The Artec Space Spider's Contribution to History and Heritage

Published by CMMXYZ on November 25, 2019

Here at CMMXYZ, we are very proud to carry the Artec Space Spider 3D scanner.  

From dinosaur bones to historical artifacts the Artec Space Spider has the ability to capture and preserve the past. With a start up time of only 3 minutes, the Space Spider is time efficient scanning at 7.5 frames per second. This 3D scanner is able to process up to 1 million points per second, with no need for targets stickers. While weighing only 2 pounds, the Space Spider has superior accuracy of up to 0.05mm making it extremely precise and ideal for small items. Find out more about the Artec Space Spider at

A collection of 16 precious artifacts called the Morgantina Treasure was discovered, these unique pieces belong to the beautiful Sicilian culture. These pieces date back to the 3rd century B.C. and are theorized to have belonged to the site of the ancient settlement of Morgantina between 1978 - 1981. Currently these pieces are being displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Aidone. In an conjoined effort to preserve these priceless treasures the Aidone Museum,  Polytechnic School of the University of Palermo, and the Regional Ministry of Culture and Sicilian Identity decided to create 3D scans of these findings.  

Morgantina Treasure

When creating a digital repository of these treasures, it was important the device used was able to capture the highly detailed embroideries and surfaces made from reflective or shiny material. The Artec Space Spider is the perfect device, it is highly detailed as well as does not in any way interfere with the delicate artifacts. Its 2 pounds (0.85kg) frame allows for maximum portability, making it easy to travel with. This scanner makes the process of scanning multiple detailed items, less time consuming with its speedy start up time and processing and scanning power and speed. 

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