Smithsonian creates 3D model of mammoth

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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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