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.
Researchers in Australia have been studying multiple species of birds in order to measure how their bodies have changed over the past century in response to global warming. They needed a fast, accurate, and convenient way to document the precise dimensions of thousands of beaks of 86 different species of birds held in various museum collections.
As part of an ongoing excavation sponsored by the University of Cincinnati, an acclaimed UK facial anthropologist was called upon to digitally reconstruct the skull of an ancient warrior and create a painstakingly accurate approximation of his face as it had appeared in real life.
High up in the Himalayas, ancient bones that lay untouched for 2,000 years and were not excavated until the late 90s hold insights into the lives of a people about whom relatively little is known. Experts from the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) work to share this discovery with the world.
Testing the ability of Artec scanners to capture objects through glass, by digitizing the fragile remains of a creature from the Ice Age, which would extend the local city’s heritage by at least 12,000 years.
Built in 1938 by German manufacturing company Ehrhardt & Sehmer by order of a Franco-Belgian consortium called “Hauts-fourneaux et Aciéries de Differdange, St-Ingbert & Rumelange” (HADIR), the Groussgasmaschinn is so large it could contain an entire tennis court, and then some.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.