Smithsonian creates 3D model of mammoth

May 21, 2014

As part of theSmithsonian X 3D project—in which 3D laser scanners are used to create 3D digital images of the museum’s historical artifacts—digital models of a mammoth skeleton, the Wright Brothers’ aircraft, an entire dinosaur exhibit hall, and a number of other artifacts have been created. The Smithsonian uses a Faro Edge ScanArm ES to create its 3D models of the ancient artifacts. The ScanArm is a seven-axis measurement system with a fully integrated laser scanner which enables users at the Smithsonian to collect simple point variations with the ScanArm’s hard probe and laser scan sections requiring larger volumes of data. >>>Read more

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Since joining the team 2013, James covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles for each issue of the magazine, James managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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