Artec 3D scanning applications in science and education

Research
Training
Online museums
Forensics

3D scanning is common practice in scientific research, heritage preservation, online museums and more. With multiple 3D scanning applications in both science and education, 3D technology has made it possible to interact with objects by creating a precise digital copy, allowing for more versatility and collaborative work like never before. Online museums created with 3D scanning technology provide heritage preservation for future generations to come, as well as bring down geographical boundaries, making culture more accessible to all. 3D scanning in research is a fast, accurate method for comparing shapes and 3D measurements, while also being very effective for recreating scenes in VR for immersive training.

Explore our science and education case studies for more information

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Plimsoll Productions

UK

Though 3D technology is usually perceived as a futuristic concept, a recent project it was involved in proved that it could also take us back in time. Over 10 000 years back in time to be exact.

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University of Bonn

Germany

Viticulture, a science that the Athenian historian Thucydides claimed to have had a civilizing effect, may not be the most expected field of study to apply Artec 3D solutions to. Yet grape cultivation stands to gain enormously from using them, as a group of researchers has shown recently in their article.

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Montpellier Medical University

France

3D and VR technologies alike are growing ever more popular throughout industries all over the world and are becoming especially common in the healthcare field due to their precision, ease of use and versatility.

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

USA

A 1:1 scale 3D printed replica of Colorado’s State Symbol, the Kessler Stegosaurus, has been created for a local museum with the help of Artec Spider 3D scanner.

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The Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation

United Kingdom

The Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation is a partnership between Historic Environment Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art, set up to deliver innovative digital heritage projects.

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State Darwin Museum

Russia

The Department of Multimedia Technologies of the State Darwin Museum is digitizing its collection using 3D scanner Artec Eva. The 3D models created are to be used in the development of interactive, educational presentations in exhibitions.

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Phoenix Herpetological Society

USA

After an alligator had his tail bitten off, some caring specialists decided to do something about it – to create him a new tail, using the latest advances in 3D scanning and printing.

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Germany

A small team of maritime archaeologists in Germany was in a race against time to clean, scan, annotate, and photograph 228 timbers from an ancient shipwreck before winter set in.

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Swansea University’s Lab for Animal Movement

The UK

Swansea University uses Artec’s 3D scanning technology to create customized tags for marine animals to continuously monitor their behavior for marine biology research.

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NASA

United States

With Artec Eva and Space Spider 3D scanners, engineers at NASA’s Hybrid Reality Lab are able to scan tools and other assets that are used in space and create 3D printed trackable versions that can be used to enhance training.

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Face Lab

United Kingdom

Liverpool-based Face Lab uses Artec 3D scanning technology for forensic and archaeological research, installation art, and a new post-graduate program MA Art in Science.

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Volume Graphics

United States

A two-millennia-old mummy had been CT scanned. But researchers also wanted a highly-detailed color scan of the mummy's exterior that wouldn't require the use of any stickers or markers when scanning.

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4Visualization

the Netherlands

Valentin Vanhecke of the Dutch company 4Visualization has scanned the astonishingly well preserved skeleton of a giant dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago. The newly mounted skeleton is now on display at a local museum.

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Turkana Basin Institute

Kenya

Up until recently, the process of digitally capturing and cataloging archeological objects has been a slow and quite often inaccurate method

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University of Dundee

United Kingdom

A recent addition to the forensic reconstruction toolkit at the University of Dundee, Artec’s Eva and Space Spider 3D scanners help scientists advance their research.

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University of Toronto

Canada

Researchers find that Artec Eva 3D scanner works smoother and faster than photography at a crime scene, providing critically important spatial data.

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St. Cloud State University Visualization Lab

United States

The St. Cloud University Visualization Lab (VizLab) decided to create an interactive virtual museum of skulls from the specimens at the university’s museum. 3D scanning was needed, but with one rule: no stickers or markers.

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Google

United States

Google Art Project boasts tens of thousands of digitized pieces of artwork from across the world.

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University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

Archaeologists were called in and needed to find a way to digitally capture these bones without disturbing them or their surroundings in any way.

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Mid-Pacific Institute

United States

How to liven up history class and get students more engaged? Hawaiian teachers use Artec 3D scanners.

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Police for the city of Zhoukou

China

It’s a common problem at crime scenes where multiple footprints are found in confusing patterns and in difficult to see places. A suspect’s footprints can often be overlooked or misidentified unless clearly confirmed and traced.

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Threeding.com

Bulgaria

Threeding.com wanted to shine a spotlight on a wide variety of endangered birds via 3D scanning them, then making 3D models available for printing and viewing worldwide.

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3DZ

Italy

Blind and visually impaired people are often not allowed to touch the exhibits in museums, due to the fragile nature of the artifacts and objects.

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Turkana Basin Institute

Kenya

Team Artec takes to Lake Turkana, Kenya to work alongside world-famous paleontologists 3D digitizing fossilized remains of prehistoric animals and hominids.

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Qubic

Australia

A massive and extremely rare basking shark was caught in a fisherman’s nets off the coast of Australia.

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NPP Zvezda

Russian Federation

Recently, Artec employees visited NPP Zvezda, a unique enterprise in Russia, which produces individual life-support systems for pilots and astronauts.

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The Discovery Programme and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Ireland

Ogham stones are among Ireland's most remarkable national treasures. These perpendicular-cut stones bear inscriptions in the unique Irish Ogham alphabet, using a system of notches and horizontal or diagonal lines/scores to represent the sounds of an early form of the Irish language.

Artec MHT™ -> Artec Eva™
Institute of Archeology, Russian Academy of Science

Russian Federation

For the 200th anniversary of the battle of Borodino, the Russian Academy of Sciences chose Artec 3D scanners to accurately document the remains of soldiers and battle horses.