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Artec Metrology Kit

The Artec Metrology Kit provides metrology-grade precision and high-end volumetric accuracy for photogrammetry inspection and reverse engineering

Professional Photogrammetry Solution

The Artec Metrology Kit is a professional photogrammetry solution with metrology-grade precision and high-end volumetric accuracy for inspection, reverse engineering, and other industrial measurement applications.

Using a high-accuracy optical coordinate measuring system makes inspection of objects like vehicles, aircraft components, ships, and wind turbines a reliable, straightforward process.

Artec metrology kit case

Artec Metrology Kit Benefits

A 3D optical coordinate measuring system for high-precision industrial applications – think deformation analysis, testing, inspection.

The Metrology Kit is flexible enough to integrate into your workflow, delivers perfect results both in your workshop and outdoors, and is compatible with major software like Control X and PolyWorks.

The Metrology Kit can operate as a standalone optical measurement solution, or as a referencing tool for even higher 3D scanning accuracy over distance. Using the Metrology Kit plugin, you get the entire 3D scanning + photogrammetry workflow right inside Artec Studio.

DAkkS-certified 6DoF optical measurement

Complete optical coordinate measuring system with accuracy of up to 10 microns. Camera resolution of up to 30.3 megapixels, a 28-mm wide-angle lens, measurement targets, adapters, and scale bars.

Use it anywhere

The whole Kit fits in a rugged, portable case, and with dynamic referencing, you can capture objects in motion – perfect on sites where it’s impractical to use traditional measuring machines and other 3D measurement tools.

Compatible with different software

The Artec Metrology Kit is compatible with industry-leading software solutions like Geomagic Control X, PolyWorks, and many more.

Artec Metrology Kit Applications & Features

Metrology inspection

Inspection

Using a high-accuracy optical coordinate measuring system makes inspection of objects like aircraft components, ships, and wind turbines a reliable, straightforward process.

  • High precision for full confidence: Get much more precise datasets and confidently perform inspection in use cases where requirements on repeatability are high.
  • Incorporate photogrammetry data into your own workflow: Use the Metrology Kit’s data in your own workflow to make comparisons with 3D meshes, CAD entities, and to make highly accurate measurements of distances.
  • Maintain precision in unstable environments: Accurate measurements fulfilling repeatability requirements can be taken during almost any production step – even where the part is in motion. On a hydraulic ramp, for example.
Artec deformation analysis

Deformation analysis

Use this optical measurement solution to analyze the deformation characteristics of materials under different environmental conditions and loads – processes where a short measuring time is crucial. The Metrology Kit is great for analyzing the geometrical changes of things like storage tanks, vehicle components, or design prototypes.

  • Short measuring time: Work comfortably in demanding testing environments such as climate chambers, where very short acquisition times are crucial, but reliable precision and highly accurate datasets are non-negotiable.
  • Convenient workflow: The Metrology Kit’s simple workflow is especially important given the large number of measurement points typical in deformation analysis and extreme working conditions like high temperatures and humidity.
  • Portable and flexible: The Metrology Kit’s portability ensures ease of use when working in tight spaces often characteristic of climate chambers.
Referencing 3D scanner

Referencing for 3D scanning

Combine the dense point cloud of a metrology 3D scanner with the high precision of the Kit’s optical measurements to expand the capabilities of small to medium-sized object scanners. You can have the best of both worlds obtaining high resolution on smaller elements within large objects while having them fully captured with minimal accumulated error and high volumetric accuracy.

  • Greater accuracy over distance: The Metrology Kit produces a point cloud with high volumetric accuracy that you can use as a reference to get great 3D scanning results over distance even when you’re not using a 3D scanner for metrology.
  • Simplified workflow: A complete, self-contained workflow from signalizing to reporting makes the measurement process seamless, and integrates the whole photogrammetry-complemented pipeline into one environment.
  • Increase the range of smaller scanners: Use scanners with a relatively small field of view to accurately capture much larger objects. This means you can capture small details while maintaining very high volumetric accuracy, up to 0.015 mm + 0.015 mm/m.
Scan stable conditions

Easy Data Capture

The Metrology Kit’s portability makes it easy to transport by helicopter. A short measuring time, easy workflow, and dynamic referencing make it the ideal solution for such high-accuracy applications in unstable conditions:

  • Automotive: A major car manufacturer in Germany used the Metrology Kit for quality control to analyze the positions of welding studs on every fourth chassis in a production line. The results were used to program the welding robot.
  • R&D: As part of tests and research for autonomous driving, major car manufacturers use the Metrology Kit to accurately determine the positions of sensors on a car body and correctly place them within the car’s coordinate system.
  • Aerospace: Organizations in astronomy, defense, and space in the UK, Germany, and Japan use the Metrology Kit for high-accuracy applications. Deformation analysis was done on the main and sub panel systems of this large satellite antenna tilted at various angles.

Example 3D Scans

Pick on the posts below to view example 3D scanned models captured with Artec 3D Scanners:

Decorative Plate 3D Model

Decorative Plate 3D Model

This decorative plate 3D model was captured with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time: 10 min Processing time: 30 min Scanner used: Artec Space Spider Even though this plate has a thin and narrow edge, which can be highly problematic for 3D scanners to effectively...

Hubcap 3D Model (HD)

Hubcap 3D Model (HD)

This automotive hubcap 3D model was captured in high definition (HD) with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time: 6 minutes HD reconstruction time: 12 minutes Processing time: 25 minutes Scanner used: Artec Eva This plastic cap 3D model of a car wheel has been recreated...

Lobster 3D Model (HD)

Lobster 3D Model (HD)

This lobster 3D model was captured in high definition (HD) with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time:  10 min HD reconstruction time: 11.5 minutes Processing time: 30 min Scanner used: Artec Eva Many an accomplished user of Artec Eva has gasped in delighted astonishment...

Skeleton 3D Model (HD)

Skeleton 3D Model (HD)

This skeleton 3D model was captured in high definition (HD) with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time:  20 min Processing time: 20 min Scanner used: Artec Eva This human skeleton 3D model was captured with an Artec Eva 3D scanner and the newly released HD Mode of Artec...

Beard Hair 3D Model (HD)

Beard Hair 3D Model (HD)

This beard hair 3D model was captured in high definition (HD) with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time: 1 minute HD reconstruction time: 2 minutes Processing time: 8 minutes Scanner used: Artec Leo In certain markets, quality hair is in high demand. If you’re making a...

Wooden Chair 3D Model (HD)

Wooden Chair 3D Model (HD)

This wooden chair 3D model was captured in high definition (HD) with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time: 5 minutes HD reconstruction time: 10 minutes Processing time: 20 minutes Scanner used: Artec Leo Scanning this folding wooden chair with an Artec Leo may not have...

Motorcycle Engine (HD)

Motorcycle Engine (HD)

This motorcycle engine 3D model was captured in high definition (HD) with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time: 12 minutes HD reconstruction time: 18 minutes Processing time: 40 minutes Scanner used: Artec Leo Dark, shiny, with lots of complex and small parts, this...

Leather Bag 3D Model

Leather Bag 3D Model

This leather bag 3D model was captured with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time: 15 min Number of scans: 450 hours Scanner used: Artec Space Spider For accurate and well-detailed geometry of this mid-size leather bag, we used Artec Space Spider, a scanner made for tiny...

Classic Side Table 3D Model

Classic Side Table 3D Model

This classic side table 3D model was captured with an Artec 3D Scanner. Scanning time:  5 min Processing time: 10 min Scanner used: Artec Eva A small bedside table that was quickly scanned by Artec Eva in three passes. The thin legs might have been a challenge if they...

Artec Metrology Kit Specifications

Two kits to choose from, Professional and Entry

AccuracyProfessionalEntry
Length measurement accuracy | MPE*0.015 mm + 0.015 mm × Length diagonal [m]0.025 mm + 0.025 mm × Length diagonal [m]
Point-based measurement accuracy0.002 mm + 0.005 mm/m (RMS)
0.003 mm + 0.007 mm/m (3 sigma)
0.004 mm + 0.006 mm/m (RMS)
0.005 mm + 0.009 mm/m (3 sigma)

*MPE (Maximum Permissible Error) of length measurement error, based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 1: defined as the maximum permissible deviation of a measured length, which is located between two measuring points, signalized with photogrammetric targets, in the entire measuring volume of the measuring object, regardless of the position and orientation.

 

Volumetric accuracy combined with 3D scannersProfessionalEntry
Artec Leo/Artec Eva0.115 mm + 0.015 mm/m0.125 mm + 0.025 mm/m
Artec Space Spider0.065 mm + 0.015 mm/m0.075 mm + 0.025 mm/m

 

CameraProfessionalEntry
Sensor unitCanon EOS RCanon EOS 6D
Lens28 mm AICON metric wide-angle lens28 mm AICON metric wide-angle lens
Camera resolution30.3 megapixels (6720 × 4480)20.2 megapixels (5472 × 3648)
Field of view (FoV)65 × 46°65 × 46°
IlluminationWhite-light flashWhite-light flash
SpeedUp to 8 images per secondUp to 4 images per second
ViewfinderDiopterDiopter
Wireless data transferOptionalNot supported
Power supplyLi-ion batteryLi-ion battery

 

PackagingProfessionalEntry
Dimensions215 × 120 × 140 mm245 × 110 × 150 mm
External dimensions of transportation box520 × 430 × 250 mm870 × 230 × 170 mm
Sensor weight1.7 kg / 3.7 lb1.4 kg / 3 lb
Weight of transportation box including systemApprox. 12 kg / 26.5 lbApprox. 7.7 kg / 17 lb
StorageRobust case with trolleyRobust case

 

Other specsProfessionalEntry
Recommended operating temperature+5 to +45°C+5 to +45°C
ConformityCE, RoHSCE, RoHS
Calibration and certificationDAkkS certificate for the complete measuring system including scale bars and sensor

DAkkS-calibrated scale bars: 1 × 1430 mm, 1 × 830 mm

VDI 2634 page 1 certified system

DAkkS certificate for the complete measuring system including scale bars and sensor

Factory-calibrated scale cross 800

Opt. VDI 2634 page 1 certified system

Industries

Artec 3D Scanners are used in a wide variety of industry applications

Reverse Engineering

  • Product design
  • Customization
  • 3D documentation

Industrial design and manufacturing

  • Reverse engineering
  • Quality control
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Aerospace

Medical and Life Sciences

  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Custom wheelchairs

Science and education

  • Research
  • Training
  • Online museums

Art and design

  • Heritage preservation
  • Architecture
  • CGI
  • Fashion
Using Artec Studio

Artec Studio Software

Smart 3D data processing has never been easier

Create professional 3D models with the most comprehensive software for 3D scanning and data processing on the market today.

Enjoy a wide range of innovative features, including the cutting-edge Autopilot mode that expertly guides you through the whole post-processing pipeline, automatically choosing the best algorithms for your data, so you can watch your high precision model being put together before your eyes.

You can also take full control of your results with the wide variety of advanced features available.

Photogrammetry 3D Scanning Process

Combine photogrammetry’s optical measurement with 3D scanning

Metrology preparation

Object preparation

Cover the object’s surfaces with targets, reference crosses, and scale bars. It is crucial that none of these move relative to the object for the entirety of the capture process.

Metrology capture

Capturing your photogrammetry images

Take a series of photos at different heights, going around the object with the camera until you’ve captured the object in its entirety. Capture each target at least 6 times, and the reference cross from four perpendicular angles.

Metrology reference cloud

Generating a reference target cloud

In Artec Studio, select the Artec Metrology Kit plugin from the file menu. Import the images you’ve just captured, run registration, and generate the reference target cloud. The target cloud will appear in the workspace. It is possible to generate multiple target clouds to choose from prior to scanning.

Metrology scanning

Scanning

Remove coded targets, reference crosses, and scale bars, leaving only the non-coded targets, and scan the object in its entirety. If you are using Artec Leo, transfer the OBC file, which contains the coordinates of the targets that will be used as references for scan data, onto the scanner before you start scanning.

Choose the version that suits your needs

The Artec Metrology Kit comes in two versions. The Entry version is designed for less demanding engineering use cases, while the Professional version provides higher accuracy and is designed to make photogrammetry in more challenging environments easier.

Artec Metrology Kit Components

Professional version

Package includes:

  • 30.3-megapixel digital camera
  • Point-based accuracy (RMS) up to 0.002 mm + 0.005 mm/m
  • Length measurement accuracy up to 0.015 mm + 0.015 mm/m
  • WiFi connectivity and remote-control options
  • Metrology Kit plugin for Artec Studio
  • Adjustable camera settings
  • Additional measurement targets: adaptors (for features like holes, edges, etc.) + separated reference cross and scale bar (for larger and more complex parts)

Entry version

Package includes:

  • 20-megapixel digital camera
  • Point-based accuracy (RMS) up to 0.004 mm + 0.005 mm/m
  • Length measurement accuracy up to 0.025 mm + 0.025 mm/m
  • Metrology Kit plugin for Artec Studio
  • Adjustable camera settings
  • Basic range of measurement accessories: targets and scale bars

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