3D Printing Helping as Technology to Restore Museum.

sculpture 3038725 1920
sculpture 3038725 1920

Néstor Marqués is a Russian archeology researcher and teacher of heritage, he is working on the restoration of ancient heritage with the help of 3D printing service as to provide help to people who want to interact with ancient history. He started to combine technology with archeology on experimental base, during such experiments it came in his observation that custom 3D printing offers the ability to reconstruct antique brands in an absolutely new way. He started these experiments to combine the technology with archeology in 2012 and today, Néstor can design and produce full-sized clones of antique brands for those museums that are looking to develop a more palpable involvement for their valued visitors.

He is specialized in Roman Wold and Cultural publications, he moved around the world to develop virtual museums and teaching resources and plans for museums and teaching institutes. He alone made up more than 50 antique brands to display till 2018.

Clone of Antique Brands.

He printed his first 3D model in 2012 that disclosed the potential of custom 3D printing to him as it allowed him to emulate any object substantially that he designed or virtualized simply and cost-effectively. This innovative technology absolutely abolishes the dependency on large industries and quickly makes us realized the impact of this technology that will not only revolutionize heritage but even daily lives.

Photogrammetry is the technology that Nestor is using to scan the antique brands to develop virtualizations and 3D models.

Once the scanning is complete then these scans concluded into a sturdy 3D model and then 3D printed object. He used customized software because default utility which came with the 3D printer was not fulfilled his requirements. for this purpose, he needs thorough control on this technology as allow to repair, inspect and configure every single detail of the printed objects just as he wants.

Nestor uses custom software to streamline its printing process, which gives it complete control over how it can use different tools and achieve the desired results. With the help of different tools and techniques, Nestor has cloned everything from small particles of Roman pottery and even full-scale bosom and statues. He did all this as an experiment than he started to print the original clone of antique brands and no one was able to differentiate them. He scanned a 2300 years old statue with photogrammetry, create its 3D file and printed it in its real height and width, that statue was printed in 21 small pieces then conscientious all together over a paltry structure, and finally, the statue painted to look like the original. He cloned this antique brand for a Spanish museum, Vilamuseu located in La Vila Joiosa. During this printing operation, the actual statue was not moved out from the National Archaeological Museum of Spain and even a 3D printer was not shifted to that museum.

As we know, 3D printed objects are durable and cost-effective, museums are now able to allow their guests to physically touch these antique brands, offering a new excitement to the guests. Nestor’s views on this achievement are, It is a great success for the accessibility in museums. with help of this technology, especially for disabled people, just imagine, there is a blind person who is visiting a museum and everything is behind the glass which did not allow him to touch physically, what will be the enjoyment for such disabled people in museums. If there are cloned 3D objects and they are allowed to touch them physically, it will offer them a piece of enjoyment. Custom 3D printed objects offer them such enjoyment. Thanks to Mr. Néstor Marqués launching such a great idea.

In the future, Nestor plans to make it a model for world-famous museums so that people can enjoy it as much as possible.


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