Category Archives: Case studies

Bust of Vytautas the Great

Bust of Vytautas the Great, which is located inside of Vilnius Garrison Officers' Club building, was 3D scanned and then produced a small version of bust.

Object was scanned using two professional handheld scanners of Artec products - "Eva" and "Space Spider" - because statue itself is quite large yet consists of small and rich details e. g. face, relics and other elements. One of the main advantages or perks of using advanced handheld scanners is ability to freely use in any location due to possibility to use battery as a source of power. Artec's battery can be used up to 4 hours of continuous scanning which is more than enough for such object.

A smaller sized version was printed on Mass Portal XD20 3D printer which is one of the best in the market (desktop grade) and helps to achieve smooth surface which leads to easier post-processing. A whole bust was painted and some substances were applied to achieve bronze-alike look.

In short, 3D scanning, printing and post-processing technologies and tools are new approach on producing very high quality and memorable gifts with short amount of time and cost compared to traditional manufacturing.

Vytautas the Great replica was made as a gift of remembrance and gratitude.

3D printing material: PETG

3D printing technology: Fused Deposition Modeling

Product size: 145 x 110 x 220

3D scanning the sculpture of dr. Jonas Basanavicius by sculptor G. Piekuras

By sculptor's request, the sculptur of dr. Jonas Basanavicius was scanned with purpose to have a digital file for archiving or furher reproduction.

3D scanning consisted of three different approachs, legs, torso and head, due to sculpture's size as the obstacle is to obtain all information from every side. "Artec Eva" 3D scanner, based on structured-light technology, was used to scan the sculpture due to its mobility and speed. Advantages of the artec scanner is ability to scan massive sized objects or to reach more difficult spots e. g. underside of coat.

A created 3D model sculpture of dr. Jonas Basanavicius is archived digitaly with a possible need to re-create an original or different kind of sized sculptures. Also, a scanned material can be used in 3D visualisation environment.

A 3D scanning is a very helpful technology to finish a project with perfection without any need to worry regarding gypsium/clay fragile states. Such a 3D scanning technology is a perfect way to replicate exact made copies by sculptor or for any other purposes.

Scanning episode

Object size (mm): 1323 x 1036 x 2780

 

3D scanning of the Stelmužė Oak Trunk

According to the client's request, we performed 3D scanning of the Stelmužė Oak Trunk. An extremely fast and accurate "Artec Eva" 3D scanner, capable of scanning bulky objects, was used for this process.

The scanning conditions were quite complicated, as the process was carried out in a natural environment, in the sunshine. To remove this factor, artificial shadows were used using canvas. Despite these conditions, an extremely precise 3D model of 50 cm high Stelmužė oak trunk was obtained. The client will use this model to create art installations. Also, such works may be very suitable for the purpose of archiving, decoration or measurement.

3D scanning allowed customers to quickly and precisely create a computer model for this unique object and apply it to the art project.

Object size (mm): 3267 x 3291 x 485.

Mockup of industrial machine

Finnish company which specializes in the manufacture of special pumps and industrial mixers ordered a single device mockup which was created using 3D printing technologies and was made from more than ten 3D printed elements.

The model provided by the customer have been optimized and adapted to the 3D printing technology. The final model was simplified, extremely small elements were removed or made thicker.

Parts were made with Zortrax M200 3D printers and ULTRAT plastic to print product items for its robustness and handling ability.

The printed models were further processed by various means and painted in the necessary colors according to the wishes of the client. The duration of the project is just four weeks, including shipping. This shows that 3D modeling and 3D printing are ideal for creating such layouts

3D printing material: ULTRAT plastic

3D Printing Technology: Fused (FDM) (fused deposition modeling)

Product size (mm): 520 x 75 x 75