Arts & Heritage
ARTS & HERITAGE – 3D MEASUREMENT APPLICATIONS
Our cultural heritage is rare and priceless and it is crucial that we take responsibility for conserving it for future generations. While some artwork and cultural masterpieces are preserved in museums, previously unknown works are frequently discovered. These important pieces help us to understand history and make scientific progress.
Whether it is simply to archive the pieces digitally or to help repair damaged parts, 3D scanners can assist in preserving the integrity of artwork throughout the years.
To create physical copies of a work of art.
Works of art are delicate and have high or even incalculable value. For this reason they must be stored and preserved in museums.
People like to view works of art in the locations where they were originally built or where they were supposed to be located. As it’s often not possible to place the original piece in its intended location, a replica is needed.
Using a SIDIO scanner combined with NUB3D’s exclusive MML technology, it’s possible to fully scan the part without the need for annoying and harmful markers that could damage the piece. No contact with the workpiece is necessary and the work of art is fully scanned using simple white light.
A STL mesh is generated that can be used to print a replica at whatever size and in any material chosen.
Silicon molds that have been damaging original workpieces for years are no longer needed. Replicas can be made without manipulation and without any contact with the piece, making this the best solution for arts and heritage preservation.
Scanned data can also act as a backup or record of what the workpiece was like at that very moment.
To carry out scientific analysis without damaging fossils.
Analyzing fossils, historical elements and masterpieces can reveal secrets and explain the events that occurred long ago.
Doing physical tests can easily damage and break fragile parts, thus reducing to zero any chance for discovery. Therefore, it is important to be able to carry out investigations without damaging the integrity of the parts.
3D digital data is a new method for acquiring information about unique objects. The data serves to preserve information and to perform analysis without the need to physically touch the workpiece, meaning that you can make measurements and comparisons of sections, deformation, hypothetical reconstructions and much more.
3D scanning systems allow you to digitize the piece directly at the excavation site and acquire data at any moment during the excavation. The results can be referenced with the site’s coordinate system. By compiling all this information, you can produce color height maps, extract level contours and generate virtual models for selection and measurement.
Digitizing a fossil gives us all of its geometrical details. Once the results are obtained, there is no longer a need to manipulate the fossil to measure it or to carry out simulations. All of these tasks can be carried out more quickly and without risking damage to the piece by using the digital information you have generated. Parts can be placed in their original position in stratum and kept safe.
By complementing scanning with rapid prototyping techniques, you will be able to produce replicas without having to use invasive methods.