to 1.2 m) Volume Capture Zone 10,550 in3 (173,000 cm3) Angular Field of View 39 x 23-deg. Video Frame rate 60 fps Texture Resolution 2.3 mp Data Acquisition Speed 4 million points/s Exposure Time 0.0001 to 0.0002 s Position Sensors Built-in DoF inertial system Internal Hard Drive 256 GB SSD Weight 4 lb. (2 kg) Dimensions 9 x 6 x 9 in. (227 x 163 x 228 mm)