Artec Group

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Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3D software and hardware, announced the launch of its latest professional-grade handheld 3D scanner, the Space Spider. The new high-resolution scanner is the first important upgrade of the Spider scanner, named best hardware at this year’s Solidworks World, since its launch in 2013. Space Spider was inspired by the space industry; it is equipped with an enhanced cooling system that allows it to operate at a constant temperature throughout the entire scanning process, guaranteeing maximum accuracy and a better user experience.

The Space Spider’s advanced cooling system keeps it from becoming overheated, a common problem for electronics in space stations, but also on Earth, especially in hot geographic areas, industrial laboratories, and other places with important variations in temperature. The heat buildup can cause a number of operating problems and safety concerns. However, Artec 3D’s Space Spider design resolves this problem, eliminating the need for human intervention to prevent overheating.

“Imagine the potential of using 3D scanning technology on the international space station paired with a 3D printer,” said Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “The Space Spider boasts an enhanced cooling system that allows the user to capture accurate 3D data more rapidly. This handheld scanner can endure some of the most difficult situations on Earth and has been engineered to perform in nearly zero-gravity environments when called upon.”

Using blue LED lights, the Space Spider can precisely scan a variety of objects of all sizes, even those with sharp edges, moving parts or textured surfaces, in high resolution. It captures objects with an accuracy of up to 50 microns and resolution of up to 100 microns, making it ideal for CAD as well as reverse engineering and additive manufacturing. The scanner is delivered ready to use and requires no recalibration.

Space Spider retails for $27,600 and will be sold alongside Artec 3D’s two other high-quality handheld scanners, the Artec Spider and Artec Eva.

For more information, visit: www.artec3d.com/hardware/artec-spider

Artec Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D software and hardware, announces the debut of its Shapify Booth in the USA. This first-of-its-kind booth creates a full scan of a person or object in just 12 seconds and automatically produces a detailed 3D model from this data, which is then used to 3D print a full color replica mini-me figurine called a "Shapie." Shapies are the perfect gift or keepsake, similar to a photograph.

Every Shapify Booth is equipped with four wide view, high-resolution Artec scanners, which rotate around the person to scan every angle. The high powered scan and precision printing is able to capture even the smallest details, down to the wrinkles on clothes. This process generates 700 captured surfaces, which are automatically stitched together using Artec's advanced algorithms to produce a printable file ready for 3D printing.

"The Shapify Booth will be the first experience many people have with 3D scanning and printing technology," said Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec Group. "As a kid you may have gotten into a photo booth with your friends and had a strip of pictures printed out to commemorate the occasion. Our goal is to have this generation do the same thing, but add another dimension and in the end have a 3D printed figurine to solidify the memory. In a short time, we've already seen people use the booth to capture their pregnancy, to create a figurine for their grandparents, to make wedding cake toppers, and more. The possibilities are endless."

The booths are ideal for large retail stores, amusement parks, airports and other locations with high foot traffic. The Shapify Booth is user-friendly and simple to operate for all ages. It can also be easily moved to different locations. Partners can use the booth to sell hundreds of figurines every month and attract new and returning customers.

The Artec booth will be on display and demoing its technology at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo (booth #207) on October 21-23 in Santa Clara, California. After the event, the booth will be in Artec's showroom in Palo Alto, California, where anyone can use it to create a Shapie of their own.

For more information, visit: www.shapify.me/partner/booth

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