Roozenburg has combined 3D scanning and printing with ceramic making techniques to create copies of fragile tea sets and other museum pieces.
Augmented reality markers are added to the objects, which, when read by a device like a smartphone or tablet, present information about the original artefact.
The combination of technologies will allow museum visitors to both handle identical objects to those kept behind glass and learn more about their history….
Working with Jouke Verlinden, an assistant professor in computer aided engineering at TU Delft, Roozenburg came up with the idea to lay the objects on a bed – like a patient in a hospital – and send the bed into a tomography scanner. This technique was secure enough for the museum to agree to let her handle objects from its collection, with the first project focusing on seven antique cups….
“It was very stressful when we were starting out, but now I drive around with the cups in my boot, and everybody is much more relaxed about the safety,” Roozenburg said.
…The scanner was used to create a 3D computer models of the cups from sectional images. This data was then used to 3D-print replicas and moulds for casting porcelain.
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