Fully-Automated, Industrial Desktop 3D Scanner

May 8, 2019
Artec 3D's ultra-high precision scanner offers quality control of small objects, reverse engineering design, and more.

Artec Micro, an automated, metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner, is equipped with cutting-edge twin cameras and is the company’s most accurate 3D scanner to-date. Complete with blue LED lights that are synchronized with the scanner’s dual-axis rotation system, Artec Micro creates the perfect digital copy using minimal frames. With a single click, this fully-automated, industrial scanner springs to life to create a high-resolution color 3D scan that boasts an incredible point accuracy of up to 10 microns (0.4 thou), a tenth the size of a single grain of table salt.


Artec Micro offers a sleek, compact design. Users of all skill levels can learn to operate the technology in minutes, and initiating a scan takes only a few easy steps. Intuitive and easy-to-use, it requires minimal training, allowing almost anyone to place an object on the scanning plate and begin scanning immediately. After an object is placed on the circular scanning platform, the operator simply chooses from a variety of smart scanning paths and clicks to begin. The scanning process can be viewed in real-time within Artec Studio.


The scan data is processed in Artec Studio, following the same workflow as Artec’s handheld scanners. Afterward, the final model can be seamlessly exported to popular CAD/CAM software, including SOLIDWORKS, Control X, PolyWorks Inspector, and Design X.


With its high accuracy, the scanner is a great tool for geometric and tolerance testing for quality inspection applications. Artec Micro can also be used for precision mechanics and reverse engineering applications. Whether the intent is to fit legacy parts together or recreate an existing object, this desktop scanner can accelerate the design, prototype, and production cycle by weeks.


The ability to quickly and easily scan is also especially useful for non-engineering applications, where the end-user might not be an expert in handling professional-grade equipment. The versatility of Artec Micro can benefit an unlimited number of industries, including jewelry design, cultural heritage preservation, and dentistry, to name a few.

3D accuracy

Up to 10 microns (0.01 mm)

3D resolution

Up to 0.029 mm

Full color scanning


Object size

90 × 60 × 60 mm

Target-free scanning


Output formats

All popular formats, including STL, OBJ, BTX

Light source

Blue LED