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Artec 3D scanning applications in science and education

Whether in the classroom, museum, or out in the field, Artec 3D scanners and 3D scanning software are used by science and education professionals all over the world used to discover, preserve, and explore historical artifacts, reconstruct crime scenes, study extinct animal species or entire civilizations, and more. Learn how portable 3D scanning solutions are used to collect extremely accurate and high-quality 3D scan data in these industries.

Artec 3D scanning applications in science and education
Using Artec Space Spider to discover the true evolutionary path of the extinct thylacine

When two researchers set out on an ambitious project focused on the now-extinct thylacine, to accurately perform their analyses, they needed an easy and non-destructive way to digitally capture in submillimeter 3D the crania of hundreds of animals from dozens of different species.

Science and education

3D scanning for traffic accident reconstruction: How Origin Forensics uses Artec Leo

Every time forensic accident reconstruction expert Jarrod Carter, Ph.D., steps up to a twisted wreck, he sees a book of stories waiting to be told.

Science and education

Using Artec 3D scanners to save all that could be saved from the world’s oldest civilization: Mesopotamia

Over decades, the Iraqi people have faced bombing, war, and destruction – and the heritage that makes up the cradle of civilization has greatly suffered, too. The challenge here was to scan these lands as part of a film made by filmmaker Ivan Erhel.

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Artec Eva helps unveil the cultural heritage of the Muisca civilization

An archaeologist needed a faster and more precise way to digitally document an important site where the ancient Colombian Muisca civilization was being explored.

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Digitizing the oldest colonial boat in Australia unearthed in future Sydney Metro station

If you hear about something unexpected surfacing in Australia, no one would blame you for first thinking about some kind of wily mammal making its way into town, or an alarmingly large spider that you’d be better off leaving alone. In this case, the surprise came in the form of a boat.

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Oldest known T. rex and Artec 3D meet again for a Japanese museum installation

See how researchers of Naturalis Biodiversity Center used Artec Space Spider to create a 3D replica of the oldest known Tyrannosaurus Rex for Japanese Dinosaur Museum in Nagasaki.

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Maximizing crop yields with high-throughput phenotyping using Artec Space Spider

A researcher focused on high-throughput phenotyping of perennial ryegrass needed a way to non-destructively measure 160 individual plants in the field 6-8 times over the duration of his project, to help identify specific plants with the most desirable traits for plant breeders and farmers.

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DNH 155: How Artec Space Spider helped reconstruct a 2-million-year-old skull

Archaeologists working in South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind” utilized a handheld 3D scanner during excavation & manual reconstruction to help safely piece back together an extremely rare hominid cranium from hundreds of unearthed fragments.

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How the University of Dundee uses Artec 3D scanners in their Medical Art program and beyond

University medical art students need accurate 3D models as a foundation for their work as medical illustrators. The University of Dundee teaches them how to use Artec Eva and Space Spider for creating 3D models.

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Artec 3D scanners go over the Andes to shine new light on the history of ancient Peru

An archaeologist needed a way to digitally preserve ancient Peruvian artifacts and petroglyphs in damp, humid conditions, far more reliably and quickly than traditional photogrammetry.

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Using Artec 3D scanners to discover the true size of the now-extinct thylacine

With the high-resolution 3D scans of hundreds of thylacine specimens, the research team veraciously measured each specimen, and then used the 3D scans of full thylacine skeletons to digitally sculpt a lifelike 3D model of a thylacine for digital weighing.

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Artec Micro & Space Spider help create the world’s first Virtual Reality Human Osteology course

A renowned forensic anthropologist turned to 3D scanning when he needed to capture hundreds of bones and transform them into anatomically-precise 3D models for a groundbreaking VR course.

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Prehistory meets high tech as Artec Leo comes face-to-face with a dinosaur skull

With a full 3D model of the dinosaur skull, visitors and students are able to view the CU Museum of Natural History’s most popular exhibit despite coronavirus closure.

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Artec Eva helps preserve ancient Maya cultural heritage for the British Museum Google Maya Project

The British Museum needed a faster, more flexible method than traditional photogrammetry to digitally capture more than 400 ancient Maya casts for the Google Maya Project, and so they chose Artec Eva, a high-resolution color 3D scanner.

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Artec Micro captures a squirrel skull in submillimeter 3D color in minutes

An Artec Ambassador specializing in metrology solutions scanned a squirrel skull with Artec Micro to test the automated desktop scanner’s abilities.

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3D scanning at La Brea Tar Pits with Artec Space Spider

The world's most productive ongoing source of Ice Age fossils needed to digitally capture bones from dire wolves, sabre-toothed cats, ground sloths, mammoths, and more, quickly and easily.

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Illuminating the field of forensic anthropology with Artec 3D scanners

A leading forensic anthropologist needed a way to 3D scan bones, skeletons, and entire death scenes quickly, with a minimum of post-processing work.

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3D Scanning with Artec Eva for state-of-the-art marine animal tracking

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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Artec Eva reveals the secrets of 829-year-old post-Viking-era shipwreck

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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Digging for the truth about the Kensington Runestone with Artec Eva and Space Spider

Two archaeologists hosting the TV show America's Lost Vikings decided to use color 3D scanning to try and determine the true age of this controversial artifact.

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