Under a recent distribution agreement, Artec Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D software and hardware, announces that Ottobock will resell its 3D scanners for prosthesis manufacturing. A news release from both companies note that the first Artec 3D scanners have been delivered to Ottobock and staff have also received applications and sales training by Artec specialists.

The release notes that Artec manufactures 3D scanners engineered to analyze real-world objects and gather data on shapes, which is then used to created a 3D physical replica. Ottobock is reselling both Artec’s Eva and Spider 3D scanners.

The Artec Eva scanner is designed to provide fast, accurate scanning in color and requires no markers and no calibration. The Artec Spider, the release notes, is a new 3D scanner, specifically built for CAD users. It can accommodate reverse engineering, product design, quality control, and mass production.

In the release, Hans Dietl, PhD, CFO, Ottobock, calls 3D technology “the future of orthopedic prosthesis,” as 3D scanning “shortens the production time and improves the quality of the final product. We consider the Artec 3D Scanner to be the ideal solution for our products and services.”

Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO, Artec Group, adds that Artec is pleased in the confidence Ottobock has placed in it.

“Our 3D scanners are multifunctional—whether used in medical, historic monument conservation, industrial applications, etc. The partnership is confirmation of our commitment to ensuring quality of our 3D scanners. A reliable partner like Ottobock enables Artec to better align our scanners to meet the needs of professional users,” Yukhin says.

[Source(s): Artec Group, Ottobock]