Artec Metrology Kit

3D optical coordinate measuring system
for high-precision industrial applications

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

What is the Artec Metrology Kit?

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 Features and Applications

A powerful metrology-grade measurement solution

Metrology 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.
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.
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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.
Artec Metrology Kit

Easy for unstable conditions

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.

Artec Metrology Kit Specifications

Two kits to choose from, Professional and Entry

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


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
Wireless data transferOptionalNot supported
Power supplyLi-ion batteryLi-ion battery


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


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

Reverse Engineering

Industrial design and manufacturing

Medical and Life Sciences

Science and education

Art and design

  • Product design
  • Customization
  • 3D documentation
  • Reverse engineering
  • Quality control
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Aerospace
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Custom wheelchairs
  • Research
  • Training
  • Online museums
  • Heritage preservation
  • Architecture
  • CGI
  • Fashion


Revolutionary 3D scanning and data processing software

Artec Studio Box

Creating 3D scanning masterpieces requires smart and powerful software to capture, process, analyze and edit data. Now anyone can achieve professional results with the most comprehensive and straightforward 3D scanning software on the market today.

  • User-friendly and intuitive interface for smooth, expertly guided 3D scanning
  • Quick and easy start-up process. No special positioning requirements, just point and shoot
  • Artec Studio software is compatible with tablets as well as 3D sensors, and together with the battery pack for the 3D scanner, you can easily create professional scans anytime and anywhere
  • Get high quality scans every time with a smart tracking system that ensures correct movement of the scanner and object capture
  • Stop or pause scanning and continue exactly from where you left off, with the smart
    auto-continue feature
  • Achieve equally great results using both manual and Autopilot modes

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


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

Interested in an Artec Metrology Kit?

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