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Exact Metrology Announces the Next Generation of Artec Micro

Ultra-high precision, desktop 3D scanner delivers industrial-quality scans in just one click

Published: Monday, May 2, 2022 - 11:00

(Exact Metrology: Cincinnati) -- Exact Metrology, a division of In-Place Machining Co. and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, now offers the newest version of its Artec Micro scanner. This model distinguishes itself through its professional, ultra-high precision desktop 3D scanner, designed to deliver industrial-quality scans in just one click.

With a two-year warranty, the Artec Micro features up to 10 microns’ accuracy and is perfect for quality testing and reverse engineering. It produces metrology-grade scans suitable for quality control, while removing the need for targets on the scanned object.

Artec Micro

Artec Micro’s advanced twin color cameras and blue LED lights are synchronized with the scanner’s dual-axis rotation system to create a digital copy of your object with a minimum of frames captured. In addition, the Smart Scanning mode captures every surface of the object in the least amount of time, using an ideal number of frames. A minimum amount of training is required with Micro because the scanner is user-friendly and ready to set up quickly. The scanner integrates with Artec Studio for real-time digital capture.

Delivering highly accurate scans, not only can Micro “see” well below the human visibility threshold of 40 microns, but its 3D measurements are also among the best in today’s scanners, making it a perfect choice for inspection and much more. Reverse engineering is completed with Artec Micro’s precise 3D measurement to digitally fit together legacy parts with those that customers create, capturing even the smallest details that most scanners miss.

In minutes, Artec Micro transforms intricate items into CAD/CAM data for design, modification, 3D printing,and casting. This saves hours of time in designing and producting complex pieces. The scanner also creates highly detailed 3D models.

Artec Micro digitalization

About In-Place Machining Co.

In-Place Machining Co., with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision, engineered onsite machining, metrology, and large-scale cutting and drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.

About Exact Metrology

Exact Metrology, a Division of In-Place Machining Co. with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development, and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. Exact Metrology is ISO9001 and AS9100 certified as well as ITAR registered.

About Artec 3D 

Artec 3D is an international company, headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in the United States (Santa Clara, California), China (Shanghai), and Russia (Moscow). Artec 3D develops and produces innovative 3D solutions and products. Artec has a team of professional experts to collect and process 3D surfaces as well as biometric facial recognition. Artec 3D’s products and services can be used in many industries, such as in engineering, medicine, media and design, entertainment, fashion, historic preservation, security technology, and many more.

To see the unboxing of the Artec Micro, click here.


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