News from Artec 3D indicates the 3D scanner manufacturer is expanding.
The company is based in Luxembourg and is one of the most well-known manufacturers of 3D scanners.
Currently their product line includes a variety of devices to handle different scanning situations, including more than half a dozen different models and associated software.
They have solutions for scanning small objects, large building-sized objects and most everything in-between. We were privileged to perform a hands on test of their powerful Artec Leo handheld 3D scanner a couple of years ago.
The news is that they’ve opened a brand new fabrication facility in which they will be able to produce more of their highly precise devices.
The new facility includes a 300sm (3300sf) “clean zone”. Artec 3D explains:
“The facility includes a 300m² clean zone that boasts an ISO7 cleanliness classification and customized temperature, pressure, and humidity control. The cleanroom is also equipped with unbeatable data intelligence software that provides real time insight into the status of the cleanroom at any time. Characterized by decentralized air systems guaranteeing a 99.9% uptime, this technology is unique to Luxembourg and ensures the highest standard of production as well as the highest levels of safety and precision.”
Artec 3D CEO Artyom Yukhin said:
“We’re very proud to open the most sophisticated fab in Luxembourg, and one of the best in Europe to produce highly capable electronics working with very small components and very high frequencies. Our PCB (electronics) assembly line is fully automatic, and consists of the latest and best production and quality inspection machines from Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, and the USA.
This new state-of-the-art facility marks the start of a new chapter for Artec and our increased ability to deliver new products as we go forward. Our thanks go to Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Luxembourg Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot for opening our new facility and celebrating this significant milestone with us.”
This is good news for Artec 3D, of course, and also for the 3D printing industry. The company should be able to produce more 3D scanners with the expansion, and they can be used to help reverse engineer more parts for 3D printing.
Not mentioned by Artec 3D is the possibility that the advanced state of this fabrication facility could, in the future, permit the manufacturing of even more powerful and precise 3D scanners. I suspect the machine designers at Artec 3D are already plotting their future devices.
Via Artec 3D