3D scanned Greek vase from Threeding and Artec.
Leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanners, Artec has announced a collaboration with Threeding.com for the 3D scanning of historical artefacts, the first large scale project for the 3D scanning of cultural heritage for commercial purposes.
Online 3D printing marketplace, Threeding will leverage Artec’s scanning expertise, software and 3D scanners to scan historical artefacts from leading Central and Eastern European museums to be published in a 3D printable format on Threeding’s website.
The company has already scanned over 150 museum objects including ancient sculptures and reliefs, ancient architectural details of Greek and Roman origin, medieval weapons, icons and tools.
The partnership will allow Threeding to add unique historical artefacts from world history into its portfolio of 3D printable models. Following a previous project with the Historical Museums of Varna and Pernik, Threeding plans to capture smaller artefacts for the museums by applying Artec’s technology.
“We are very excited about this partnership,” said Stan Partalev, co-founder of Threeding.com. “Offering 3D printing models of historical artefacts is a key priority for us and having access to Artec’s cutting-edge 3D scanning technology will increase significantly the number of models we offer. Artec’s 3D scanners are undisputedly the best devices for the digitisation of historical artefacts.”
Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec Group, adds: “Artec Group pays much attention to application of 3D scanning technology for world heritage preservation. It is our pleasure to participate in such projects and make our little contribution to this highly important initiative.”
Threeding and Artec will support the Pan-European effort for the digitisation of European historical and cultural heritage and will help to accelerate new revenue schemes for the museum industry.