The digitised artefacts, some of which are part of a private collection, are being made available in a 3D printing-friendly format on the Threeding online platform, the world’s largest repository for 3D printable historical artefacts. The collection includes hundreds of pieces from different periods of Ancient Greek history which will now be available for users to download and 3D print.
Threeding's team used Artec’s high-resolution Spider and Eva scanners, in addition to its Artec Studio software, to 3D scan the relics and create 3D digital models for printing. The rest of the models were recreated by Threeding's team with the help of prominent artist and inventor Krasi Todorov.
The first models are currently available at Threeding.com and include the Head of Hygeia, Venus of Milos, Head of Zeus and more. Upon request, the collection will be made available as a 3D object made of sheet material through ZN ART, an original technology based on invention and computer hardware.
Artefact 3D scanned by Artec into 3D printable model.
"Creating this collection of 3D printing models of Anceint Greek artefacts is a milestone for us,” Cveta-Maria Partaleva, co-founder of Threeding.com, explained. “Although we already had fantastic ancient artefacts in 3D printing format from our other museum projects, these relics have tremendous meaning for human history and will make Threeding a desirable partner of all museums and collectors who are looking to present their artefacts in 3D printing friendly manner.”
Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D, commented: “We’re honoured to once again be the 3D scanning partner of choice for Threeding’s restoration projects. The capture of ancient relics is delicate work, requiring tools that can operate quickly, efficiently and precisely. Using our lightweight handheld 3D scanners and advanced software platform, Threeding has been able to add even more value to its impressive historical collection.”
This project follows the successful cooperation between Threeding and several European museums, which now includes more than 1000 3D printing-friendly objects from military history, ancient Greek, Roman and Thracian artefacts.