Top 3 Handheld 3D Scanners From Artec 3D | Central Scanning

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Summary. The best handheld 3D scanners from Artec, including the Space Spider, Eva, and Leo, offer unmatched precision for diverse applications. Central Scanning, a trusted Artec partner since 2009, showcases these devices’ prowess, with rental options ensuring the right fit for every client.


With our rental services our range of Artec handheld 3D scanners brings convenience and advanced technology to a whole new level. But, which one is the right choice for you? In today’s article, we’re going to take a closer look at our three best handheld 3D scanners from Artec. By understanding their specifications and features, you’ll have a better idea of which suits your needs.

Combining modern technology with ease of use, Central Scanning has worked in partnership with Artec 3D since 2009, delivering our customers with the finest 3D scanning systems on the market. Many industries rely on these technologies due to their portability and high measurements accuracy.

Our Top Three Scanners from Artec 3D

See below for a closer insight into Artec’s three unrivalled handheld 3D scanners.

1. Artec Space Spider

The Artec Space Spider is our first of the best handheld 3d scanners. It is ideal for smaller objects such as circuit boards, machinery parts, fasteners, bones and bolts. This impeccable handheld machine is even compatible with articles of 5mm and upwards that possess complex geometries.

Designed to work on the International Space Station, Artec ensured this handheld scanner contains only the finest electronics to suit a range of needs. This scanner is so meticulously designed that it can capture objects with an accuracy of up to 0.05mm and 0.1mm resolution. Because of this, its accuracy cannot be matched. Even the smallest details can be captured by the Space Spider.

2. Artec Eva

Secondly, the Artec Eva deserves a place among the best handheld 3D scanners to exist. The Eva model is perfect for components starting from 10cm, such as castings, alloy wheels, furniture, statues, gearboxes, construction equipment – even US presidents! Similarly to the Space Spider, Eva uses structured-light technology to capture 3D data.

Eva also maintains excellence in the accuracy of up to 0.1mm, 16 fps and a significant resolution of 1.3 Mpx. To set this model apart from the others, the capture zone for Artec’s Eva is 61,000 cm³, which is a whopping 30X greater than the Space Spider. Therefore, bigger objects can be captured with fantastic clear and sharp detail.

If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly variation of the Eva, the Artec Eva Lite offers impressive results at a more affordable price point to get you started. Similar spec to the Eva but without the ability to capture colour and texture and utilise texture alignment.

3. Artec Leo

Last but not least, the Artec Leo is one of our flagship handheld 3D scanners, that achieves precision on medium to large objects. From as small as 10cm, the Leo is compatible with components such as room interiors, ship propellers, vehicle interiors and small boats. The Artec Leo, thrives on complexity and ease of use being wireless and having its own in-built display.

Results are colourful, quick and immaculate in presentation. As the world’s first fully mobile handheld scanner with automatic processing and an advanced touchscreen, the Artec Leo is both intuitive and effortless to use. Putting it into perspective, the capture zone reaches 160,000 cm³, an outstanding 3X bigger than Eva’s range. Even the biggest of objects can be scanned at an accuracy of up to 0.1mm.

The Very Best From Central Scanning

At Central Scanning, we pride ourselves on being a leading authorised reseller of Artec 3D. With our wide range of 3D scanners available, combined with our expertise, we can direct customers to the right scanning technology to meet their requirements. Furthermore, if you are hesitant to buy a scanner straight away, you can trial your chosen scanner through our 3D scanning rental services. Additionally, as an added bonus, we offer a 50% return of the rental cost against the sale purchase*.

Get in touch with us today at 01527 558 282 for more information.

*This offer ends three months after the rental period has ended.