Archaeology & Historical Preservation


3D scanning and 3D printing are impacting the world of historical preservation. Whether it is scanning a city center or documenting the details of artifacts of an extinct civilization, 3D scanning is making the ancient world accessible in ways we never before imagined. This is relevant now more than ever to researchers, as the artifacts they typically must examine are quite old, and in many cases extremely fragile. Thanks to no contact 3D scanning these objects and many more can be accurately documented with no risk to the original artifact.

Digital used to be associated with virtual but now the ability to re-materialize data as physical three dimensional objects is demanding new explorations into the types of information the data contains. The levels of damage and destruction of heritage sites caused by mass tourism, wars, iconoclastic acts, the ravages of time, commercial imperatives, imperfect restoration and natural disasters has led to a re-evaluation of the importance of high resolution facsimiles.

Our 3D Scanning services fill a much needed niche, which has been missing for some time, making it possible, for instance, to reverse engineer old machine parts and create 3D models of archaeological artifacts.

High-resolution 3D recordings of sites, monuments and artifacts allow us to monitor, study, disseminate and understand our shared cultural history.

Museums and schools have been able to share items of historical significance with a wide audience without compromising the original objects by creating exact digital replicas of cultural artifacts. Precise metrology has allowed researchers and scientists to conduct analysis—sometimes from opposite ends of the planet.