Two of the biggest companies in 3D scanning and printing are coming together to offer a combination package that many commercial clients should find enticing. Both Artec 3D and 3D Systems are companies famous for offering the best in technology, and for letting their products and often enormous, complex projects themselves show the world the stunning range of 3D models that can be conceptualized and created–and often only with their wares.
Now, Artec has announced that through spring of 2016 they will be teaming up with 3DS to offer a comprehensive suite that offers the latest in engineering hardware and leading design/inspection software from 3D Systems. From 3D scan to CAD, the two dynamic companies will be offering a solution that allows clients to make the most of Artec’s amazing scanning technology.
Users can choose from Artec’s Eva 3D scanner, which is similar to a video camera capturing frames in 3D, or the Space Spider, which has just been released and is a highly evolved, handheld scanner that was originally developed by Artec for use in space. What’s key is that for this package the scanners are accompanied by the 3D Systems’ Geomagic Design X platform, as well as a one-year subscription to Artec Studio 10.
These packages should be attractive to those embarking on projects requiring professional grade handheld scanners, with both the Eva and the Space Spider 3D scanners offering various features that will allow for the capturing of objects in high resolution and robust color. Artec states that both scanners are a good choice for 3D scanning objects that have sharp edges or small parts and are more complex in terms of scanning.
The following bundles are now available for purchase:
- Artec Eva 3D scanner, Geomagic Design X software and one year of Artec Studio Professional for $35,990 USD | 29,900 EUR
- Artec Space Spider 3D scanner, Geomagic Design X software and one year of Artec Studio Professional for $43,350 USD | 36,900 EUR
- Artec Eva and Space Spider, Geomagic Design X software and one year of Artec Studio Professional for $55,290 USD | 45,900 EUR
“No 3D scanner, no matter how proficient, can stand alone,” said Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “It requires the support of software solutions that are equally as adept to turn captured data and cloud points into a desired object, recreated or newly invented, that can one day be held in your hand. We’re excited to work with 3D Systems in this endeavor by offering designers and engineers the complete package of solutions necessary to further their work and the industry as a whole.”
Artec’s Studio 10 software still figures predominantly into the picture with these packages, as it is the interface that processes the data scanned by users, and then works to create the ‘watertight 3D model.’ It also works together with the Geomagic Design X platform next, as the 3D file is exported there to allow for the creation of a ‘feature-based, editable solid model’ that will be compatible with MCAD platforms.
“Geomagic Design X leads the industry in enabling 3D scan-to-CAD solutions,” said Calvin Hur, VP, co-COO and Chief Revenue Officer, Software, 3D Systems. “The 2016 version of our software, when paired with Artec’s high quality scanners, delivers unparalleled performance and streamlined creation of accurate CAD data from real world objects.”
We follow both companies often, as they are dynamic industry leaders leading the way through 3D scanning and printing. Artec has been in our news with in-house product suite offerings, their Shapify booths at events, and many different exciting projects overseas regarding Threeding and their endeavors to save and highlight ancient artifacts through 3D scanning and offering of files for 3D printing. With headquarters in Luxembourg, as well as other offices in Palo Alto and Moscow, Artec develops and makes 3D solutions and products for industries such as engineering, historic preservation, security, entertainment, fashion, and more.
3D Systems has been on our radar as always, as well, lately with new partnerships in 3D metal printing, amazing high fashion projects, and an upcoming webinar on 3D printing and prosthetics. With main headquarters in Rock Hill, SC and offices all over the world from Europe to Asia Pacific, and many in between, 3DS is well known for the most advanced and innovative designs and solutions in 3D printing hardware, materials, and parts.
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