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Volume 178, 201822nd International Conference on Innovative Manufacturing Engineering and Energy - IManE&E 2018
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Non-Conventional Technologies in Manufacture and Industry, Welding Technologies|
|Published online||24 July 2018|
3D laser scanning and digital restoration of an archaeological find
International Hellenic University, 14km Thessaloniki - N. Moudania, School of Science and Technology, Thermi GR57001, Greece
2 Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Iaşi 700050, Romania
3 Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, Kila Kozani, GR50100, Greece
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The current paper demonstrates the digital recreation and 3D printing of a missing fragment of an ancient ceramic pottery following digitization using a three dimensional laser scanning. The resulting pointcloud of the laser scans was treated with a series of advanced software for the creation of surfaces and ultimately for a digital model. An analytical methodology is presented revealing the step by step approach, which is an innovative way of recreating a missing fragment. Such approach aims to demonstrate the level of contribution that the ever evolving computer based technologies and 3D printing could bring to cultural heritage. The reverse engineering method presented for the reconstruction of a ceramic pottery, which is a part of the larger field of digital archaeology, is believed to benefit a variety of interested parties including 3D CAD users and designers, archaeologists and museum curators.
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