Thanks to metrology-grade precision and 2-micron repeatability, Artec 3D's new 3D scanner is twice as accurate as its predecessor, and can capture a wider range of sizes: from tiny objects to those that fit in your hand.
Artec 3D, the global specialist in 3D scanning technology, has announced the launch of its new Micro II 3D scanner. This high-precision, professional desktop scanner, designed for scanning tiny or small objects, is ideal for use in many industries and applications where a rigorous level of accuracy is essential: reverse engineering of small parts, quality inspection, forensics, jewelry and dentistry.
Ultra-high precision for XS to S objects
Twice as accurate as its predecessor, Micro II offers 5-micron precision for the tight tolerances required in quality inspection processes. Its repeatability has also been demonstrated: scanning the same object will produce the same results, with a difference of less than 2 microns each time. This ISO-certified (ISO12836) desktop scanner is a new high-tech addition to Artec's 3D scanner range.
"With the new Micro II, we've doubled accuracy and can scan a wider range of objects, all with the same automated, one-click workflow, says Art Yukhin, CEO of Artec 3D. We will continue to perfect the algorithms, as we do for all our scanners. With the next version of Artec Studio, for example, we plan to add HD mode to Micro II's feature list."
In addition to its high precision, Micro II has a wider field of view, enabling users to capture an 18.5 times larger volume and a much wider range of objects, up to 20 × 20 × 15 cm.
Automated and optimized with Artec Studio
Micro II is fully automated and requires very little effort on the part of its users: a simple click. Powered by algorithms in the Artec Studio software, the scanner initiates an optimal scanning trajectory, ensuring that all angles are captured. Thanks to four 13 MP cameras, which probe deep into holes and cracks, data is captured on three axes at a speed of 1 million calculations/second.
"Thanks to Artec Studio's superior visualization algorithms, the scanner automatically positions itself on the object to follow the ideal scan path. In this way, the object is captured from all sides, in the shortest possible time, explains Gleb Gusev, Technical Director. Micro II is the ideal device for those looking for a one-click 3D scanning solution."
The latest version of Artec 3D's professional software, Artec Studio 18, takes Micro II scanning to the next level. This makes it easy to inspect quickly and easily or reverse-engineer directly within the software, or go one step further with Artec Studio's scan-to-CAD workflow: export to Solidworks or other CAD software.
As with all Artec scanners, it is also possible to combine data from any other Artec scanner in Artec Studio to obtain a complete image of an object or scene, without losing detail or accuracy. Scans can also be combined with high-resolution photos to obtain extremely realistic color models.